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chevron upstream europe's managing director appointed treasurer of oil & gas UK

Oil & Gas UK, the representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry, recently announced a number of changes and new appointments of member company representatives to its Board.

Chevron Upstream Europe’s managing director and existing Oil & Gas UK Board member Craig May, has taken over the role of Treasurer from Archie Kennedy who retired from Nexen in July. On his appointment, Craig said: “I am honoured to be taking on the role of Treasurer and would like to thank Archie Kennedy for his service in this role. I look forward to working with my industry colleagues to help set the foundations for an economically sustainable future.”

New appointments to Oil & Gas UK’s Board include Alan Corbett, managing director at Bristow Helicopters, who will represent the aviation sector on the Board; Dominic Macklon, president UK for ConocoPhillips, who will represent the operator community and bring experience latterly from the Canadian oil sands business; and Ray Riddoch, managing director and senior vice president Europe of Nexen Petroleum U.K. Ltd, who will also represent the operator community, bringing more than 30 years’ oil and gas industry experience, including holding senior positions in major operating companies.

Craig May, managing director, Chevron Upstream Europe

Craig May, managing director of Chevron Upstream Europe, was recently appointed Treasurer of Oil & Gas UK.

Deirdre Michie, Oil & Gas UK’s chief executive, commented: “Our industry is challenged by the low price of oil and high cost of operating and efforts are strongly focused on making the changes required to restore competitiveness in this new business environment.

“We at Oil & Gas UK are very fortunate to have the guidance of a talented Board – I would like to take this opportunity to thank those leaving the Board for their commitment and service to the industry – and I look forward to drawing on the experience and guidance of the new directors to strengthen the prospects for businesses in this sector. I believe that by working together, this industry will become more efficient, safer and sustainable in a world of lower oil prices.”