The OGIC Team
Ian was appointed as Chief Executive in August 2014. He has over 30 years of oil and gas experience including nearly 20 years with various oil companies (Shell, BP, Marathon, Ramco), 6 years with a major service company (Halliburton) and 6 years with a start up carbon capture and storage operator (CO2DeepStore).
He has seen technology development as an oil company JIP manager, as the Commercial Director of a multi-million pound development project, as CEO of a university spinout and in his current role where he sees many concepts and ideas.
Ian is a Chartered Petroleum Engineer, a Fellow of the Energy Institute, and holds an M.Eng in Petroleum Engineering and an MBA. Ian is Chairman of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Aberdeen Section.
Chief Operating Officer
Ernie was appointed as Chief Operating Officer in February 2015. He has more than 30 years of experience in upstream oil and gas activities including business, technical and technology management, technical consultancy, brown and green field engineering, operations support and process engineering.
Ernie holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering, is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, and holds an MSc in Technology Management.
Becky MacAngus was appointed as the OGIC Office Manager in December 2014. Becky’s role includes the day to day running of the office, upkeep of the Customer Relationship Management system, finance, event support, support for the team and assisting with the implementation of the digital marketing strategy.
Becky previously worked at the University of Central Lancashire, where she helped coordinate the set-up and refurbishment of the multimillion-pound conference and special-event venue. As well as coordinating all marketing efforts for the venue, Becky was also responsible for event management, including weddings, special events and conferences.
Most recently, Becky worked with RLG International, providing support for executives and project managers across North America, Europe and Russia. She organised training workshops for the team, became a figurehead for health and safety procedures, and provided general administration assistance.
Becky studied a BTEC National Diploma in Business and her interest in marketing then led her on to study a Diploma in Digital Marketing.
Mhairi Begg was appointed as Project Manager with OGIC in July 2014, and is a first point of contact for universities and companies in facilitating and developing collaborative R&D projects. Mhairi is an experienced Project Manager with a strong track record in managing technical projects with Scottish Universities which meet the needs of the oil and gas industry, working with the companies and universities to bring new technologies to reduce costs in sector.
Having 15 years’ experience as an economic development professional, Mhairi has worked with Scottish Enterprise and the strategy consultancy Cogent Strategies International. As a result, Mhairi has been an integral part of strategic projects within the oil and gas, offshore wind, chemicals, pharmaceutical and biotech sectors.
Mhairi is a graduate of the University of Aberdeen and has a MA Hons in Economic Science.
Lindsay Wilson was appointed Project Manager at OGIC in October 2014. Lindsay’s role involves being a first point of call for industry and academia alike, and then facilitating this collaboration in order to create commercial solutions. She also provides the OGIC team with knowledge of the often complex funding landscape.
Prior to joining OGIC, Lindsay spent 10 years in Norway honing skills in contracting, planning, activity monitoring and communication facilitation. She was involved in large-scale multi-partner projects involving several major petroleum companies.
Lindsay started her career as a researcher in marine geology and holds an MSc from Royal Holloway, University of London and a PhD from the University of St Andrews.
Mark Robertson was appointed as Project Manager with OGIC in September 2016.
He has over 25 years of experience leading teams in the development and support of industrial control and data acquisition systems across a range of industries; the last 17 years in Oil & Gas, in both surface and subsea production and processing.
Mark comes to OGIC from Aker Solutions where he headed up the software execution team as a Senior Operations Manager
Mark holds a BSc in Mathematical Sciences with Computing from Robert Gordon University.
Audrey Sheal joined OGIC in August 2014 as Marketing Manager. Audrey’s role ranges from building the brand and industry profile to managing and successfully executing OGIC’s events calendar.
Audrey has over 20 years of experience working within the public and private sector in account management, project management and marketing roles. She has worked within various sectors including food and drink, tourism sector, high tech and energy and has freelanced as an independent marketing consultant. Most recently, Audrey worked with BP, providing communications and organisational learning support for the Andrew project.
Audrey is a graduate of the University of Strathclyde and has a MSc in International Marketing.
Catriona is our Marketing Assistant and helps our Marketing Manager with an array of different tasks, from graphic design to managing events and overseeing OGIC’s website and digital marketing activity.
Catriona is currently studying towards her BA Hons in Management at Robert Gordon University and has joined OGIC as a year’s industrial placement which replaces her third year of study. Combining this with previous experience gained as an article writer and as an event volunteer at a number of external events, Catriona is enjoying turning theory into practice in an exciting, yet challenging, working environment.