Dave Stewart

Chief Operating Officer

Dave Stewart is CEO of Wood’s Asset Solutions business across Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. He brings more than 40 years of oil & gas industry experience to his role, which focuses on the development and execution of the strategy and future growth of the business that delivers capital projects and operations services to an ever-broadening range of energy and industrial clients across 40 countries.


Dave was instrumental in the successful creation of Wood in October 2017, through the integration of Wood Group and Amec Foster Wheeler’s rich heritages, diversified capabilities and broad expertise in 60 global locations.


Prior to this, Dave was CEO of Wood Group’s Asset Solutions business in the eastern hemisphere, a role he moved into from the position of CEO of the global brownfield business, Wood Group PSN.


Since joining the company in 1997, Dave has led the business to notable achievements. He was the driving force behind the strategic acquisitions of Pyeroy in 2013 and Infinity Group in 2015, which respectively brought industrial services and downstream construction and maintenance capabilities into Wood’s global service offering.


He established its duty holder capability in 2007 and broadened the service offering in the UK Continental Shelf after being appointed UK managing director for Wood Group PSN in 2012. Under his leadership, the UK operations team experienced a 100% contract win rate in 2013 by securing 10 awards from key clients. The same year, the team received four awards in the Oil & Gas safety awards.


Dave also serves in active roles in some of the UK’s key oil & gas industry organisations. He is a board member of Oil & Gas UK, trustee of the UK Oil & Gas Chaplaincy and until recently was an active member of Step Change in Safety’s Leadership team from 2012 to 2016, during which time he led the Industry Competence & Human Factors steering group.


Dave is passionate about the community and sits on the board of cancer charity, Maggie’s Aberdeen. He spearheaded a campaign that raised £250,000 to help open a new Maggie’s cancer caring centre in Aberdeen, Scotland. He also drove the effort to fundraise £50,000 to support urological cancer charity UCAN in bringing Scotland’s first robotic surgical equipment to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

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