Oil & Gas UK has appointed two prominent industry leaders to the board of the London-based trade association.Trevor Garlick, regional president North Sea at BP, and John Pearson, Group President, AMEC Europe, have been appointed the co-chairmen of the organisation, representing, respectively, the operator and contractor communities.
Both men previously served on the Board as operator vice co-chairman and contractor vice co-chairman.
Malcolm Webb, Oil & Gas UK’s chief executive, commented: “Oil & Gas UK is fortunate to have these individuals as the chairmen of this Board – it is of real benefit to both our organisation and to the industry as a whole that Trevor Garlick and John Pearson are willing to take on this extra commitment for our sector.”
“The recent Wood Report demands, amongst other things, new and better collaboration, engagement and delivery between all companies right across the supply chain and between the industry and government. I look forward to working with both chairmen to that end.”
John Pearson said: “The UK’s offshore oil and gas industry is a vitally important business which – as the UK’s largest industrial investor – supports the employment of some 450,000 people across the UK. We are under no illusions that the task ahead will be easy, but I look forward to working with Trevor and the rest of the Oil & Gas UK Board to promote the long term sustainable future of our industry.”
James Edens, vice president and managing director at CNR International UK Ltd, and Gordon Ballard, chairman and country manager of Schlumberger UK, have now completed their two year maximum period of tenure as co-chairmen of Oil & Gas UK.