Ian D. Marchant


Chair since 2014. Was chief executive of SSE plc, a leading UK energy utility company, for over 10 years until stepping down in 2013. He is currently a director of Nova, the tidal energy company, non-executive director of Aggreko plc and Maggie's Cancer Charity and Honorary President of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland. Until December 2015 he was chair of Infinis Energy plc and is the immediate past president of the Energy Institute.

Robin Watson

Chief executive, Wood

Robin was responsible for the creation of Wood when, as Chief Executive of Wood Group, 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.

Robin has more than 30 years’ engineering and industry experience, with the past 13 years spent in a variety of executive positions and being actively engaged with various industry and Governmental representative bodies, including as 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 and holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and an Honours Degree in Offshore & Mechanical Engineering. He also holds a position of Visiting Professor at the Robert Gordon University.

David Kemp

CFO, Wood

Chief financial officer (CFO) since May 2015, David joined Wood Group in 2013 and served as CFO of Wood Group PSN.  He previously served in 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 SCDI North East and of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Roy Franklin

Non-executive director and senior independent director

Roy has more than 40 years of experience as an executive in the oil & gas industry. He 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 and, until recently, was chairman of the Keller Group PLC.

Roy is currently chairman of Premier Oil PLC, deputy chairman of Equinor ASA and was, until September 2017, a non-executive director of Santos Ltd. He is also chairman of privately owned Cuadrilla Resources Holdings Ltd, and a member of the advisory board of Kerogen Capital LLC.

Jann Brown

Non-executive director

Jann spent her career in the accounting profession before moving into the oil industry, latterly as managing director and chief financial officer of Cairn Energy PLC. She is a past-president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS), Audit Committee chair of Troy Income and Growth Trust and of the Scottish Ballet, and a trustee of Edinburgh University Development Trust.

Jeremy Wilson

Non-executive director

Jeremy spent his career at J.P.Morgan, which he joined in 1987, until retiring in October 2013. He held a series of senior level positions there, including head of the European Mergers and Acquisitions Group, global co-head of the Natural Resources and Diversified Industrials Group, and latterly vice chair of the Energy Group, and was involved in a number of major oil & gas mergers over the years. He is a non-executive director of Tullow Oil plc and chair of The Lakeland Climbing Centre.

Thomas Botts

Non-executive director

Formerly with Shell for 35 years, latterly as global head of Shell's manufacturing business. He 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.

Mary Shafer-Malicki

Non-executive director

Worked for Amoco and BP for 26 years, latterly as senior vice president and CEO for BP Angola, with previous appointments in Vietnam, UK, Holland and the US, principally in upstream activities. She is currently a non-executive director of McDermott International, Inc, an independent director of QEP Resources Inc and is a former non-executive director of Ausenco Limited. Mary is a member of industry councils at Oklahoma State University and the University of Wyoming.

Jacqui Ferguson

Non-executive director

Jacqui was senior vice president and general manager of Hewlett Packard UKI & MENA since October 2014 and previously served as the vice president & chief of staff to the CEO of Hewlett Packard from March 2012 to 2014. Prior to this she held a number of senior roles within the technology sector in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and North America. Currently she is public services chair at the CBI, a non-executive director of Tesco Bank and a board member of the Tech Partnership.

Linda Adamany

Non-executive director

Linda has more than 40 years of business experience, with 27 years spent in the international energy sector. Between 1980 and 2007, Linda held a number of executive positions at BP PLC in the UK and the US. During that time she held various executive roles in refining and marketing, exploration and production, and petrochemicals, including chief executive of BP Shipping and Group vice president and commercial director, BP Refining & Marketing.

In March 2013, Linda was appointed a non-executive director of Coeur Mining and was appointed to the board of directors of Leucadia National Corporation, a US-based, NYSE-listed, diversified holding company in March 2014. Linda is a certified public accountant (CPA) with a BSc in business administration from John Carroll University, Ohio, and has also undertaken post-graduate, non-degree executive programmes at Harvard, Cambridge and Tsinghua universities.