Deirdre Michie was appointed CEO of Oil & Gas UK in May 2015. She has an LLB Hons in Scots Law and has extensive experience as a senior business leader in the oil and gas industry covering upstream, downstream and globally. She is a member of MER UK – a government and industry forum – and is also on the UK Treasury’s Oil Industry Fiscal Forum. Deirdre is a board member of Opportunity North East, a non-executive board member of Scottish Water and chair of Common Data Access Limited. Deirdre is also a member of the Women’s Business Council – a UK Government body focused on increasing women’s contribution to economic growth – and is also sponsor of AXIS.
Before joining Oil & Gas UK, Deirdre worked for Shell’s downstream operations in various roles before moving to Shell’s upstream operations as a senior commercial negotiator. Her next roles were as external affairs manager for Shell’s UK upstream operations and communications manager for its European business, contracting and procurement manager for Europe, and from 2011 to 2013 she managed a global team delivering a multi-billion annual strategic sourcing programme.
Married with two sons, Deirdre enjoys reading, cycling, skiing, running, watching ballet and rugby.