Industry body Oil & Gas UK today announced new appointments at its expanded board.
James Edens, vice president and managing director at CNR International (UK), and Gordon Ballard, chairman and country manager of Schlumberger UK, have been appointed the co-chairmen of the organisation, representing, respectively, operators and contractors.
The new vice co-chairmen are Trevor Garlick, regional president North Sea at BP, and John Pearson, managing director of natural resources for Europe and west Africa at Amec.
Robin Davies, vice president for HSEQ & business improvement at Subsea 7, has been appointed honorary treasurer.
All previously served on the board.
Malcolm Webb, Oil & Gas UK’s chief executive, said: “Oil & Gas UK is fortunate to be able to rely on individuals of such high calibre to take on these important roles. It is of great benefit to our organisation and the whole industry that senior executives such as these are willing to take on this extra commitment for the sector.”
Mr Edens said: “I am pleased to take on the role at this crucial stage in developing improved relationships with Government. We have seen the benefit of collaborative efforts, both within industry and across government, recently and I look forward to maturing these – ensuring that the industry demonstrates responsible operations while maximising economic recovery of oil and gas from the basin.”
Mr Ballard added: “I look forward to working, together with James Edens and the rest of the board of directors, on behalf of this important industry and its high-technology supply chain, which employs hundreds of thousands of highly-skilled people right across the UK.”