Anadarko Petroleum has named Christopher Champion as chief accounting officer and controller, effective June 1. He will succeed M. Cathy Douglas, who is retiring following more than 35 years with the company.

Champion has more than 22 years of experience in the accounting industry. He is currently a senior audit partner at KPMG, where he serves as KPMG's national audit leader for oil and natural gas. He began his career at Arthur Andersen in 1992.