Francis Neill, SPE, has been appointed chief executive officer (CEO) at Ziebel. Before this, he was the CEO of EV. He has several years of experience in the well intervention and subsea sectors. He has been CEO of Gravitec Downhole Instruments, managing director of Brinker, marketing and technology director/casedhole director for Expro, deputy managing director/subsea control systems general manager for Kvaerner Oilfield Products, and compensation and benefits manager for Schlumberger. Neill holds a BSc degree in civil engineering from the University of Bristol.