Wood Group appoints new chief executives in UK and USA


Michelle McNichol
Michelle McNichol

Dave Stewart has been appointed as chief executive of Aberdeen-based Wood Group PSN (WGPSN) in an internal promotion from his present job as UK managing director.

In his new position, he will focus on continued business efficiency and support the group’s growth in the global oil and gas industry.

Stewart has more than 35 years of oil and gas experience and joined Wood Group 17 years ago. During this time Dave has been responsible for the establishment of Wood Group’s duty holder business and creating WGPSN’s industrial services capability through the acquisition of Pyeroy Group in 2013.

He is also on the leadership team of Step Change in Safety, co-chair for Human Factors and Competence steering group and board trustee for the Oil and Gas Chaplaincy.

He said: “I am committed to delivering collaborative, competitive and cost-effective solutions that enhance value for our clients in these challenging times.”

Stewart will report to Robin Watson who takes up his new position of Chief Operating Officer of Wood Group in April.

Meanwhile, the Wood Group has appointed Michele McNichol as chief executive for Wood Group Mustang in Houston, Texas, following the retiral of the current post-holder.

She was previously executive vice president, with direct responsibility for offshore, onshore, oil sands and pipeline operations worldwide. Her experience also includes serving as WG Mustang’s project manager for BP Thunder Horse, the world’s largest semi-submersible production facility.

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