July 17, 2020

The leading representative body for the UK oil and gas industry, OGUK, has appointed a new vice co-chair to its board as the sector makes moves to recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and low oil and gas prices.

Sian Lloyd Rees, UK country manager and SVP of customer management at Aker Solutions, has been appointed as OGUK’s new contractor vice co-chair.

With over 25 years’ experience, Sian Lloyd Rees joined Aker Solutions following several key leadership roles in blue chip and start-up companies and joined the board of OGUK in 2018.

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 position, Sian Lloyd Rees said:

“I’m delighted to assume this role at a time when the supply chain needs additional focus and support, for both the challenges we face today and the transition of our long established skills and technology to underpin the ongoing energy transition.”

OGUK’s chief executive Deirdre Michie said:

“Our talented and diverse supply chain is essential for the UK’s energy needs and in developing solutions to meet our climate ambitions. I’m really pleased to welcome Sian as OGUK’s vice co-chair as she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the board – particularly in the digital sphere.

“The ongoing challenges we face from the coronavirus pandemic and low oil and gas prices continue to put pressure across the whole of the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry. Having Sian in this role will be key to ensuring we steer a path that supports the supply chain as we seek to protect the sector, spur its recovery and support an accelerated transition to net zero.”