Chris OShea joined Centrica as Group Chief Financial Officer on 1 November 2018 and was appointed Interim Group Chief Executive with effect from 17 March 2020. He was subsequently appointed as the permanent Group Chief Executive with effect from 14 April 2020. He is also Chairman of the Disclosure Committee.
Skills and Experience:
Chris is an experienced listed company chief financial officer with considerable experience of complex, multi-national organisations, not only in the energy sector but also in technology led engineering and services industries. Prior to joining Centrica, Chris was group chief financial officer of both Smiths Group plc and Vesuvius plc, and a non-executive director of Foseco India Ltd, an Indian-listed supplier to the foundry industry. From 2006 to 2012 Chris held various senior finance roles with BG Group plc, including chief financial officer of Europe and Central Asia, prior to which he held a number of senior roles with Royal Dutch Shell plc in the UK, the US and Nigeria, and with Ernst & Young. Chris studied Accounting and Finance at the University of Glasgow, is a Chartered Accountant, and holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Management at Duke University.