Photo: Stephanie Cox; Image courtesy of Wood

Wood names new chief executive of its Americas business

Oilfield services provider Wood has appointed a new chief executive officer (CEO) of its Americas business.

Stephanie Cox; Image courtesy of Wood

Wood said on Wednesday that it named Stephanie Cox as the CEO of its Americas business.

She will succeed Andrew Stewart who has been appointed as the executive president of strategy and development for the global business.

Cox will be based in Houston and report directly to Wood’s chief executive Robin Watson. She will be responsible for the firm’s $4 billion asset solutions business working across the U.S., Canada, Trinidad, Brazil, Mexico, and Guyana.

Cox is a seasoned energy industry leader with a proven track record in leading teams and diverse global businesses during her 28-year tenure with Schlumberger.

She joins Wood from her role as president of Schlumberger’s North America land drilling business. Before this, she was vice president of human resources for Schlumberger and held various other senior leadership positions for the company, including president of North America, president of Asia, and GeoMarket manager for the Gulf of Mexico.

Robin Watson, chief executive of Wood, said: “[…] we are delighted that Stephanie is joining Wood in what is a very prominent and important role in our global business.

“Stephanie has very impressive career credentials having held senior leadership positions in the US, France, and Malaysia, growing diverse businesses and bringing technological advancement and continuous improvement to service delivery.

“I speak on behalf of Wood’s executive leadership team when I say we are looking forward to working with Stephanie to continue exceptional growth in our Americas business.”

Regarding her appointment, Stephanie Cox stated: “Wood is a major player in all of its sectors and remains ambitious and progressive in its plans for the future. I have been thoroughly impressed with the candor and inspiration I have seen in Wood’s executive leadership team, and I am looking forward to leading the Americas business into the next stage of its strategic development.”

As for Andrew Stewart, he is moving into the role of executive president of S&D for Wood, following a near four-year period in the Americas.

He will be based in Melbourne, Australia, and will remain on Wood’s executive leadership team. Both new roles are effective immediately.

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