Technology, Innovation & Decarbonisation in the Energy Sectors

Neil Pickering

Position: Head of BD and Sales North Sea Offshore Operations, Bureau Veritas

Neil has over 30 years Oil and Gas Industry experience and has undertaken various roles throughout his early career ranging from detailed design through to operations and commissioning.

Graduating from Durham University Business School in 1997 Neil moved into Senior Management roles, including a 3-year period as an Executive Director of a Small Medium Enterprise, where he says he learnt some of his hardest and most enduring lessons. His most recent roles are; Technical Director Operations and Maintenance and latterly Vice President Assurance until April 2018 and currently holds to role of Head of Business Development and Sales NSOO with Bureau Veritas and is based in the United Kingdom.

A chartered manager and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and member of the Institute of Directors. Neil also holds a position on CMI board Scotland and until April 2018 held a position on ECITB board and the regional chair position for Offshore Oil and Gas sector. Two of Neil’s most recent achievements is accepting collaboration awards from ECITB and Offshore Achievement Awards (OAA) for initiating and leading the Connected Competence initiative in industry.