The FINANCIAL -- Anadarko Petroleum Corporation on April 28 announced its Board of Directors has named Christopher O. Champion as Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller, effective June 1, 2015, succeeding M. Cathy Douglas, who is retiring following more than 35 years with the company.
"We are thrilled to have someone of Chris's caliber join the Anadarko team," said Anadarko Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer Bob Gwin. "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."
"We have been blessed to have Cathy as part of the Anadarko organization for her entire career," said Anadarko Chairman, President and CEO Al Walker. "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, age 45, has more than 22 years of experience in the accounting industry. He is currently a senior audit partner at KPMG LLP, where he serves as KPMG's national audit leader for oil and natural gas. He began his career at Arthur Andersen LLP in 1992. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration – accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.