Executive leadership team

Robin Watson is chief executive of Wood and is an executive member of its Board of Directors. He was appointed chief executive of Wood Group in January 2016, having been chief operating officer (COO) and an executive member of the Wood Group board since January 2013.

Robin has more than 30 years’ engineering and industry experience, with the past 11 years spent in a variety of executive positions and being actively engaged with various industry and governmental representative bodies. Prior to joining Wood Group, Robin worked for Petrofac and Mobil Oil, working both in the UK and internationally.

He is a chartered mechanical engineer, a Fellow of both the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Energy Institute. He holds an honours degree in offshore & mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in business administration (MBA).

David Kemp.

Chief financial officer.

David Kemp is chief financial officer (CFO) of Wood. Formerly CFO of Wood Group from May 2015, he joined Wood Group in 2013 as CFO of its Wood Group PSN business, and was responsible for aspects of finance and administration, IT, real estate, and legal services.

David has more than 20 years’ experience in the oil & gas sector and prior to joining Wood Group, held 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 the Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds an honours degree in accountancy.