Msc in Project Management (Aberdeen University) – with dissertation in decommissioning. Publications ‘Decommissioning Strategies for 21st Century’ and numerous papers/presentations 40 years of Oil and Gas experience, primarily within construction engineering and management both UK and international. Retired from Wood Group in December 2013 after 23 years service with the last 17 years being responsible for their decommissioning activities as Decommissioning Manager. Main achievements: • Responsible for circa 100 decommissioning studies from liability/conceptual studies through detail engineering and implementation. • Key role in development of Wood Group decommissioning strategy (prior to retirement) • Active participant in decommissioning industry work groups • Regular presenter at decommissioning events • Team leader for decommissioning workshops both UK and international • Implementation manager for the decommissioning of Brent Spar in Norway