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Wood Appoints Jennifer Richmond as Chief Strategy Officer

Jennifer Richmond, previously executive president at Jacobs, reinforcing growth strategies and aligning with recent leadership changes under CEO Ken Gilmartin.

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Wood has appointed Jennifer Richmond as its chief strategy officer, a role aimed at consolidating corporate functions to drive growth strategy. Richmond, who joined Wood in 2022, previously served as executive president of strategy and development at Jacobs. Her expertise has been pivotal in shaping and executing the company’s three-year growth strategy. This appointment aligns with the recent selection of Arvind Balan as CFO, Marla Storm as CHRO, and Michael Rasmuson as group general counsel.

Richmond will report to chief executive Ken Gilmartin, who said: “Jennifer has a strong track record of delivering transformational growth at Jacobs and has played a leading role in our strategic progress in the past 18 months.

“Jennifer’s new remit will ensure that we are laser-focused on keeping our 35,000 people safe, accelerating sustainable growth in energy and materials, enhancing the quality of our business and realising further value for our stakeholders.”

About Wood

John Wood Group plc, commonly known as Wood, has established itself as a leading British multinational in engineering and consulting. 

Founded by Ian Wood in 1982, Wood emerged from JW Holdings, a prominent fishing company in Scotland, diversifying into energy services amidst the North Sea oil boom. 

With headquarters in Aberdeen, Scotland, Wood offers a wide range of services, including consultation, asset management, and engineering solutions tailored for the energy and materials sector. This strategic focus has propelled Wood to its position as a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index and a listed company on the London Stock Exchange.

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