Bob Keiller

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Bob Keiller
Robert Keiller

(1964-01-29) 29 January 1964 (age 55)
ResidenceBieldside, Aberdeen, Scotland
Alma materHeriot-Watt University
Years active1985–present
TitleFormer chief executive, Wood Group
PredecessorAllister Langlands
SuccessorRobin Watson

Robert Keiller CBE (born 29 January 1964) is a British businessman. He is the former chief executive of Wood Group, a British multinational oil and gas services company headquartered in Aberdeen, Scotland. In 2016, he became chairman of Scotland's national economic development agency, Scottish Enterprise. He also runs a consultancy, AB15.

Early life[edit]

Keiller grew up in the Border town Jedburgh, here he attended Jedburgh Grammar School. He went on to study a Masters of Engineering degree from Heriot-Watt University and is a Chartered Engineer. He has an honorary doctorate from Robert Gordon University.[1]


Keiller was the chief executive of Wood Group from 2012 to 2015, having been group director of Wood Group PSN since April 2011 and CEO of Production Services Network (PSN) prior to its acquisition by Wood Group. He was CEO of PSN since 2006, having led Halliburton’s production services division in the early 2000s before piloting its buyout from Kellogg Brown & Root in 2006. He was previously chairman of the Offshore Contractors Association, the Helicopter Issues Task Group, chairman of the Entrepreneurial Exchange and co-chair of Oil & Gas UK. [2][3]

Keiller left Wood Group at the end of 2015, receiving a golden parachute of nearly £500,000.[4]

He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to business and entrepreneurship.[5]

Personal life[edit]

He lives in Bieldside, Aberdeen.


  1. ^ "Bob Keiller: Executive Profile". BusinessWeek. Retrieved 22 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Wood Group names new CEO in reshuffle". Upstream. 19 July 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Meet our Board of Directors". Wood Group. Archived from the original on 19 November 2010. Retrieved 22 November 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  4. ^ "Former Wood Group chief receives 'golden parachute' of more than £477,000".
  5. ^ "No. 61962". The London Gazette (Supplement). 17 June 2017. p. B9.