An industry veteran is returning to the fold after a three year secondment.
Dr Gordon Drummond is leaving his role as project director at the National Subsea Research Initiative (NSRI), the research arm of Subsea UK, to return to Subsea 7.
Dr Drummond has been involved in the subsea sector since 1994 initially offshore on diving vessels and latterly in an engineering capacity.
NSRI facilitates and coordinates research and development activities within the UK’s subsea sector.
Chairman of NSRI, Peter Blake, said: “NSRI has made significant strides towards meaningful engagement between industry, government and academia.
“Dr Drummond has played a pivotal role in the numerous achievements of NSRI in the last three years and, on behalf of the board, I’d like to pay tribute to his sterling work and wish him well for the future.”
Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, added: “NSRI’s strong links into Subsea UK ensure that it is fully aligned with what industry needs and it’s why the two organisations work alongside each other.
“Subsea UK echoes Mr Blake’s praise of and gratitude to Dr Drummond.
“It is critical that we continue to invest in subsea technology to ensure Britain remains at the forefront of the global industry.
“We will only stay ahead of the game by improving the knowledge transfer between our industry and academia. This is where NSRI plays its most valuable role in bringing all the relevant organisations together to advance market-led research and technology development.”
NSRI are currently looking for applicants to fill the project director role.