– UK, London – Amec Foster Wheeler plc, announces today the appointment of Roy Franklin, as an independent non-executive director, with effect from 1 January 2016. Roy will be a member of the Nominations Committee.
Roy is currently chairman of Keller Group plc, deputy chairman of Statoil ASA and he is a non-executive director of Santos Ltd. He has previously served on the boards of OMV Group and Boart Longyear Ltd. He is also currently chairman of Cuadrilla Resources Holdings Ltd, which is unlisted.
During his 30 years as an executive in the oil and gas industry Roy spent 18 years at BP, latterly as Head of M&A, BP Exploration, after which he was Group MD of Clyde Petroleum and then CEO of Paladin Resources until its acquisition by Talisman Energy in 2005. Since then he has served on a number of international energy company boards in non-executive roles.
John Connolly, Chairman, said: “I look forward to Roy bringing more than 40 years’ oil and gas experience to our board when he joins in the new year.”
Amec Foster Wheeler designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.
With pro-forma 2014 annualised scope revenues of £5.5 billion and over 40,000 people in more than 55 countries, the company operates across the whole of the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products – and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.
Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.
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