Global Energy Group has today announced the upcoming appointment of Tim Cornelius in the new role of group chief executive.
Mr Cornelius will report directly to chairman and majority shareholder Roy MacGregor, who has fulfilled most of the functions of a CEO until now.
Global said Mr Cornelius would be responsible for group financial performance and managing Global’s on-going transition into a low-carbon-focused business.
He was appointed non-executive director at Aberdeen and Inverness based Global in January 2020.
He spent the past 15 years as CEO of Simec Atlantis Energy, formerly Atlantis Resources, which developed the MeyGen tidal array in the Pentland Firth.
He used to work in the oil and gas industry as a commercial diver and ROV pilot before moving into marine renewables in 2000.
Global said Mr Cornelius had a track record of raising funding for and delivering on renewable energy projects in the UK and abroad.
Mr Cornelius said: “It is a privilege to be afforded the opportunity to join Global at such an exciting time in the company’s evolution and growth trajectory.
“Their reputation for the delivery of high-quality services across the full spectrum of energy sectors, coupled with the strategic location of their assets makes this one of the most exciting roles in the UK energy sector.
“The chairman has set a high bar with respect to measuring success going forward and he has built a company that values safety, quality and reputation above all other metrics.
“I look forward to working with the team at Global to build a UK energy services powerhouse that will be at the forefront of the green recovery, as governments target a green and resilient future.
Invergordon-born Mr MacGregor, who founded Global in 2005, said: “I am delighted to formally welcome Tim on board as CEO. He has a long working history with the group as both customer and advisor.
“I am confident that with Tim’s skills and experience within the industry together with his established relationships with our existing leadership team, that he will lead the group through this next phase of the energy transition with a clear strategy and focus, utilising our long history in all energy markets, cementing the group’s place within the clean energy industry for years to come.”
Global owns and operates of the Port of Nigg and has several facilities in both the Highlands and Aberdeen.
Employing more than 1,500 people, it is the largest private employer in the Highlands.