Wood Group Plc

Wood Group Plc

Sector: Management Consulting Services Region: United Kingdom

: | London Stock Exchange: WG

Wood Group is a leading independent services provider for the oil & gas and power generation markets. Worldwide these services include engineering, procurement and construction management, facility operations & maintenance, and repair & overhaul of turbines and other high-speed rotating equipment.

Our global reputation has been built upon decades of successfully managing even the most complex engagements for our clients, offering a broad range of integrated services across the asset lifecycle. Today, as always, we are focused on safely delivering innovative, fit-for-purpose solutions to our diverse base of customers.


Robin Watson, CEO
Robin Watson became chief executive of Wood Group in January 2016, having been chief operating officer (COO) and an executive member of the Wood Group board since January 2013 and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Groups Wood Group PSN Division since 2012. As chief executive, he is responsible for the delivery of a business of $6billion in revenue, which employs more than 35,000 staff across over 50 countries. Robins most recent personal accolades came in 2014, winning the Institute of Directors (IoD) ‘Global Director of the Year award and the IoD Scotlands overall 'Director of the Year' award. Robin has more than 30 years of engineering and industry experience, with the past 11 years spent in a variety of executive positions and being actively engaged with various industry and governmental representative bodies, including as board member of Oil and Gas UK and the Oil and Gas Contractors Council, member of the industrys 'Step Change in Safety' Leadership Team and work-group co-chair. Robin holds a position of visiting professor at the Robert Gordon University and is a 'Global Scot', as accredited by Scotlands First Minister (the leader of the Scottish government). Between 2011 and 2015, Robin was on the Scottish Business Board, which was a cross-industry leadership group chaired by the UK Governments Secretary of State for Scotland. Robin is passionate about helping the communities in which he works and has a proud track record of community involvement throughout his career. Prior to joining Wood Group, Robin was with Petrofac and Mobil Oil, working both in the UK and internationally. Robin is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, a Fellow of both the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Energy Institute and holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and an Honours Degree in Offshore & Mechanical Engineering
David Kemp, CFO
David Kemp has been chief financial officer of Wood Group since May 2015. David joined Wood Group in 2013 as CFO of Wood Group PSN and was responsible for aspects of finance and administration, IT, real estate, and legal services. David has more than 20 years’ experience in the oil & gas sector. Prior to joining Wood Group, he served in executive roles at Trap Oil Group, Technip, Simmons and Company International, and Hess Corporation, working across Finance, M&A and Operations. David is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds an Honours degree in accountancy from the University of Aberdeen.

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