Robin Watson

CEO at Wood


Ken Gilmartin is chief executive officer (CEO) of Wood and an executive member of its Board of Directors. He was appointed as CEO of Wood in July 2022, having joined the company in September 2021 to take on the role of Chief Operating Officer.

Ken is focused on building on the company’s strong foundations to capture growth opportunities in energy security and sustainability, and deliver value for shareholders over the medium term.

Before joining Wood, Ken spent 15 years at Jacobs where he held a variety of operational and project leadership roles including Executive Vice President of the People & Places solutions business where he held operational responsibility for more than half of Jacobs’ overall business portfolio. Ken has worked internationally throughout his 25-year career including leading the delivery of major programmes across multiple sectors in Europe, Asia, North America, and the Middle East region.

Originally from Ireland, Ken has lived and worked in Germany, Indonesia, Qatar, Egypt and the US. He is married and has three daughters.


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