Industry body Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) said yesterday it had two new co-chairmen and several other new recruits to its boardroom team.
The two men taking on roles as joint chairmen are Neil McCulloch, North Sea president for EnQuest, and Global Energy Group corporate relationship director Terry Savage – representing operator and contractor members of OGUK respectively.
Their predecessors – Trevor Garlick, formerly of BP, and John Pearson at Amec Foster Wheeler – have now both stepped down, having completed the maximum period of tenure allowed.
Mr McCulloch said: “The most important role for my tenure as co-chairman is to help drive investment in the UK continental shelf (UKCS).”
Mr Savage added: “I look forward to working with Neil, Deirdre (OGUK chief executive Deirdre Michie) and the board to address the change in culture and behaviours required to have a sustainable future in the UKCS.”
Ray Riddoch of Nexen Petroleum UK and Neil Sims at Expro take on the vice co-chairman roles, while Craig May, managing director of Chevron Upstream Europe, remains honorary treasurer.
Also joining the board are Mark Thomas of BP, Walter Thain from Petrofac and Morten Kelstrup of Maersk Oil UK.
Ms Michie said: “I look forward to drawing on the experience and guidance of the new Board directors and officers to strengthen the prospects for firms in this sector.”