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Tom Botts

Botts was in charge of Southern as GasDirector UEG with his buddy Finlayson as Oil Director UED. It’s interesting the connection with Wood Group as one of the guys killed by the combined neglect of Birnie, Bayliss, Berget, Finlayson, Botts, Hill and their mentor TFA Brinded was a Wood Group employee, who of course was blamed for contributing to his own demise…

John,

Thought you may like this press release in todays Scotsman and also Aberdeen Press and Journal.

Botts was in Aberdeen following Finlayson so he continued the TFA policy during his tenure. Shortly after his departure the Brent B fatalities took place sliding the blame on his successor!  

Botts implemented Brindeds ruthless staff reductions and dilution of retained skill levels resulting in todays Management profiles of the inability to do anything.

Botts finished up in Houston overseeing the Motiva refinery expansion resulting in a massive cock up on start up costing many millions and months of delayed start up

More Shell dross being recycled that’s for sure,  stand by your beds in Wood Group, Botts will be behind the massive job losses which will be in the pipeline very soon.

John Wood Group PLC announces the following board appointment.

Thomas M. Botts joins Wood Group as a non-executive director on 8 January 2013 and will also join the Board’s Nomination Committee.

Tom worked for Shell for 35 years, starting as a production engineer, later as Treasurer of Shell’s US activities and then in senior roles in London, Aberdeen and The Hague where he led Shell’s European Exploration and Production business from 2003. In 2009 Tom was appointed as Global head of Shell’s manufacturing business (including Shell’s worldwide refineries and chemical complexes). Tom retired from Shell in October 2012. He is a non-executive director of EnPro Industries, Inc., is a member of Council at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University, is on the Governor’s Task Force at the University of Wyoming, and is a longstanding member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Allister Langlands, Chairman, said “We are delighted to welcome Tom to the Board. His in-depth experience of the international oil & gas industry, both in upstream and in petrochemicals and refineries, will be of great value to the Group”.

There are no other details which require to be disclosed under the Listing Rules LR 9.6.13. and Mr Botts does not have any interest in the shares of Wood Group.

COMMENT BY RETIRED SHELL HSE GROUP AUDITOR, BILL CAMPBELL

Botts was in charge of Southern as GasDirector UEG with his buddy Finlayson as Oil Director UED. It’s interesting the connection with Wood Group as one of the guys killed by the combined neglect of Birnie, Bayliss, Berget, Finlayson, Botts, Hill and their mentor TFA Brinded was a Wood Group employee, who of course was blamed for contributing to his own demise to hide from public scrutiny the failures of the HSE and the Scottish CPS.

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