Finance expert Gay Huey Evans joins ConocoPhillips board

ConocoPhillips announced Friday that its board of directors has elected Gay Huey Evans to its ranks, the second woman to join the board in the past year.

Evans, 58, brings a long history in the banking and finance industry to the ConocoPhillips board.

She was vice chairman of the board of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association for two years ending in 2012. Prior to that, she served as vice chairman of Investment Banking and Investment Management at Barclays Capital from 2008 to 2010 and as head of governance at Citi Alternative Investments for two years prior. Her work history includes several senior management positions with the Bankers Trust Company in New York and London and other financial firms.

“Gay brings in-depth knowledge of, and insight into, global capital markets from her extensive experience in the financial services industry,” said ConocoPhillips CEO Ryan Phillips in a written statement. “Her election to the board adds significant expertise on these matters to our organization and will provide a unique and valuable perspective to the running of our business.”

Evans earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Bucknell University.

ConocoPhillips board now has 11 directors. Evans will serve on the Audit and Finance Committee, ConocoPhillips said.