Aron Witchfield's Blog
People are the heart ofour business; we say it time and time again at Wood Group. To ensure we live upto this Core Value, we’ve assembled a group of passionateleaders who guide our company with respect, empathy, and opencommunication. Together, they foster a culture that promotes personal andprofessional development, respects a positive work-life balance, rewardscompetitively, and celebrates success at every level.
Meet our Excom,the Group executive committee.
Bob Keiller became CEOof Wood Group in November 2012, having served previously as CEO of Wood GroupPSN. He has worked in the oil & gasindustry since 1986 and led the management buyout of PSN from Halliburtonin 2006 and its subsequent sale to Wood Group in 2011.
Bob has a Master ofengineering degree from Heriot-Watt University and is a chartered engineer. Hewas previously chairman of the Offshore Contracting Association (OCA), co-chairof the cross-industry trade body Oil and Gas UK, and served on the board ofPILOT, the industry-government taskforce group. He was a member of the UKcross-industry Step Change in Safety Leadership Team and led the UK HelicopterTask Group formed in 2009 to accelerate safety improvements in air safety. Heis a former chairman of the Aberdeen & District Round Table and theEntrepreneurial Exchange.
Bob's awards includeEntrepreneur of the Year in 2006 and 2008, Scottish Businessman of the Year in2007 and Grampian Industrialist of the Year in 2008. In 2009 he was recognisedfor his outstanding contribution to the oil & gas industry at the ScottishOffshore Achievement Awards. In 2010 he was the first individual to receiveglobal recognition in safety leadership when he was awarded the InternationalRegulators Forum's 'Carolita Kallaur Award', for his outstanding leadership ofthe Helicopter Task Group.
Committee membership:Safety & Assurance Committee