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Karen Richardson

Karen Richardson - Independent non-executive director

Independent non-executive director


Appointed 1 January 2021


Board and committee activities:

From the?conclusion of 2021 Annual General Meeting, Karen will become a member of the?audit committee


Outside interests:

Director of Artius?Acquisition Inc.

Director of Exponent?Inc.








Karen has?previously been a director of Worldpay Inc. (formerly, Worldpay Group plc) and?of BT plc., with digital and technology experience, which enables her to?contribute to the long-term sustainable success and strategy of the business.


Karen is?currently a director of both Artius Acquisition Inc., a special purpose?acquisition company, having been appointed this year, and, since 2013, Exponent?Inc., the engineering and scientific consulting company.


Karen is a US?national, and based in Florida.


Relevant skills and experience

Karen brings exceptional?knowledge of digital, technology, cyber and IT security matters from her career?working with innovative companies in Silicon Valley. As bp works to transform?into an integrated energy company, Karen has the skills, experience and?diversity to further enhance the board's ability to support and oversee the?delivery of bp’s strategy.?