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Decom North Sea has announced the appointment of Jinda Nelson as Chair of its Board of Directors.
Innovation and Technical Development Engineer with Bilfinger Salamis UK, Ms Nelson is a keen exponent of the UK as a decommissioning centre of excellence, having played a key role in the award and subsequent operation of several decommissioning contracts for Bilfinger.
Her appointment to the Board follows several years as an active member of Decom North Sea, including close involvement with the organisation’s Decommissioning Leadership Group from its inception. She has also spent a number of years sitting within the Decom North Sea Market Intelligence Group.
Commenting on her appointment, Ms Nelson said: “As the UK decommissioning sector continues to gather pace, I hope to bring an understanding of the challenges faced by our supply chain members as they work to optimise the opportunities available.
“I believe that Decom North Sea plays a crucial role in this and I look forward to further engaging with and supporting our members, ensuring that businesses across the supply chain and operator communities are working together effectively as the sector continues to evolve.”
John Warrender, Decom North Sea Chief Executive added: “In addition to a robust relationship with the wider decommissioning supply chain, Jinda also brings valuable technical understanding, gained via experience in design and construction and underpinned by mechanical engineering involvement on various offshore projects.
“Currently involved in a number of live decommissioning projects both offshore and at UK quaysides, she brings “real time” experience to her role as Board Chair and I look forward to working more closely with her.”
Ms Nelson’s election sees her replace Nigel Lees, who has stepped down following three years in the role.