Deirdre was appointed CEO of Oil & Gas UK in May 2015. She has an LLB Hons in Scots Law and has extensive experience as a senior business leader in the oil and gas industry; covering upstream, downstream and globally. She is a member of MER – the UK Government and Industry Forum – and is also on the UK Treasury’s Oil Industry Fiscal Forum.
As well as being a Non-Executive board member of Scottish Water, she is also a board member of Opportunity North East and Chair of Common Data Access Limited. Deirdre is a member of the Women’s Business Council, a UK Government body focused on increasing women’s contribution to economic growth, and is also sponsor of AXIS.
Deirdre was awarded a Fellowship from the North East of Scotland College and an OBE for her services to the Oil and Gas industry in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018. Deirdre is also a Burgess of Aberdeen.
Deirdre is one of the Council’s leads on SMEs.