Wood Group announces management reshuffle in readiness for completing Amec merger

Jan Dell
Jan Dell

Aberdeen-based Wood Group – the oil to renewables conglomerate – has announced a mini-shuffle of senior manager roles.

Andrew Stewart has been appointed chief executive of the Asset Life Cycle Solutions business in the Western region, while Michele McNichol has been appointed to the new role of executive president – integration, effective immediately.

Stewart was most recently president of the Construction, Maintenance & Operations business, which provides a majority of the business activity in the region. He previously led Wood Group’s brownfield production services operations in Australia and Asia Pacific.

Following Wood Group’s potential acquisition of Amec Foster Wheeler (AFW), Michele McNichol has been chosen to lead the global integration of that business. She was previously chief executive of Wood Group Mustang.

Wood Group Chief Executive, Robin Watson said: “Since announcing the proposed acquisition of AFW – the largest we have undertaken – we have been thinking about the structure of our business to best serve our customers. 

“Although the potential acquisition still requires regulatory and shareholder approval, there is already much work to be done in relation to integration planning. 

“Michele’s insightful leadership and knowledge of the business will be key to a successful integration post-completion and to the future success of Wood Group. Andrew’s knowledge of Wood Group’s global business and best practices will help drive our strategy for ALCS across the Americas.”

Meanwhile, the Glasgow-based Sgurr Energy renewables consultancy is now branded as part of the Wood Group with effect from 1 May 2017.

Jan Dell, Wood Group’s vice-president for clean energy, water and climate, explained: “This provides us with the platform for further international growth.

“We will continue to leverage Wood Group’s global network of offices and technical resource to enhance delivery of integrated services for renewable energy developers, lenders, investors and operators.”

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