Leadership team

Chris Finlayson

Chris Finlayson
Chief Executive

Appointed in 2011; Chief Executive in 2013


Chris provides strong and committed leadership to the Group gained through more than 35 years' experience in the oil and gas industry, including significant front-line operating experience. He has an impressive track record of delivering largescale projects and has worked successfully with joint venture partners, national oil companies and governments at the highest levels.

Before joining BG Group, Chris held key positions with Royal Dutch Shell, where latterly he was a member of the exploration and production leadership team, serving in Russia, Nigeria, Brunei and the North Sea.

Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive, Chris was responsible for BG Advance, including BG Group's exploration team and the major capital projects programme.

Other appointments

  • Lloyd's Register Group Limited

Roles of the Chairman and Chief Executive

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