Ian Marchant, the former chief executive of SSE, will take over as chairman of John Wood group on the retiral of Allister Langlands at the company’ annual meeting on 14 May 2014.
Marchant has been a director of Wood Group since 2006 and has been senior independent non-executive director since May 2012.
He was Chief Executive of SSE plc for over 10 years prior to his retirement in June 2013, and is non-executive chairman of Infinis Energy PLC and a non-executive director of Aggreko plc.
Langlands has been with Wood Group since 1991, initially as Finance Director until 2000, then as Deputy Chief Executive and from 2007 as Group Chief Executive, before becoming Chairman in 2012.
* Marchant is due to give the keynote address on ‘challenges facing Scottish energy’ at the David Hume Institute next month in Edinburgh (See EVENTS page for more details)