Wood Group Kenny gets new CEO

Wood Group Kenny informed it has appointed Bob MacDonald as chief executive officer, effective 6 April.

Bob moves into the role from his position as WGK regional director for the North Sea, the company said in a statement.

Bob succeeds Steve Wayman who now becomes Wood Group’s head of strategy and development. He is replacing Ali Green who will step down from his current role but will continue to provide support to the team as he transitions out of the business in 2015.

With more than 20 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, Bob joined WGK in 2003 having previously worked in various subsea sector roles across Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America.  Bob has held a number of positions in WGK, including operations director before becoming regional director for the North Sea in 2013.

Bob is on the board of the newly formed Scottish Government ‘Invest in Young People’ initiative, as well as the Oil & Gas UK work group for ‘Cost Efficiency, Standardisation & Simplification’. He is also actively involved with Subsea UK, the Society of Underwater Technology and Scottish Enterprise, acting as a mentor for small business owners.

As CEO, Bob will lead the WGK executive team in the growth and governance of the business. He will take his place on the Wood Group Executive Committee, reporting to Robin Watson who will take up his new position of chief operating officer of Wood Group in April.

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