December 13, 2018

Oil and Gas UK has appointed a new member to its board to further bolster the industry body’s ongoing efforts to maximise economic recovery from the North Sea and reaffirm strong competitive conditions.

Sian Lloyd Rees, UK country manager and SVP of customer management at Aker Solutions, has been appointed to represent the services sector as the leading trade association looks to boost supply chain opportunities both at home and abroad.

With over 25 years’ experience, Sian Lloyd Rees joined Aker Solutions following several key leadership roles in blue chip and start-up companies.

Her career began in the oil and gas industry at Stena Offshore and Halliburton before progressing into the IT industry with positions at Petrocosm and Oracle. In her current role, Sian is country manager for the UK and leads the customer management function for Europe and Africa as senior vice president.

Commenting on her new position, Sian Lloyd Rees said:

“I’m delighted to join the board of Oil & Gas UK and look forward to championing our industry as we look to realise our ambitions outlined in Vision 2035.

“Our industry is still facing many challenges and our continued efforts to deliver safe, reliable and affordable energy for the UK will be ensured through improved efficiencies, application of technology, and collaboration.

“I look forward to being part of the board, working alongside Oil & Gas UK’s leadership team as they seek to deliver tangible results.”

Chief Executive of Oil & Gas UK, Deirdre Michie said:

“I am really pleased to welcome Sian to Oil & Gas UK’s board as she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience – particularly in digital areas – that will be hugely beneficial.

“We have experienced some positive news this year after industry’s collective hard work in attracting investment, increasing efficiencies and remaining competitive – with more projects approved in 2018 than in the last three years combined.

“Our focus now is to build on our achievements to ensure we tackle the challenge of maximising economic recovery from the basin, whilst helping to boost opportunities for our globally renowned supply chain. I look forward to working with our board to ensure we deliver on that objective in what remains a tough business environment for many.”