Head of Step Change in Safety resigns

Super Puma AS332 L2, carrying 16 passengers and two crew from the Borgsten Dolphin oil rig, ditched in the North Sea on Friday. Picture of Les Linklater (Team Leader, Step Change in Safety) Picture by KENNY ELRICK 25/08/2013 .
Les Linklater has stood down as executive director of Step Change in Safety

The head of a major North Sea safety body has stood down from his role.

Les Linklater has left Step Change in Safety (SCiS) to “pursue a next step in his career”, the organisation announced this evening.

Step Change in Safety did not say who will be replacing him in the position.

Mr Linklater has been executive director of the organisation for four of the seven years he has been there.

A spokeswoman for the group said: “Step Change in Safety can confirm that effective March 1st,, 2019, Les Linklater has left his position as Executive Director of the organisation to pursue a next step in his career.

“The board of Step Change in Safety would like to thank Les for his valuable contribution over the years and wishes him well in his future endeavours.

“Step Change in Safety remains committed to improving the safety of the UKCS by promoting effective collaboration, sharing and learning, and the adoption of best safety practices.”

SCiS is a member-led organisation which includes operators and contractors, trade unions, regulators and the onshore and offshore workforce.