As part of our continuing growth and development we have asked three industry legends to join our advisory board.

The members of our new advisory board bring a wealth of knowledge and experience from a variety of industries, and will be a tremendous resource to the Olwg team, to help shape us strategically in the right direction from the start.

We are delighted to announce that Henry, Ian and Jane are joining us in advisory positions and would like to thank them for agreeing to help us on our exciting start-up journey.

Henry Allen

A graduate from the University of Edinburgh and post-graduate at the University of Strathclyde, Henry joined the oil and gas industry as a geologist in 1979, working for Britoil and BP. He left in 1990 and set up Production Geoscience Ltd, PGL, a subsurface consultancy and software development business which in 2007 became part of the Senergy Group. Henry carried a leading role at Group level, championing issues around, people, environment and community, as well as helping instigate Senergy’s Alternative Energy business. He believes business can only be at its most successful if it has a diverse demography, there is an exciting sense of purpose, and people are having fun and is keen to assist other growing businesses with the experience he has gained.

A committed environmentalist, in the late 1990s Henry became interested in the magnitude of climate change and its likely impact on future society. He has since closely followed the global warming “debate” and the gathering political momentum across the world.

Henry has served on a wide variety of industry society and advisory committees as well as local community organisations.

Ian Donald

Founder and ex CEO of Enpro Subsea, Ian was responsible for the company development and technology from conception through to commercialisation and subsequent acquisition by Hunting Plc. Enpro is a production optimisation specialist focused on delivering enhanced hydrocarbon production for customers through the patented range of products for flexible, cost effective subsea field development. Global early adopters in GOM, North Sea and West Africa

Prior to Enpro , he was Founder and Managing Director of DES Operations Ltd which produced the patented MARS. (Multiple Application Reinjection System) for enhancing oil production via pumping, metering, liquid intervention and sampling. With a great team and VC funding, grew company from initial patents, through development, deployment, and commercialisation with major operators then eventual acquisition by Cameron Slb a major oilfield service company.

Ian has been engaged in the subsea and field development aspects of the offshore energy business for over 35 years fulfilling board, executive, technical and project management roles within the operator, major service companies and SME environments with demonstrable success.

Jane Wilson

Jane is an experienced corporate reputation specialist. She has led integrated in-house teams as Communication Director at Global Media in London and was Head of Corporate Comms at Scottish Media Group in Glasgow.

At MHP, she has advised clients across the energy sector including Scottish Power and UK Power Networks, helping the latter campaign on the evolution of smart grids and the future of the power distribution network. Jane has worked with Radioactive Waste Management on its mission to secure a site for the permanent disposal of the UK’s high level radioactive waste and with CITB developing its leadership position on Net Zero targets for the construction industry.

Jane has extensive experience leading change programmes for clients including NATO, Sellafield Ltd and Baxalta Bioscience. She currently runs her own communications consultancy, is a visiting lecturer in Strategic Communications at University of Kingston Business School and is Vice Chair of the Scottish Youth Film Foundation.

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