People: BP PLC (BP.L)
24 Apr 2015
Mr. Brendan R. Nelson serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of BP Plc. Brendan Nelson is a chartered accountant. He was made a partner of KPMG in 1984 and served as a member of the UK board of KPMG from 2000 to 2006, subsequently being appointed vice chairman until his retirement in 2010. At KPMG International he held a number of senior positions including global chairman, banking and global chairman, financial services. He served for six years as a member of the Financial Services Practitioner Panel and in 2013 was the president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Brendan Nelson has had a long career in finance and auditing, particularly in the areas of financial services and trading. During his career he has also had management experience at a very senior level. He is well qualified to chair the audit committee and to act as its financial expert. As chair of the audit committee he has focused particularly on the oversight of the group’s trading operations. All of this is complemented by his broader business experience and his role as the chair of the audit committee of a major bank.
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