Dr Brian Gilvary


Brian Gilvary is Chairman of Ineos Energy. Prior to this he served on the Board of BP plc as Chief Financial Officer from 2012- 2020. Prior to CFO, he held several senior financial and commercial roles, including member of the Board of TNK-BP, Chief Executive of BP’s commodity trading division and Commercial Director of the downstream division. He has acted as BP’s principal negotiator on a series of large transactions and complex legal matters.

Brian is currently the senior independent director of Barclays plc and the Francis Crick Institute, and Chairman of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity. He Chairs the Remco on Barclays plc and joined the Defence Board in May 2023.

Brian also served on the Board of Air Liquide from 2016-21, was the Chairman of the FTSE100 Group of Finance Directors from 2018-20, was a member of the UK Treasury Financial Management Review Board from 2014 to 2017 and served on various HRH Prince of Wales’ Business in the Community Leadership Teams from 2007 to 2009.

Brian holds a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Manchester where he is an Honorary visiting Professor, and an Honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Sheffield. He is also a Fellow of the Energy Institute. Brian has also competed Great Britain Triathlon at 5 Age Group World Championships.