Tuesday, 06 October 2021 08:51

Wood Group appoints new CEO

Robin Watson has been appointed new Wood Group CEO

Wood Group has announced the appointment of Robin Watson as chief executive officer, succeeding Bob Keiller who will retire from the post at the end of the year.

Robin has served on the board of the company since 2013, initially as CEO of Wood Group PSN and then as Group chief operating officer from April 2015.

He will take up the role of CEO on 1 January 2016, following Bob Keiller’s retirement on 31 December 2015.

Chairman, Ian Marchant, said: “I would like to thank Bob for his significant contribution to the Group, both following the acquisition of PSN in 2010, and during his three years as CEO. The Group has made significant progress under Bob’s leadership and the board respects his decision to stand down at this time. Robin was identified as the stand out candidate to succeed Bob as part of our succession planning process, and we believe that his knowledge and experience will ensure an orderly transition.”

Bob Keiller said: “I am delighted with the Group’s progress over the last five years; repositioning our service offerings and embedding a group-wide culture founded on our core values. I have had the pleasure of working with some wonderful, committed, skilled and innovative people across the world. I will miss Wood Group, but will have the satisfaction of knowing that it is in good hands and on a personal note I have several business interests that I am looking to develop. I wish Robin and the rest of the executive team every success.”

Robin Watson added: “I am delighted and honoured to have the opportunity to lead Wood Group in the next stage of its development. Wood Group is a great success story thanks to an exceptional leadership team and dedicated people with unparalleled technical expertise. Together, these are the fundamentals of a successful service business. I look forward to leading the team as we develop and execute our strategy to support our global customer base as we continue developing innovative and cost efficient solutions.”

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