Marine energy service firm Acteon Group has hired Carl Trowell as its chief executive, replacing Richard Higham.
The new boss joins Acteon from drilling rig company Valaris, where he held the role of executive chairman. He was chief executive of Ensco before it merged with Rowan Companies to become Valaris.
Prior to joining Ensco, he worked for US oilfield service giant Schlumberger, holding a variety of leadership positions for 17 years, including managing director for the North Sea region.
Mr Trowell will join Acteon on June 1, with Mr Higham stepping down after 30 years with the company. He will remain on the board as a non-executive director and senior advisor.
Acteon board member Ryan Miller said: “We are delighted to welcome Carl to Acteon and look forward to working with him. The company will benefit significantly from his deep sector knowledge and track record in a range of leadership positions across the industry.
“We’d like to thank Richard for the incredible work he has done in growing Acteon over the years and we are pleased that the company will continue to benefit from his guidance and strategic counsel.”