Dr Marcus Richards, formerly Chief Executive, Dana Petroleum plc and Senior Vice-President, BP, will deliver the keynote address at the 10th Scottish Council Development and Industry (SCDI) Annual Lecture in Aberdeen on 16 January 2014.
He said: “Oil and gas is a vitally important industry for both Scotland and the UK. Dana is also playing its role in helping to secure the UK’s future energy needs. I look forward to exploring these, and other themes, in my lecture.”
Richards’ experience includes managing large-scale multi-disciplinary teams in operational, major project, research and development arenas. A significant proportion of his career has been spent outside the UK and Europe, with assignments in the US, Australia, China and Indonesia.
He is an alumnus of Harvard University and a visiting Professor at Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University.
Ian Armstrong, SCDI Regional Director, added: “The support we’ve had from members over the past ten years has established the Lecture as a special occasion in the region’s business calendar and I know members and guests will be keen to hear the views of Dr Richards on the future prospects of the energy sector as we enter what will be a historic year for Scotland.”