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International Growth & Diversification

OGV Energy welcomes you to our OGV Community event for September, where we will be examining the challenges and success stories of the energy supply chain associated with taking an organisation into new global territories and taking new products to market. We will also gain insight from industry experts on what help is available to achieve these objectives and what lessons we can learn from companies who have succeed in this area.

This event provides you with the opportunity to:

  • Gain insight from subject matter experts on international growth and diversification
  • Hear from tax experts on how to prepare for new legal frameworks.
  • Learn how partnership agreements can reduce your liability
  • Network with your peers.
Chair
David Rennie

Global Head of Energy Trade, Scottish Development International

David Rennie has been Global Head of Energy Trade with Scottish Development International since February 2020, focused on helping Scottish companies to trade overseas in the energy sector.

Prior to that, he held a number of roles within Scottish Enterprise. For most of his time with SE, he was head of Oil and Gas, working with stakeholders, the company base and trade bodies to help the sector to grow and evolve, as well as representing SE in a number of groups, including the Scottish Government Energy Jobs Task Force from 2015 – 2017 set up to deal with the downturn in the Energy sector.

Priorities over recent years included developing SE’s approach to decommissioning and subsea, leading an ambitious programme to grow Scotland’s Subsea Engineering sector, with a focus on supporting the company base; diversification and innovation.

Until recently, David was on the boards of both Subsea UK and the Oil and Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC). David has been with Scottish Enterprise since 2010 and prior to that worked as an Economist for the Scottish Government, Welsh Development Agency and also in the private sector.

Panellists
Angus Rodger

General Manager, Abu Dhabi, Proserv Controls

Angus Rodger is Proserv’s General Manager at its major facility in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Angus first joined Proserv as a graduate engineer in 2013 based in Aberdeen and since then has undertaken a wide range of roles, spanning several continents.

In 2016, he moved to Singapore as GM with his brief including decommissioning and offshore field services. After moving back to the UK, to Great Yarmouth, Angus was appointed Proserv’s Global Sales Operations Manager before taking on the responsibility of Director of Business Development & Marketing.

Angus moved to the UAE in January of last year, and despite the challenges of the global pandemic, he has overseen a relocation to a new state-of-the-art facility in Abu Dhabi, the doubling of his team’s headcount and the acquisition of a specialist regional business to significantly complement Proserv’s service offering. Angus’ clients include some of the world’s biggest national oil companies.



Murray Whittaker

Director of Projects at Whittaker Engineering, UK and Mexico

Murray Whittaker is currently Director of Projects at Whittaker Engineering Ltd. Murray started his career at RollsWoodGroup (RWG) as an apprentice gas turbine engine technician and then moved to an independent Rolls-Royce gas turbine company where he  worked as a field service representative, travelling and working both offshore in the UKCS and internationally, in countries such as Saudi Arabia, UAE, USA, Canada and many European countries. He then became workshop foreman, before progressing to a Project Engineering position.

Murray is the second generation of his family now working in the Oil & Gas sector, with 20 years’ experience and after joining Whittaker Engineering in 2011, he became a Project Engineer before progressing to Director of Projects, looking after the UK business and operations in Mexico.

Murray now has a mainly client facing role, using his practical field experience to help run major projects for Whittaker Engineering in line with the client requirements. He balances his time between the UK business and the operation in CD Del Carmen Mexico. Murray was awarded a “Global-Scot” title in 2018.



Stuart Broadley

CEO of the EIC

Prior to joining EIC in 2016, Stuart enjoyed a successful 25-year career leading global O&M businesses in oil & gas,power and renewables with Rolls-Royce, Wood, Senvion and Hoerbiger.

Passionate about exporting and energy transition, Stuart is the architect of the Energy Exports Conference which brings 20 inward delegations to the UK each year with $500bn of project opportunities, and is author of the renowned Survive & Thrive annual report which highlights successful growth strategies in challenging markets.

OGV Transition will serve as a platform to discuss and promote this rapidly evolving digital landscape, bringing together CEOs, CIOs, VPs of Operations & Production, Heads of IT, Engineering Solutions & Advanced Analytics Directors and Asset Managers.



Ben Knight

Managing Director at RCP (Rig Control Products)

Ben Knight has been the managing director of RCP Ltd since 2010, having joined the company as Operations Manager in 2008. Ben comes from a technical background and has been heavily involved in International Sales and Marketing for many years, travelling extensively around the Globe, setting up new offices in Sunnyvale California and Singapore previously. He has extensive experience in the Middle Eastern market working closely with RCP’s partner agent who is based in Abu Dhabi. Ben has worked as an expat in Silicon Valley California during the dotcom boom, Ottawa in Canada and for a major telecommunications manufacturer in Gothenburg Sweden. Ben has worked closely with SDI and SE for many years and has taken part in International trade missions and exhibitions in the UAE, Egypt, China, Malaysia, Brazil, Singapore and the USA.



Hayley Barker

Global Employer Services Director, Deloitte

Hayley leads the Deloitte Global Employer Services team in Scotland, having originally joined Deloitte as a graduate in 2008. She advises clients of all sizes across the Energy Resources and Industrials sector on compliance and strategic matters relating to people, including tax, social security, payroll and global mobility policies and deployment models. Recently she has been working with clients tackling two of the hottest topics impacting employers in the energy industry: the increased demand for Remote Working (Tax Implications of Working From Home) and the impact of the energy transition on the workforce (The net zero workforce: Oil, gas & chemicals).



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