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First virtual D&I event to highlight sector opportunities  

27 May 2020

More than 300 people have signed up to attend OGUK’s first-ever D&I webinar to further explore opportunities to improve diversity and inclusion in what remains a challenging landscape for the UK oil and gas industry.

The free webinar ‘An opportunity in the disruption’ offers a virtual chance to network and hear first-hand from industry’s D&I Task Group as they reflect on the current situation and seek out prospects to build on the work that has been achieved to date – shaping a stronger, diverse and inclusive culture across the sector.

The event, to be held on Thursday, May 28, from 2.30pm to 3.30pm, will be hosted by Craig Shanaghey, D&I Task Group chair and president operations services (Europe & Africa) at Wood, who will give an overview of the current D&I landscape and the cross-industry approach to driving greater diversity and inclusion. Karen Blanc, operations director and AXIS Network chair will be moderating throughout the session.

The event will also include comment from D&I Task Group members Findlay Anderson, vice president and general counsel oilfield equipment at Baker Hughes, Ollie Folayan, co-founder of AFBE-UK, Mavis Anagboso, business and strategy director at Kalor Consultancy, and Susan Brimmer, people and organisation development manager for the OGTC.

Craig Shanaghey, president, operations services (Europe & Africa) at Wood and D&I Task Group chair, said:

“Once again, the energy industry is going through an important period of transition. To make the most of the opportunities presented, we need to develop a diverse workforce with different perspectives and ideas. Importantly, we need to make sure that we access 100% of the talent within our businesses and unlock the potential that everyone has to offer.

“This free webinar is a great opportunity to connect and get involved. It will allow people to share experiences and understanding of the current D&I landscape, whilst ensuring their voices are heard.

“It is that diversity of thought, brought together in an inclusive and empowering context that will allow us to thrive in a changing environment.”

There will be the opportunity for questions and the speakers will also be offering their insight into how the industry can unlock its full potential to ultimately meet the sector’s net zero ambitions, and how new ideas and technology will be key to shaping this future.

For more information and to register for the webinar please visit here.

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