Wood Group Appoints New CEO

Energy services company John Wood Group plc announced Tuesday that it has appointed Robin Watson as its new chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2016.

Watson will replace Bob Keiller, who has decided to retire from Wood Group on December 31, 2015. Wood Group’s new CEO has over 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and is currently the group’s chief operating officer. Watson, who has served on the board since 2013, was previously the CEO of Wood Group PSN.

Ian Marchant, John Wood Group plc chairman commented in a company statement:

“I would like to thank Bob for his significant contribution to the group, both following the acquisition of PSN in 2010, and during his three years as CEO. The group has made significant progress under Bob’s leadership and the board respects his decision to stand down at this time. Robin was identified as the stand out candidate to succeed Bob as part of our succession planning process, and we believe that his knowledge and experience will ensure an orderly transition. Robin has been with the group since 2010, has more than 25 years’ oil and gas industry experience and his appointment provides important continuity for our people and customers.”

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