Wood Group Says Hello to New Head of HSE, Head of Safety

International energy services company, John Wood Group PLC (Wood Group) has strengthened its Group HSE resources with the appointment of Cinzia De Santis as its new Group Head of Health, Safety & the Environment and Phil Ley as its new Group Head of Safety. These appointments reflect the Group's aim to further improve its HSE performance across its global operations.

Les Thomas, Group Director responsible for HSE said, "We have worked successfully over the last few years to improve the Group's HSE performance, especially in safety, resulting in a record low level of injuries in 2008. By strengthening our senior Group resources we aim to achieve further improvements across the full spectrum of health, safety and environmental issues. With 27 years experience in the oil & gas business, latterly in a global role with BP as Director of Safety Culture and Leadership, Cinzia was consulting on safety in the mining and oil & gas sectors immediately prior to joining Wood Group and brings a wealth of health, safety and environmental experience that will help us meet new global challenges. In his new role, Phil Ley will continue to lead on the implementation of key safety initiatives across the Group."