Wood Group Kenny appoints new CEO

Wood Group Kenny (WGK), a global specialist subsea, pipeline, and riser engineering and management contractor that is part of Wood Group, has appointed Bob MacDonald as CEO, effective April 6. He moves into the role from his position as WGK regional director for the North Sea.

MacDonald succeeds Steve Wayman, who now becomes Wood Group’s head of strategy and development. He is replacing Ali Green, who will step down from his current role but continue to provide support to the team as he transitions out of the business in 2015.

With more than 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, MacDonald joined WGK in 2003, having previously worked in various subsea sector roles across Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America. He has held a number of positions in WGK, including as operations director before becoming regional director for the North Sea in 2013.

As CEO, MacDonald will lead the WGK executive team in the growth and governance of the business. He will take his place on the Wood Group Executive Committee, reporting to Robin Watson, who will take up his new position of COO of Wood Group in April.


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