Wood Group PSN (WGPSN) appointed a new chief financial officer (CFO). David Kemp joins Wood Group’s largest division from Trapoil, an independent international exploration and production company where he was financial director. He replaces Duncan Skinner, who is retiring from the industry.
Born in Thurso, in the Scottish Highlands, Mr Kemp is a chartered accountant who started his career with Price Waterhouse (now PwC) in 1992. This preceded a decade with Amerada Hess in roles spanning operations, finance, commercial and planning in the U.K. Following this he led Simmons Co International’s (E&P) team in Aberdeen, before taking up the role of CFO North Sea and Canada for Technip S.A.
As CFO of WGPSN’s global business, Kemp, an Aberdeen University graduate, is responsible for all aspects of the company’s finance, administration, commercial, IT, real estate and legal services. His appointment was effective April 15, 2013. He reports directly to WGPSN’s chief executive, Robin Watson.