From the days of sweeping floors and painting pipes as a young man in the oil and gas industry, John Donachie has seen his career soar. The partner and head of corporate finance with Pareto Securities Limited won the Offshore Achievement Awards Rising Star accolade in 2004. He was responsible for creating the Young Professionals section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers which has now become a global network for people to meet.
The chief executive of Aberdeen’s leading science centre said more young people need to be shown the opportunities they could have from working in the oil and gas industry. Liz Hodge, who runs Satrosphere, made the comments as she gave her backing to Energy Voice’s Offshore Europe event on September 2. The panel discussion at the Tivoli includes Sir Ian Wood, Derek Leith, office managing partner at EY Aberdeen and the firm’s UK head of oil and gas taxation and Offshore Europe co-chairman Michael Engell-Jensen.