OEUK boss to step down at year-end
The head of North Sea lobby group Offshore Energies UK (OEUK), Deirdre Michie, announced on July 1 she would be stepping down at the end of 2022 after almost eight years in the role.
Michie has "championed the offshore oil and gas sector and its role in the energy transition," OEUK said, and has "represented the industry through two downturns, seeking to encourage investment, activity, and jobs back into the basin while leading an aligned industry response to the COVID pandemic."
OEUK also noted that she had helped deliver the North Sea Transition Deal, under which the government will support the North Sea industry in delivering reductions in emissions and expanding the use of low-carbon technologies such as carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) and hydrogen.
OEUK is starting the recruitment process, so that a new CEO can take the reins at the beginning of 2023.