OEUK Board

Governance: responsibility for setting OEUK’s position on policy matters lies with the Board, whose members represent a cross-section of the industry.

The Board comprises 20 senior industry representatives from operator and contractor companies; a non-operator or independent oil company; and the chief executive of OEUK.

Members are appointed for two years, at which point they are required to stand down and offer themselves up for re-election, with the ability to serve for a total of five years. This ensures a rotation cycle and a broad representation of the membership on the Board.

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View the full list of Board members below

updated 29 June 2023

Abdou Beloucif, Europe, North Sea and Caspian Region Vice President, Baker Hughes

Alan Bruce, Chief Executive Officer, Ithaca Energy (UK) Limited

Arne Gurtner, Senior Vice President UK & Ireland offshore, Development & Production International, Equinor

Bob Drummond, Chief Executive Officer, Hydrasun

Bob Fennell, EVP North Sea, Harbour Energy plc.

David Whitehouse, CEO, OEUK

Doris Reiter, Senior Vice President North Sea, BP

Jillian Owen, UK Country Manager, Apache Corporation

John Pearson, Chief Operating Officer – New Energy Services, Petrofac

Matthew Brodie, General Manager, Shelf Drilling (UK) Limited

Mitch Flegg, Chief Executive Officer, Serica Energy Plc

Nicolas Payer, Managing Director, TotalEnergies E&P UK

Neil McCulloch, CEO, Spirit Energy

Sarah Cridland, VP Commercial & Subsea Projects UK, Med and Caspian – UK Country Manager – TechnipFMC

Sarah Moore, Chief Executive Officer, Peterson

Sayma Cox, Chief Executive Officer, North Sea Midstream Partners Limited

Sian Lloyd-Rees, UK Managing Director, Mainstream Renewable Power

Simon Roddy, Senior Vice President and Upstream Director, Shell UK

Jiang Qing, Managing Director North Sea, CNOOC International


There are two councils which meet four times a year (twice separately and twice jointly). Every member may send a representative to one of the two.

  • Operator Council: for representatives of the oil and gas companies, whether operator or non-operator.
  • Contractor Council: for representatives of the contractor/supply chain companies.

Both councils act as advisory bodies which review and advise on any matters relating to the business of OEUK referred to it by the Board or by member companies.