Wood Group Intetech appoints Colin Underwood as global business development manager

Wood Group Intetech (WGI), a leading asset integrity specialist serving the global energy industry, has today announced the appointment of Colin Underwood as global business development manager.

Drawing on his extensive experience of software delivery in the oil and gas sector, Colin will be responsible for both leveraging and building the global capability of WGI. Working with the company’s regional representatives, he will ensure that international efforts for business development, client support and product enhancement are effectively coordinated, so that projects are delivered as seamlessly and efficiently as possible.

Underwood brings with him more than 30 years of industry experience, working across a broad range of disciplines and in a variety of geographical and cultural settings. In that time he has accrued an impressive track record in the development, delivery, and assurance of technology-based transformation programmes, projects and managed services. Most recently, he was programme manager at Schlumberger Information Solutions based in Europe, the UAE and US.

Founder and managing director of Wood Group Intetech, Dr Liane Smith, says: “With approximately 85 per cent of our business based on exports, the global business development manager is a crucial role. We are proud to secure the services of someone like Colin, whose experience covers the complete lifecycle of IT and service delivery. We are committed to investing in the skills within WGI as well as in our products, and we work hard to be able to attract high-calibre people to the business.”

Underwood adds: “I’m delighted to be given this opportunity. WGI is known to have unrivalled expertise when it comes to asset integrity software. I think that the benefit of its solutions are clear to see: they are pivotal to maintaining operators’ ability to operate safely in the field. For a small company to build a world-leading position in asset integrity is hugely impressive and I’m very pleased to get the chance to help extend that position.”

Colin Underwood will be based at WGI’s headquarters in Chester, UK.