Oil & Gas UK has informed that on Friday, May 1, 2015, Deirdre Michie has taken up the position of chief executive at Oil & Gas UK, replacing Malcolm Webb who, following a brief handover period, formally retires on May 31, 2015.
Appointed by the Board of Oil & Gas UK in February this year, Deirdre will be based in Aberdeen with an office in London.
Deirdre Michie commented: “I am really pleased to be taking on the role of Oil & Gas UK CEO. Our industry has a tough journey ahead, but I hope by working together, this sector will become stronger, safer and have a brighter future with a thriving supply chain, for decades to come.
“I am very impressed by the team here at Oil & Gas UK. I now look forward to meeting our many members across the operator community, the oil and gas supply chain, and throughout the country, to ensure that as the leading representative body, we focus and align on the key challenges and opportunities facing us.
“This is a difficult time for the offshore oil and gas sector. We need to ensure a step up in its performance to deliver a positive and sustainable future. I look forward to working with industry, Unions, Governments and the regulators in moving this industry forward.
“Malcolm Webb’s contribution to this sector has been immense, and I will work closely with him over the coming weeks to ensure a smooth transition.”
Malcolm Webb added: “I am very confident that Deirdre Michie, as chief executive, along with the rest of the excellent team at Oil & Gas UK, will support this truly impressive sector and its world-class supply chain to great success.
“The North Sea has led the world before, and I believe that under Deirdre’s leadership, and through the guidance of our accomplished Board, it can be there again.”