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Supply Chain focus boosted as OGUK creates new integrated directorate

25 August 2020

Katy HeidenreichThe leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry is driving its supply chain agenda forward by appointing Katy Heidenreich, director responsible for leading its supply chain and operations activities.

Currently spearheading OGUK’s Recovery Group’s work with industry, Government and regulators to stimulate investment in the basin, Katy will focus on supply chain activities while progressing initiatives aimed at increasing UKCS activity to sustain jobs across the sector’s beleaguered supply chain.

In her new role, Katy will build on the significant progress achieved by Matt Abraham, who leaves the representative body to take up a leadership role in a major contractor company after two and a half years as OGUK’s supply chain and exports director.

Katy’s extensive supply chain experience includes 27 years in the oil and gas industry working in technical and senior management roles in the UK, Norway and Azerbaijan. She joined OGUK in 2015 after 15 years with Schlumberger Oilfield services, latterly as Commercial Manager for UK, Holland and Denmark. Katy is also the author of ‘The industry’s best kept secret’- a book designed to inspire and encourage more women to consider careers in the energy sector.

OGUK Chief Executive Deirdre Michie commented:
“Our industry has the essential expertise to help the UK meet its climate ambitions by 2050 and power the green recovery. At the same time, we can help keep costs low for households and families, retain jobs and create new roles for the future.

“Supporting a sustainable recovery is at the heart of all this, and Katy will have a critical role in bringing the supply chain together with our operations to support much needed recovery, at pace. Katy’s expertise in optimising operations to help unlock investment will help stimulate much needed activity for our world-class but fragile supply chain.

“I’m also grateful to Matt for his contribution to OGUK and industry during some of our most challenging times and wish him every success for the future.”


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