OGUK Governance


OGUK Councils

There are two councils which meet four times a year (twice separately and twice jointly). Every member may send a representative to one of the two.

  • Operator Council: for representatives of the oil and gas companies, whether operator or non-operator
  • Contractor Council: for representatives of the contractor/supply chain companies

Both councils act as advisory bodies which review and advise on any matters relating to the business of OGUK referred to it by the Board or by member companies.



Member companies may nominate a representative to attend any of our forums. The forums provide the focal point between our member companies and OGUK. They also ensure that the association is aware of company member positions on particular issues and provide guidance on policy options and proposals. Forums are also a vehicle for specialist engagement with external stakeholders such as the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), Departments for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), HM Treasury, government agencies, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), academics and consultancies.


OGUK Board

Responsibility for setting OGUK’s position on policy matters lies with the Board whose members represent a cross-section of the industry. They comprise twelve representatives from operator companies; ten representatives from contractor/supply chain companies; one representative from a small oil company; and the chief executive of OGUK. Industry members of the Board are rotated on a regular basis. This ensures that the organisation remains well connected to the industry and all members are given the opportunity to contribute to its governance.


Please find our chief executive’s biography here.

To find out more about becoming a member, email [email protected].