OEG Offshore said yesterday it had recruited chartered accountant Adrian Bannister from fellow Aberdeen firm Viking Seatech to become its new chief financial officer (CFO).
Mr Bannister has been CFO at Viking, which carries out engineering services including mooring analysis and modelling for rig locations and moves, and recently diversified into broader asset-management work since 2012.
He was previously CEO at both Stork Technical Services and Sparrows Offshore Group.
At OEG, which specialises in the design, build, rental and sale of cabins and containers for the offshore oil and gas market, he will assume responsibility for the group’s global finance team activity, including accounting, taxation, regulatory and reporting matters.
Mr Bannister will be based at OEG’s Aberdeen office and will also join the group’s board, which governs the holding company and each of its regional operating businesses.
Chief executive John Heiton said: “We are delighted to welcome Adrian to the OEG group. He is a highly experienced and established financial leader, with knowledge of the international offshore sectors and geographical regions in which OEG operates.
“With more than 25 years’ experience in the energy finance sector, Adrian will add great strength to the company as OEG accelerates its global expansion plans.”
Mr Bannister is a non-executive director at Cortez Subsea and also a governor and finance committee chairman at St Margaret’s School for Girls in Aberdeen.
Dyce-based OEG has more than 165 employees working from 25 main bases around the world.
Meanwhile, Norwegian energy service firm AGR, which has office in Aberdeen, has appointed former Statoil chief executive Olav Fjell as chairman.
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