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Lamprell appoints new CEO

Christopher McDonald is to join Lamprell as its new CEO and director effective as of October 1, succeeding Jim Moffat, who is retiring after just over three years in the role.

Following a handover period, Moffat will remain at Lamprell in a part-­time consultancy role from mid­-November until March 31 next year. He stand down as a company director on September 30.

McDonald was previously Petrofac’s executive vice-president and group head of business development, based in the UAE.

Prior to joining Petrofac, McDonald spent 18 years with Halliburton/KBR during which time he served on the board of MW Kellogg and led KBR’s global lump­sum EPC sales and marketing.

“I am absolutely delighted that we have managed to secure the appointment of someone of Christopher’s calibre and experience. He has an outstanding track record with two of the most respected companies in our industry and he brings a significant depth of leadership capability and market knowledge,” said John Kennedy, chairman of Lamprell, which provides fabrication, engineering and contracting services to the onshore and offshore oil & gas and renewable energy industries.

Holly Birkett

Holly is Splash's Online Editor and correspondent for the UK and Mediterranean. She has been a maritime journalist since 2010, and has written for and edited several trade publications. She is currently studying for membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. In 2013, Holly won the Seahorse Club's Social Media Journalist of the Year award. She is currently based in London.
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