ITF appointed Patrick O’Brien as chief executive officer (CEO) after Neil Proxon’s resignation as managing director in July. He previously served as group director of strategic business and marketing at Wood Group Kenny. His areas of expertise are subsea riser mechanics, riser design, and flexible pipe technology. A chartered engineer with nearly 30 years’ oil and gas industry experience, O’Brien started his career with a university spin-out company, MCS, which he helped to lead through product commercialization, international growth, and integration into a service company. He is a board member and director of Subsea UK and an honorary professor at the University of Aberdeen.