Wood Group names new MD

OE Staff
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wood Group PSN (WGPSN) appointed a new regional managing director to lead its Australia & Asia Pacific business. Andrew Stewart previously the southern operations business manager in Australia, and now will step into the position as part of a planned handover from Matt Gavin, who has served as the company's regional director for more than five years.

WGPSN's Australia & Asia Pacific business employs more than 2000 people, providing engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance services to customers in the oil and gas, refining, chemicals and coal industries. 

Stewart first joined WGPSN in his hometown of Melbourne, Australia in 2009 following a number of domestic and international assignments in India, the UK and The Netherlands. Since then, he held roles as project delivery manager, assignment manager and project director, before joining the Australia & Asia Pacific regional leadership team as southern business manager in January 2013. In his new role, Stewart will be based in Melbourne and report to WGPSN's chief executive, Robin Watson.

"It's an exciting time to be a leading brownfield production services contractor in the Australia & Asia Pacific region. We have an amazing group of people spanning project management, engineering, business services and the full suite of maintenance and construction trades. What this means for our customers is low transaction costs and single point accountability for 'cradle to grave' delivery performance," Stewart said.

Stewart has an honors degree in mechanical engineering, a post-graduate diploma of management and a Master of Business Administration from the Melbourne Business School. In 2010, he was awarded Australian Financial Review BOSS Young Executive of the Year in recognition of his career achievements and his ability to manage a 300-strong team through adversity during the global financial crisis.

Photo of departing Regional Managing Director Matt Gavin: Wood Group.

Categories: Maintenance Asia People Construction Procurement Engineering

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