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EIC appoints new President

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The Energy Industries Council (EIC) has appointed Chris Haynes as its new President.

Mt Haynes is a senior oil and gas industry professional with almost 40 years’ experience with the Shell Group and its affiliates around the world.

He headed up Shell's operations in Syria and delivered the company’s major upstream projects worldwide. He has also worked in LNG and the petrochemical business in both project development and operations.

During his career with Shell, Chris served two secondments: one to Woodside Petroleum’s North West Shelf Venture from 1999 - 2002 as General Manager, and subsequently to Nigeria LNG, as Managing Director. His work in Nigeria earned him an OBE in 2009 for his services to the British oil and gas industry.

Since retiring in 2011, Chris has worked as an independent consultant in the oil and gas and minerals industries and is a Non-Executive Director of WorleyParsons and Woodside Petroleum, also serving on the Health, Safety and Environment Committee of the boards of these companies.

EIC CEO, Claire Miller, said: “We are delighted to have a new President with such rich industry knowledge and experience. Chris’ long career in client organisation in oil and gas will really complement EIC Chairman Paul Mitchell’s strong background in supplier and contractor management in the power sector.”

Mr Haynes said: “I am privileged to be accepting the role as President of the EIC and am ready to assist them in any way I can to meet the challenges ahead […] In my career, I have had a good deal of exposure to British suppliers and contractors in oil and gas and I look forward to learning more about the nuclear, power and renewables industry, and helping the entire energy sector to exploit new opportunities.”

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