IoD Aberdeen members and guests will get an insight into the growth and development of the Wood Group at their networking lunch on Thursday (October 29). The speaker is Allister Langlands, Chief Executive of the John Wood Group.
During his time at the Wood Group, Allister Langlands has been part of the senior management team, which has led Wood Group's growth from less than £160 million in 1990 to £3.1 billion revenue in 2008. During that same time the group has gone from conducting 85% of its business in the North Sea, to more than 80% of its business now being overseas.
Commenting on the lunch, Ken McEwen, chairman of IoD Aberdeen, said:
“The transformation of the Wood Group from a family fishing business into a global energy services company has been one of the biggest success stories of Aberdeen’s oil era. Over the past two decades Allister Langlands has played a key role in that growth.”
As with the previous lunch with Rob Buchan of GDF Suez, this lunch has been fully booked for some weeks.
The Allister Langlands IoD networking lunch is at the Royal Northern and University Club, Albyn Place, Aberdeen, starting at 12.15 for 12.30 pm.