UPDATED ON: Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Neil Bruce, OBE,
President, Resources and Environment
From The Globe and Mail
Robert Card, President and CEO, is pleased to announce the appointment of Neil Bruce to the newly created position of President, Resources and Environment, and will become a member of the Office of the President, effective January 21, 2013. This newly formed group will include the Company’s global business in hydrocarbons and chemicals (H&C), mining and metallurgy (M&M), environment, and water, and will be the largest and most diverse business unit in the Company. Mr. Bruce will be responsible for leading a global growth strategy, and be based in London, UK.
Mr. Bruce has spent more than thirty years in the oil and gas, mining, and energy industries worldwide, with extensive experience in change management and organizational development to create operational efficiencies and strategic growth. He has held a variety of leadership roles, from directing international expansion to overseeing high-value consultancy, engineering and project management services at AMEC. As COO, he identified, negotiated and integrated a number of acquisitions to bring the company to over 30,000 employees present in 40 countries at his departure.
With his excellent customer relationships and knowledge of the resources and environment sectors, as well as key stakeholders worldwide, Mr. Bruce is well-positioned to assume leadership of this group, and to focus on building a strong platform on which to increase long-term global net income and growth.
Mr. Bruce is a Chartered Marine Architect and holds an MBA, both from Newcastle University, UK. He is an Honorary Professor at Aberdeen Business School at Robert Gordon University, where he was recently awarded an honorary Doctorate of Business Administration. He is a fellow of the Energy Institute and the Institute of Directors, Chairman of the UKTI Oil & Gas Sector Advisory Group and member of the UK Government’s Trade and Economic Growth Board for Scotland. In 2012, he was appointed Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II for services to Engineering.
SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world, and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure, and in the provision of operations and maintenance services. SNC-Lavalin has offices across Canada and in over 40 other countries around the world, and is currently working in some 100 countries.