Ray Riddoch, Nexen’s UK managing director and senior vice president of Europe, has taken over as co-chair of Oil and Gas UK.
Riddoch replaces previous co-chair, Neil McCulloch, who has left EnQuest.
With over 30 years’ experience of having worked in the oil and gas sector in the UK, Europe and Africa, Riddoch will take up the position at the next general meeting.
Deirdre Michie, Chief Executive of Oil & Gas UK, said: “Ray Riddoch brings a huge breadth of industry experience and I am delighted he is becoming Co-Chair.
“I would also like to sincerely thank Neil McCulloch for his leadership and contribution to Oil & Gas UK and to the industry. The last 2 years have been very challenging and his support and insightful guidance during this time have been exceptional and very much appreciated by myself and the Board of Oil & Gas UK and we all wish him the very best for the future.”
Mr Riddoch, who has more than 30 years of upstream oil and gas experience in the UK, Europe and Africa, added: “I am delighted to take on the role of Operator Co-Chair. I look forward to working with the Oil & Gas UK Board and leadership team to promote the wealth of expertise in our industry and ensure a sustainable future for the North Sea.”