Robin Watson became chief executive of Wood Group in January 2016, having been chief operating officer (COO) and an executive member of the Wood Group board since January 2013 and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Groups Wood Group PSN Division since 2012. As chief executive, he is responsible for the delivery of a business of $6billion in revenue, which employs more than 35,000 staff across over 50 countries. Robins most recent personal accolades came in 2014, winning the Institute of Directors (IoD) ‘Global Director of the Year award and the IoD Scotlands overall 'Director of the Year' award.
Robin has more than 30 years of engineering and industry experience, with the past 11 years spent in a variety of executive positions and being actively engaged with various industry and governmental representative bodies, including as board member of Oil and Gas UK and the Oil and Gas Contractors Council, member of the industrys 'Step Change in Safety' Leadership Team and work-group co-chair. Robin holds a position of visiting professor at the Robert Gordon University and is a 'Global Scot', as accredited by Scotlands First Minister (the leader of the Scottish government). Between 2011 and 2015, Robin was on the Scottish Business Board, which was a cross-industry leadership group chaired by the UK Governments Secretary of State for Scotland.
Robin is passionate about helping the communities in which he works and has a proud track record of community involvement throughout his career. Prior to joining Wood Group, Robin was with Petrofac and Mobil Oil, working both in the UK and internationally.
Robin is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, a Fellow of both the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Energy Institute and holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and an Honours Degree in Offshore & Mechanical Engineering
Dave Stewart became CEO Asset Life Cycle Solutions East in 2016, bringing almost 40 years of oil & gas industry experience to the role, which focuses on the development and execution of the business’ strategy and future growth.
Since joining Wood Group in 1997, Dave has led the business to notable achievements. He established Wood Group’s duty holder capability in 2007 and broadened the service offering in the UK Continental Shelf after being appointed UK managing director for Wood Group PSN in 2012.
The UK operations team experienced a 100% contract win rate in 2013 by securing 10 awards from key clients. The same year, the team received four awards in the Oil & Gas safety awards.
Dave also serves in active roles in some of the UK’s oil & gas industry organisations. He is a board trustee member for Oil & Gas UK and plays a key role in industry bodies such the helicopter task group.
Dave is passionate about the community and spearheaded a campaign that raised £250,000 to help open a new Maggie’s cancer caring centre in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Since joining Wood Group in 2003, Bob MacDonald has been the key account manager for BP, managed the Operations Support Group and was operations director for J P Kenny before becoming the director for the North Sea region in 2013 for Wood Group Kenny. A key member of the Wood Group Kenny leadership team, Bob contributed significantly to the excellent growth and performance of the business. He was appointed CEO Specialist Technical Solutions in 2016.
Bob started his oil and gas career in the subsea industry more than 20 years ago. He has held a wide variety of roles, working extensively offshore and on assignments in Europe, North and South America, and in the Middle East.
Bob graduated with a degree in engineering technology and subsequently earned master’s degrees in law & arbitration and in offshore engineering from the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.
David Kemp has been chief financial officer of Wood Group since May 2015. David joined Wood Group in 2013 as CFO of Wood Group PSN and was responsible for aspects of finance and administration, IT, real estate, and legal services.
David has more than 20 years’ experience in the oil & gas sector. Prior to joining Wood Group, he served in executive roles at Trap Oil Group, Technip, Simmons and Company International, and Hess Corporation, working across Finance, M&A and Operations. David is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds an Honours degree in accountancy from the University of Aberdeen.
Sue MacDonald, Executive President of People & Organisation, is responsible for delivering the Group's human resources, communications and organisational effectiveness strategy. She joined Wood Group in November 2010 as Human Resources director for Production Facilities and was seconded to lead the integration team for the acquisition of PSN. She was appointed Human Resources director for the combined Wood Group PSN business in 2011 and to Executive President, People and Organisation for the Group in 2013.
Sue has more than 30 years’ industry experience and joined Wood Group from Marathon where she was Head of Human Resources for the global upstream business. She has a Master of Arts degree from the University of Aberdeen and a postgraduate diploma in personnel management. Sue is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD).
Nina Schofield, Executive President - HSSEA, is responsible for developing and implementing health, safety, security and environment (HSSE) strategies across Wood Group’s global operations.
Nina has more than 20 years of global HSSE experience with international energy services businesses, and has worked in the UK, Azerbaijan, Canada and US. She joined Wood Group in 2014 from Amec, where she was Group HSSE director.
Nina has earned a Bachelor of Laws from Open University/Guilford college of Law, a Master of Arts degree from Glasgow University and a National Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health. She is a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.
Steve Wayman was appointed executive president – integration in June 2017, bringing 40 years of experience in the oil & gas industry to the role. He was previously executive president of Strategy & Development. Steve began his career with BP in the UK and served in a number of engineering roles over the next 12 years before moving to Australia in 1989. There he joined the team of J P Kenny (JPK) as a project manager, a move that launched his nearly 30-year career with Wood Group.
Following his appointments as managing director for Australia and then joint managing director of JPK Group, with responsibility for Eastern Hemisphere operations, the business grew to include offices in Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne and Jakarta, plus start-up businesses for studies and integrity management. In 2003, Steve returned to London as CEO of JPK Group. Its core subsea & pipeline business, and specialty consulting and niche technology offerings are now key services of our Specialist Technical Solutions (STS) business unit.
In 2015 Steve moved across from the WGK CEO role to become executive president, Strategy and Development for Wood Group. In this role he was responsible for strategic analysis & planning, business development & marketing, technology & innovation, and mergers & acquisitions. Steve earned an Honours degree in petroleum engineering from Imperial College. He is a former president of the Pipeline Industries Guild.
Andrew Stewart was appointed CEO of the Asset Life Cycle Solutions business in the Western region in 2017. Since joining Wood Group’s Australia operations in 2009, he has served in a number of positions, most recently as president of Construction, Maintenance and Operations, with responsibility for more than 8,000 employees who support a range of oil & gas, refining, pipeline and construction contracts across the United States, Canada, Latin America and The Caribbean. He previously led Wood Group’s brownfield production services business in Australia & Asia Pacific.
Andrew brings a range of international expertise across an array of complex oil & gas, chemical and mining projects, having worked in India, Asia, Australia, the UK and US. He is an authentic leader with a passion for demonstrable performance that builds enduring customer relationships.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in mechanical engineering from The University of Melbourne and a Master of Business Administration from Melbourne Business School. Andrew received the Managing Director of the Year Award by The CEO Magazine for 2015 for his outstanding achievement in growing Wood Group throughout Australia and Asia Pacific, transforming the business by securing several notable contracts across the region.