Oil and Gas Industry Leadership Group


The Oil and Gas Industry Leadership Group (ILG) was created to bring together key figures from the private and public sectors to provide a strategic forum for discussion and to ensure partnership, collaboration and alignment between different parts of the industry.

The group was refreshed in late 2017 to reflect the oil and gas sector’s Vision 2035 strategy, and to shrink the membership to allow for more focused discussion.

The ILG's remit is to:

  • strengthen the focus on supporting and developing the supply chain
  • drive forward progress in support of the oil and gas sector, through leading on strategic issues, improving performance, and growth opportunities in areas such as subsea, decommissioning, diversification, international, and future skills challenges
  • provide oversight and challenge on the progress of former EJTF (Energy Jobs Task Force) workstreams

View minutes for meetings prior to 2017 in our archive.


  • Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Scottish Government
  • Melfort Campbell, Industry Co-Chair
  • Andy McDonald, Scottish Enterprise
  • Audrey McIver / Gavin Mackay, Highlands and Islands Enterprise
  • Gordon McGuiness, Skills Development Scotland
  • Andy Samuel, Oil and Gas Authority
  • Ariel Flores, BP
  • Steve Phimister, Shell
  • Andy McDonald, Scottish Enterprise
  • Collette Cohen, Oil and Gas Technology Centre
  • David Brooks, Ineos
  • Deirdre Michie, Oil and Gas UK
  • Iain Donald, Enpro
  • Trevor Garlick, Opportunity North East
  • Jim Savege, Aberdeenshire Council
  • John McDonald, OPITO
  • Murdo McIver, Petersons
  • Neil Gordon, Subsea UK
  • Nigel Lees, Wood Group
  • Paul De Leeuw, Robert Gordons University
  • Peter Black, Energysys
  • Phil Simons, Subsea 7
  • Richard Knox, EC-OG
  • Terry Savage, Global Energy
  • Sian Lloyd-Rees, Aker Solutions
  • Arne Gürtner, Equinor
  • Rozanne Foyer, STUC
  • Mike Smith, NECCUS
  • George Boyne, Aberdeen University
  • Representatives from Offshore Trade Unions