Wood appoints President of Corporate Development & Strategy

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Wood has appointed Erik Larson as President of Corporate Development and Strategy.

In this newly created role, Erik will work closely with Wood’s global leadership teams to drive long-term business opportunities, future growth and help realise the company’s strategic priorities.

Erik joins Wood from Jacobs where he held a variety of senior leadership roles for the past 14 years. He was previously Vice President of Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions for their critical mission solutions business.

Jennifer Richmond, Wood’s Executive President of Strategy & Development, comments: “I am excited to welcome Erik to the team and have every confidence he will be instrumental in helping us to realise our ambitions. As we develop the future direction of our business, Erik will be responsible for how we implement and execute our strategic development.

“He is experienced in transformational strategy and the development and execution of growth-orientated actions to drive value for stakeholders.”

Erik adds: “Wood has huge potential for growth, and I am thrilled to be part of a team focused on developing the business in new ways and building our market share in key sectors. I am looking forward to getting to know the company, its people and our clients, helping to shape an exciting and ambitious future.”

A combat veteran of the United States Army, Erik served as an Infantry Officer for eight years, early in his career. He has a B.S. in Engineering Management from the United States Military Academy at West Point, an M.S. in Finance and an MBA from Walsh College in Troy, Michigan.

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