Photo: Neil Bruce; Source: SNC Lavalin

Former SNC-Lavalin CEO joins McDermott board

U.S. engineering and construction services company McDermott International has appointed a new member of its board of directors.

McDermott said on Tuesday that Neil Bruce was the latest addition to the company’s board. The company stated that Bruce brings 40 years of senior executive experience, including an extensive track record in the delivery of large projects to global clients in the resources, energy, and infrastructure sectors.

He started his career in the North Sea basin with Brown and Root, delivering offshore projects for 10 years, then moved to Atlantic Richfield where he delivered full lifecycle offshore gas development projects.

He subsequently spent over 20 years in public-company environments with Amec as an executive director and chief operating officer and SNC-Lavalin where he was president and CEO until 2019.

McDermott CEO David Dickson said: “Neil’s leadership and decades of experience navigating our industry’s dynamic operating environment strongly supplements our current board, which is comprised of leaders with diverse, unique strengths from within and beyond our industry. He will be a valuable addition during this pivotal time for McDermott“.

Regarding his appointment, Bruce stated: “I am pleased to be joining the board at this critical moment in the company’s history. I believe that McDermott is a differentiated onshore and offshore engineering and construction company with a talented workforce servicing top-tier-clients globally. I look forward to working with David and the board to oversee the delivery of the new strategy for the benefit of all our stakeholders“.

It is worth noting that Bruce also served as co-chairman of the Partnership Against Corruption initiative within the World Economic Forum. He is also a visiting Professor at Aberdeen Robert Gordons University, was chairman of the United Kingdom Trade and Investment Sector Oil and Gas Advisory Group, and served as chairman of the Offshore Contractor’s Association.

Neil Bruce was awarded an Order of the British Empire award for services to engineering in 2012.