Bob MacDonald

Proposer:     Jim Mann                          Seconder:    David Saul

Bob MacDonald has unique experience covering multiple sectors across the energy and industrial markets.  He is most recently CEO of Wood’s Specialist Technical Solutions (STS) business, and a member of the Wood Executive Leadership Team.  He has been instrumental in expanding the technological capabilities within Wood – both organically and through acquisition and was a key part of the Leadership Team when Wood Group acquired Amec Foster Wheeler in 2017. Bob is a driven and enthusiastic individual with a high level of personal integrity.  With more than twenty-seven years’ experience, he has been responsible for the corporate direction of the STS business, as well as creating and delivering Wood’s digital strategy.  Adept at forming, building and managing relationships at any level, he has become a leader of strategic and process change.

Bob is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the IMarEST and holds two Master’s Degrees – one in offshore engineering and the other in construction law & arbitration.  In addition, he is a Fellow of the Society of Underwater Technology (SUT) and was presented with the SUT Aberdeen Branch Award of Merit in 2011.  Bob is on the Board of the government led ‘Developing the Young Workforce’ initiative.  Bob is an active mentor – supporting various start-up companies, post-graduate students and high-potential staff.  He is married with two young sons.