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    Borwell takes on HSE role at Oil & Gas UK

    Organisations and Associations // September 14, 2015

    Mick Borwell has been appointed to take over responsibility for Health, Safety, Security and Employment (HSSE) policy at Oil & Gas UK, in addition to his role as Environment Director. He will assume his expanded role at the trade association from 19 September 2015, when the current HSSE Director Robert Paterson retires. 

    This is an interim position allowing the current scope of the HSSE directorate and others to be reviewed in light of the changing regulatory and economic climate now challenging the industry.

    Mr Borwell has been Environment Director at Oil & Gas UK since 2007, and had previously led the environment team at UKOOA, Oil & Gas UK’s precursor, for six years. He entered the upstream oil and gas industry in 1989 in a consultancy position with BP. 

    He subsequently worked in the Health, Safety and Environment departments at Occidental and Elf, where he was a member of the incident investigation team and had responsibility for environment, occupational health and the management of exploration in environmentally sensitive areas.

    Mr Paterson retires from Oil & Gas UK this month after eight years in post at Oil & Gas UK as HSE Director. He joined the trade body in 2007 from the Health & Safety Executive’s (HSE) Offshore Division where he was Operations Manager with responsibility for the strategy and business support teams and also for a number of front line inspection teams.

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