Peterson COO to retire from the role

International energy logistics provider Peterson has confirmed that its current Chief Operating Officer (COO), Murdo MacIver, will retire as planned at the end of 2021 without revealing the name of his replacement.

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Photo: Peterson’s current COO, Murdo Maclver; Courtesy of Peterson

Peterson stated that Maclver, who joined the firm in 2008, would continue to support the Royal Peterson and Control Union Group on a consultancy basis, following his retirement from the current role as COO.

Murdo MacIver, COO of Peterson, commented: “I’m proud to be leaving Peterson Energy Logistics in a very strong position and I believe this is the right time to hand over to a new leadership team within the company, which will be led by Sarah Moore as CEO from 2022. I am confident that under the new leadership the business will continue to be successful in the future.”

Erwin Kooij, the current Peterson Energy Logistics CEO, stated: “Murdo has made a truly significant contribution, not only to Peterson Energy Logistics but also to the wider energy industry. His focus and commitment to driving the value of logistics and digital capabilities have helped to make our industry more effective and more efficient.”

As previously reported, Kooij would also be leaving the company at the beginning of January 2022 and would be replaced by Sara Moore – who started working for the company in 2009 – as the new CEO.

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Maclver became part of the company after the acquisition of SBS Logistics and in his role as COO and Royal Peterson and Control Union Group management team member, he led the development and execution of the Peterson Energy Logistics global growth strategy. Maclver turned investment and development of the firm’s digital capabilities into a business priority.

“Murdo has been selfless in giving back to the industry, including leading and participating in industry bodies, most notably setting up and serving as Chairman of Decom North Sea between 2009 and 2014. He has also played an active role in the Energy Jobs Taskforce, SCDI, Industry Leadership Group (Scottish Enterprise) and the OGUK Contractor Advisory Council,” added Kooij.

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