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Wood Group : Our Leaders

People are the heart of our business; we say it time and time again at Wood Group. To ensure we live up to this Core Value, we’ve assembled a group of passionate leaders who guide our company with respect, empathy, and open communication. Together, they foster a culture that promotes personal and professional development, respects a positive work-life balance, rewards competitively, and celebrates success at every level.

Meet our Excom, the Group executive committee.

Bob Keiller


Bob Keiller became CEO of Wood Group in November 2012, having served previously as CEO of Wood Group PSN. He has worked in the oil & gas industry since 1986 and led the management buyout of PSN from Halliburton in 2006 and its subsequent sale to Wood Group in 2011.

Bob has a Master of engineering degree from Heriot-Watt University and is a chartered engineer. He was previously chairman of the Offshore Contracting Association (OCA), co-chair of the cross-industry trade body Oil and Gas UK, and served on the board of PILOT, the industry-government taskforce group. He was a member of the UK cross-industry Step Change in Safety Leadership Team and led the UK Helicopter Task Group formed in 2009 to accelerate safety improvements in air safety. He is a former chairman of the Aberdeen & District Round Table and the Entrepreneurial Exchange.

Bob's awards include Entrepreneur of the Year in 2006 and 2008, Scottish Businessman of the Year in 2007 and Grampian Industrialist of the Year in 2008. In 2009 he was recognised for his outstanding contribution to the oil & gas industry at the Scottish Offshore Achievement Awards. In 2010 he was the first individual to receive global recognition in safety leadership when he was awarded the International Regulators Forum's 'Carolita Kallaur Award', for his outstanding leadership of the Helicopter Task Group.

Committee membership: Safety & Assurance Committee

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