Robin Watson is chief executive of Wood and is an executive member of its Board of Directors. He was appointed 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.
Robin has more than 30 years' 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. Prior to joining Wood Group, Robin worked for Petrofac and Mobil Oil, working both in the UK and internationally.
He is a chartered mechanical engineer, a Fellow of both the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Energy Institute. He holds an honours degree in offshore & mechanical engineering and a master's degree in business administration (MBA).
Robin secured the Institute of Directors (IoD) 'Global Director of the Year award and the IoD Scotlands overall 'Director of the Year' award, in 2014.
Chief financial officer
David Kemp is chief financial officer (CFO) of Wood. Formerly CFO of Wood Group from May 2015, he joined Wood Group in 2013 as CFO of its Wood Group PSN business, 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 and prior to joining Wood Group, held executive roles at Trap Oil Group, Technip, Simmons and Company International, and Hess Corporation, working across finance, mergers & acquisitions and operations. David is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds an honours degree in accountancy.
Chief Operating Officer
Dave Stewart is CEO of Wood’s Asset Solutions business across Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. He brings more than 40 years of oil & gas industry experience to his role, which focuses on the development and execution of the strategy and future growth of the business that delivers capital projects and operations services to an ever-broadening range of energy and industrial clients across 40 countries.
Dave was instrumental in the successful creation of Wood in October 2017, through the integration of Wood Group and Amec Foster Wheeler’s rich heritages, diversified capabilities and broad expertise in 60 global locations.
Prior to this, Dave was CEO of Wood Group’s Asset Solutions business in the eastern hemisphere, a role he moved into from the position of CEO of the global brownfield business, Wood Group PSN.
Since joining the company in 1997, Dave has led the business to notable achievements. He was the driving force behind the strategic acquisitions of Pyeroy in 2013 and Infinity Group in 2015, which respectively brought industrial services and downstream construction and maintenance capabilities into Wood’s global service offering.
He established its duty holder capability in 2007 and broadened the service offering in the UK Continental Shelf after being appointed UK managing director for Wood Group PSN in 2012. Under his leadership, the UK operations team experienced a 100% contract win rate in 2013 by securing 10 awards from key clients. The same year, the team received four awards in the Oil & Gas safety awards.
Dave also serves in active roles in some of the UK’s key oil & gas industry organisations. He is a board member of Oil & Gas UK, trustee of the UK Oil & Gas Chaplaincy and until recently was an active member of Step Change in Safety’s Leadership team from 2012 to 2016, during which time he led the Industry Competence & Human Factors steering group.
Dave is passionate about the community and sits on the board of cancer charity, Maggie’s Aberdeen. He spearheaded a campaign that raised £250,000 to help open a new Maggie’s cancer caring centre in Aberdeen, Scotland. He also drove the effort to fundraise £50,000 to support urological cancer charity UCAN in bringing Scotland’s first robotic surgical equipment to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
Executive President, Consulting
Joe has more than 30 years continued service in the industry, including operational management and business development roles in consulting, engineering, operational services, and project delivery.
Joe is a registered professional engineer and past president of ACEC-Maine. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Brown University, a Master of Science degree in civil engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and an MBA from the University of Southern Maine.
Prior to taking on his current role Joe was Wood’s CEO Technical Consulting Solutions (TCS) and before that Executive President of Strategy & Business Development (S&D).
He lives in Portland, Maine.
Executive President, Projects
Mike has over 30 years of experience including 23 years within Wood, where he has held various senior leadership positions managing capital projects and operations delivery. He has also held key functional roles leading project delivery assurance and major integration programmes.
In his career at Wood, Mike has worked and lived in several geographical locations including Asia, Australia, the Middle East, China, Africa and Europe. He considers it a privilege to have worked in such diverse cultural environments and leverages this experience in driving the success of Wood’s Projects business globally. Prior to his current role, Mike was President of Wood’s Capital Projects business for Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia.
Mike holds a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) and is a qualified mechanical engineer. He lives in the UK with his wife and three children.
Executive President, Operations
Stephanie joined Wood in October 2019 from Schlumberger Limited where her 28-year career with the oilfield services company spanned both operational and functional roles. Joining us from the position of president of North America Land Drilling, prior to this she was vice president of human resources and has held various senior management positions, including president of North America, president of Asia, GeoMarket manager for Gulf of Mexico, and global oilfield services information technology manager.
Stephanie has lived and worked internationally during her career including across the US states of Louisiana and Texas, Paris and Kuala Lumpur. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in materials management from Michigan State University and is married with two children; a son and a daughter.
Executive President HSSE & Sustainability
Nina Schofield, executive president - HSSE & Sustainability, is responsible for developing and implementing health, safety, security, environment and sustainability strategies across our global operations.
Nina has more than 20 years' global HSSE experience with international energy services businesses, and has worked in the UK, Azerbaijan, Canada and US. She joined Wood Group in 2014 from Amec, where she was Group HSSE director.
Nina has a Bachelor of Laws, a Master of Arts degree and a National Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health. She is a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.
Executive President, People & Organisation
Sue MacDonald is executive president of People & Organisation (P&O) and is responsible for delivering the human resources, communications and organisational effectiveness strategy. She joined Wood Group in November 2010 as human resources director for production facilities and was seconded to lead the integration team for the acquisition of PSN. She was appointed human resources director for the Wood Group PSN business in 2011 and to executive president, People and Organisation for the Group in 2013.
Sue has more than 30 years' industry experience and joined Wood Group from Marathon where she was head of human resources for the global upstream business. She has a Master of Arts degree and a postgraduate diploma in personnel management. Sue is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD).
Executive president, Strategy & Development
Andrew Stewart moved into the role of executive president of Strategy & Development in October 2019, from the position of CEO of Asset Solutions Americas. He was formerly CEO of Wood Group's Asset Life Cycle Solutions business in the Western region from 2017. Since joining Wood Group's Australia operations in 2009, he has served in a number of positions, most recently as president of construction, maintenance and operations for the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. He previously led Wood Group's brownfield production services business in Australia & Asia Pacific. Andrew received the Managing Director of the Year Award from The CEO Magazine in 2015 for his outstanding achievement in growing Wood Group throughout Australia and Asia Pacific, transforming the business by securing several notable contracts across the region. Andrew holds an honours degree in mechanical engineering and a master's degree in business administration (MBA).