Roy Franklin

Chair

Roy brings to the Board more than 46 years experience as a senior executive in the oil & gas industry and he has extensive experience in chairing boards of listed companies. He has an outstanding track record and has demonstrated relevant and valuable leadership, steering the Board’s focus and discussions.

Roy is currently chairman of Premier Oil plc. He is also chairman of Energean Israel Ltd and a member of the advisory board of Kerogen Capital LLC. Roy initially spent 18 years at BP, latterly as head of M&A, BP Exploration, after which he was group MD of Clyde Petroleum and then CEO of Paladin Resources until its acquisition by Talisman Energy in 2005. Since then Roy has served on a number of international energy boards in non-executive roles, including Amec Foster Wheeler plc.  Until July 2016 he was chairman of the Keller Group PLC, and until June 2019 he was deputy chairman of Equinor A/S.

Robin Watson

Chief executive, Wood

Robin has extensive leadership and management experience, with a well- established track record of implementing strategic change and operational delivery. His contribution to the Board is highly relevant as we continue to re-position the business across the energy transition and deliver long-term growth, in a rapidly changing environment.

Robin was responsible for the creation of Wood when he led the acquisition of Amec Foster Wheeler in 2017. Robin has previously been Chief Operating Officer and an executive member of the Wood Group Board since January 2013 and CEO of Wood Group’s PSN division since 2012. Prior to joining Wood Group in 2010, he worked for Petrofac and Mobil Oil in the UK and internationally.

Robin has more than 35 years’ engineering and industry experience being actively engaged with various industry and governmental representative bodies, as a past Board member of Oil & Gas UK and between 2011 and 2015, on the Scottish Business Board, a cross-industry advisory group to the UK government.

Robin is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, a Fellow of both the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Energy Institute. He holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and an Honours Degree in Offshore & Mechanical Engineering. Robin is also a Visiting Professor at the Robert Gordon University.

David Kemp

CFO, Wood

David is an experienced CFO with extensive knowledge of the financial and service sectors, and has a strong track record of delivering excellence.

Group Chief Financial Officer since May 2015 and was previously CFO of Wood Group PSN having joined Wood Group in 2013. David is currently a non-executive director of Craneware plc and a director and governor of Albyn School Limited. Prior to joining Wood Group, he served in executive roles at Trap Oil Group, Technip, Simmons & Company International and Hess Corporation, working across Finance, M&A and Operations.

David is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Thomas Botts

Non-executive director

Thomas has almost four decades of international business and senior management experience. He has strong leadership skills and wide-ranging experience within the industry. His proven track record and performance makes him a valuable member of the Board.

Thomas is a non-executive director of EnPro Industries, is co-chair of the Governor’s Task Force at the University of Wyoming, a director of the University of Wyoming Foundation and is a long- standing member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Thomas was formerly with Shell for 35 years, latterly as global head of Shell’s manufacturing business.

Birgitte Brinch Madsen, Non-Executive Director

Birgitte Brinch Madsen

Non-executive Director

Birgitte brings extensive, global experience of engineering and consulting projects in both the energy sector and the built environment. Her knowledge and understanding of green energy technologies adds real value as Wood continues to strengthen its digital expertise.

Birgitte is currently non-executive director of the Danish contracting company, Arkil Holding A/S, a position she has held since April 2019. She is also Non-Executive Director at the Danish fund companies Investeringsforeningen Danske Invest and Investeringsforeningen Danske Invest Select. Birgitte previously held executive positions as Chief Technical Officer with Maersk FPSO’s, a Business Unit of international logistics company A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S, and as BU Director of the Energy and Industry business of the Danish international engineering consultancy COWI A/S.

Birgitte holds a Masters in Economics and Finance from the University of Copenhagen.

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Jacqui Ferguson

Non-executive director

Jacqui contributes to both strategic and operational matters and her broad industry related technology experience from multiple sectors including telecommunications, financial services, manufacturing, travel & transportation, energy and government, brings a unique dimension to the Board.

Jacqui is currently a non-executive director of Tesco Bank and Croda International plc. She is a Trustee of Engineering UK, a founding member of the Scottish First Minister’s Advisory Board for Women and Girls and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology. Jacqui was previously Senior Vice President and General Manager of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services in the UK and Ireland, Middle East, Mediterranean, Africa and Israel.

Mary Shafer-Malicki

Non-executive director

Mary has substantial skills and experience from a number of executive leadership roles on public company boards in the international oil & gas and petrochemical industries. Her wide international expertise helps drive our strategy forward.

Mary is currently independent board chair of QEP Resources Inc and is a former non-executive director of Ausenco Limited. She is a member of industry council at the University of Wyoming. Mary worked for Amoco and BP for 26 years, latterly as Senior Vice President and CEO for BP Angola, with previous appointments in Vietnam, Aberdeen, Holland and the US, principally in upstream activities.

Adrian Marsh

Non-executive director

Adrian has a depth of financial experience and a proven track record in financial, strategic and commercial roles. His background and contribution make him a highly valued member of the Board.

Adrian has been Group Finance Director of international packaging business, DS Smith plc since September 2013. He was previously Head of Tax, Treasury and Corporate Finance at Tesco plc and has also held divisional CFO positions at both AstraZeneca plc and Pilkington plc.

Nigel Mills

Non-executive director and senior independent director

Nigel has extensive financial, commercial and investor relations skills and experience, advising some of the UK’s largest companies across a broad range of end markets. Such experience contributes to and strengthens the Board.

Nigel is currently Senior Independent Director of Persimmon plc and was, until the end of April 2020, a Senior Adviser at Citigroup Global Markets. He was previously Chairman of Corporate Broking at Citi between 2005-2015 and Chief Executive at Hoare Govett between 1995-2005.