LOC Group Appoints New Non-Executive Chairman
LOC Group – a leading global marine engineering consultancy – has named Dr Robin Bidwell, CBE as its non-executive chairman.
For 35 years, Dr Bidwell built and led Environmental Resources Management (ERM), the global environmental advisory firm employing more than 5000 employees in over 40 countries. He currently holds a number of non-executive appointments (private sector, public sector and charities) and was awarded a CBE in 1999 for services to the environment.
Dr Bidwell’s appointment is a further commitment to LOC’s global development. In particular, he will assist with expanding the company’s network of offices and the continued employment of local talent. This will enhance LOC’s ability to respond to complex customer demands and deliver greater efficiency and heightened customer service across the Group. Dr Bidwell takes up his new role on 6 March 2014.
Dr Bidwell said:
“I have spent my life growing a global technical consultancy, with private equity for the last 10 years, and so my experience is hugely relevant to the building of a global consulting group. I am looking forward to working with the management to help deliver a successful future for LOC.”
Announcing the new appointment, LOC Group CEO, Andrew Squire said:
“As we continue to expand our capabilities and our market reach, particularly in emerging markets, we welcome the experience and guiding hand of Robin. He brings a wealth of expertise both in the technical services sector and in global business development and I am confident that his chairmanship will further assist LOC realise its development potential and growth ambitions.”
Press release, March 6, 2014; Image: LOC