Anadarko elects new Chief Accounting Officer

  • Business & Finance

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation has named Christopher O. Champion as Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller, effective June 1, 2015.

Champion will succeed M. Cathy Douglas, who is retiring after more than 35 years with the company.

Anadarko Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Bob Gwin, said:“We are thrilled to have someone of Chris’s caliber join the Anadarko team. His extensive audit experience in the energy industry, as well as his leadership roles within the KPMG organization, make him particularly well-positioned to continue Anadarko’s demonstrated commitment to transparency in financial reporting.”

Anadarko Chairman, President and CEO, Al Walker, reviewed Cathy Douglas’s long career at the company. “We have been blessed to have Cathy as part of the Anadarko organization for her entire career. We are very grateful for her numerous contributions to the company’s success, her stewardship of our financial statements, and her positive influences on our culture and our employees.”

Champion is currently a senior audit partner at KPMG LLP, a professional services company from Amsterdam, where he serves as KPMG’s national audit leader for oil and natural gas. He began his career at Arthur Andersen LLP, based in Chicago, in 1992.

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