Subsea Live! Cross Sector (10:30 - 12:00)
26 May 2021
Venue: Virtual event
A FREE TO ATTEND EVENT BY SUBSEA UK
SETTING THE SCENE
Analysts and experts from government and industry will explore and debate the near-term and longer-term opportunities and how the supply chain can gear up to pursue them.
WEDNESDAY 26 MAY
10:30 - 12:00
KIRSTIN GOVE | HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS | STEP CHANGE IN SAFETY
Kirstin Gove is as a former STV News Anchor and broadcast journalist who has worked in the Scottish media industry for more than 25 years and since 2018, has been the Head of Communications at Step Change in Safety, the not-for-profit safety body for the UK oil and gas industry. She is a seasoned event host, panel chair and MC.
With presenters from AREG, RenewableUK, the UK Defence Solutions Centre and Subsea UK, this session explored and debated the near-term and longer-term opportunities and how the supply chain can gear up to pursue them.
NEIL GORDON | CEO | SUBSEA UK
Neil has over 25 years' management experience in director and business development roles, combined with over 15 years in the subsea industry. Prior to joining Subsea UK, he spent four years managing the National Hyperbaric Centre which included project-managing saturation diving operations and hyperbaric weld trials. He has experience working in India, Middle-east, Africa and Brazil and has worked with the Oil and Gas Producers diving operations sub-committee on client representative training and competency for subsea projects. He was also an active member of the IMCA diving safety, medical, technical and training committee.
DAVID WOTHERSPOON | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR INNOVATION | UKDSC
David was born in Oban, Scotland, UK and is the Head of Innovation at the UK defence Solution Centre (UKDSC) and is responsible for the identification and scoping of thematic innovation opportunities aligned with the UKDSC’s core capability pillars. After enlisting in the Corps of Royal Engineers in 1985, he trained as a mechanical engineer and military diving supervisor and saw active service in Iraq, Bosnia, Kosovo, Northern Ireland, and Afghanistan. David retired from the British Army and enlisted in the Australian Defence Force in January 2007, where he served as a development officer in the Special Operations Command (SOCOMD). During this period, he project-managed a number of technically challenging innovative projects in support of military operations.
GORDON MCINTOSH | DIRECTOR | AREG
Gordon McIntosh is Chairman of Aberdeen International Associates Ltd (AIA) and a Director of Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG), and a Visiting Professor of Robert Gordon University. He was appointed Director of Economic Development for Aberdeen City Council in 1995, and retired as Director of Enterprise, Planning and Infrastructure in 2016. He was responsible for the establishment of AREG, and projects he has been involved with include the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (Aberdeen Bay Wind Farm) of which he was a Director, and the Aberdeen Hydrogen Strategy including the Hydrogen Bus Project.
NATHAN BENNETT | HEAD OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS | RENEWABLEUK
Nathan is Head of Public Affairs for RenewableUK. Nathan has led the organisations engagement with Government Ministers and MPs for the last four years, negotiating the Offshore Wind Sector Deal and subsequent commitments to floating and onshore wind development. He now also acts as Director of RenewableUK’s COP26 programme and co-ordinates the joint Government and Offshore Wind Industry Council supply chain growth strategy.