Oil and gas boss Bob Donnelly has been appointed the new managing director of RelyOn Nutec.
The former Return To Scene (R2S) chief joins the global safety, skills and training organisation to lead their UK business through expansion and join RelyOn Nutec’s global management team.
Mr Donnelly brings with him two decades of experience in the oil and gas training, safety and competency sector.
He previously spent five years in business development with Petrofac before further enhancing his experience in the past decade as a director with R2S which delivers digital solutions in the industry.
He was latterly managing director for R2S before being appointed to his position with RelyOn Nutec.
Mr Donnelly replaces Duncan Bonner, who has moved within the group to managing director of RelyOn Nutec’s Middle East region.
Mr Donnelly said: “The industry is changing faster than it ever has, not least in the digital arena, so it is vital to integrate these changes into the training, safety and competency market.
“My focus will be on expansion and modernisation to ensure that RelyOn Nutec is delivering the right training for the current roles in the industry and that we remain the ‘go to’ leading provider for the right training and the right competency management for maximum survivability in any emergency situation.”
Torben Harring, group chief executive of RelyOn Nutec added: “I’m very pleased we have been able to attract Bob Donnelly.
“He brings broad management experience, deep knowledge of the changing customer demands and a good portion of chance readiness, which is instrumental as we steer the business to the next level to continually drive safety within the industry.”
RelyOn Nutec has 33 training centres across the world, including two UK centres in Aberdeen and Teesside which have 72 and 23 employees respectively.
The firm, formerly Falck Safety Services, was bought by Danish private equity firm Polaris last year.