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Ray Riddoch
UK Managing Director & Senior Vice President, Europe 

Ray Riddoch was appointed Managing Director for Nexen’s UK region in July 2015. He is responsible for overseeing all of the company’s UK interests and operations, ensuring safe, efficient and reliable production, moving forward Nexen’s growth strategy for the region and promoting safety, integrity and environmental responsibility throughout Nexen’s UK facilities.

Under Ray’s leadership, the UK business will endeavour to consolidate its position as a “top quartile” operator in the UK, focused on delivering Best in Class performance.

Ray joined Nexen in 2011, and has more than 30 years of extensive upstream oil and gas experience in the UK, Europe and Africa. Ray has held previous roles at Nexen including VP UK Operations. Prior to this, he had a lengthy career with Elf and Total, including several leadership positions in Operations, Projects, Human Resources and Health, Safety and Environment.

Ray is a member of the leadership team focused on Step Change In Safety, and holds board positions with OPITO, the Offshore Training Foundation, Oil and Gas UK and the Scottish Chamber of Commerce. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering.