Bob MacDonald, CEO of Wood Group Kenny (WGK), has been elected to the council of the Society of Underwater Technology (SUT).
As part of the council, Bob will help steer the direction of the SUT to support the future success of the global subsea industry and promote understanding of the underwater environment. As a member of the organisation for 15 years, Bob also recently celebrated his first anniversary as an SUT Fellow.
With more than 20 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, Bob joined WGK in 2003 having previously worked in various subsea sector roles across Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America. Bob has held a number of positions in WGK, including operations director and regional director for the North Sea before becoming CEO in 2015.
He said: "It is an honour to be elected to the SUT council and form part of the future of this society, which has brought together organisations and individuals with a common interest for the past 50 years. I look forward to bringing my experience in the subsea sector to the table, to support the SUT."
The SUT aims to encourage the sharing of ideas between academia, industry and government, the development of new techniques and tools and further education to maintain high standards in marine science and technology and the use of resources in and beneath the oceans.