Wood Group PSN (WGPSN) has appointed Andrew Stewart as the new regional managing director to lead its Australia & Asia Pacific business.
Previously the company’s southern operations business manager in Australia, Andrew Stewart (36) takes over from Matt Gavin, who has served as the company’s regional director for more than five years and will assume a new role with Wood Group in the Oman.
Mr Stewart first joined WGPSN in his hometown of Melbourne, Australia in 2009 following a number of domestic and international assignments in India, the UK and the Netherlands. Since then he has held roles as project delivery manager, assignment manager and project director, before joining the Australia & Asia Pacific regional leadership team as southern business manager in January 2013. In his new role, Mr Stewart will be based in Melbourne and report to WGPSN’s chief executive, Robin Watson.
WGPSN chief executive Robin Watson thanked Matt Gavin for his direction and commitment in growing the business in Australia & Asia Pacific from 700 to more than 2,000 people in the past five years.
According to Mr Watson, Andrew has played a key part in WGPSN’s regional growth story and in transforming their southern operations in Australia where they maintain contracts with Esso, Caltex and Melbourne Water.
Speaking about his ambitions for the business, Mr Stewart said that WGPSN has an amazing group of people spanning project management, engineering, business services and the full suite of maintenance and construction trades, which translates into low transaction costs and single point accountability for ‘cradle to grave’ delivery performance for their customers.
Mr Stewart has an honours degree in mechanical engineering, a post graduate diploma of management and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Melbourne Business School. In 2010, he was awarded Australian Financial Review (AFR) BOSS Young Executive of the Year in recognition of his career achievements and his ability to manage a 300-strong team through adversity during the global financial crisis.
WGPSN’s Australia & Asia Pacific business employs more than 2,000 people, providing engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance services to customers in the oil & gas, refining, chemicals, coal seam gas and water industries in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Singapore.