Global engineering consultancy WS Atkins has appointed oil industry stalwart Gretchen Watkins as a non-executive director.
Watkins will also become a member of the company’s nomination committee from August 1.
During a 25-year career, she held senior positions with Amoco Corporation, BP, Marathon, and most recently Maersk Oil, where she is currently chief operating officer.
She has held executive positions in exploration and production, midstream operations and supply and trading. She was also a member of Independent Petroleum Association of America board of directors.
Atkins chairman Allan Cook, said: “Gretchen’s broad international experience and deep knowledge of the energy industry will be a tangible benefit to Atkins as we continue to develop and grow our business internationally.”