[THE BOARDROOM] "Watch This Space......A Lower Oil Price Could Mean More Fatalities"

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Tim Haïdar

In this edition of The Boardroom, we speak with David Doig, Group Chief Executive at OPITO, about the recent health and safety statistics coming out of the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers. With 88 fatalities in the industry across the world in 2012 and lost-time incidents LTIs increasing by 12 per cent, are we actually doing enough to keep our people safe and companies in rude health?

David was educated at Madras College St Andrews. With an engineering background he worked on major onshore/offshore engineering projects in the North Sea and has worked in the oil and gas industry for over 25 years.

He was appointed CEO of OPITO in 2005 and the CEO of the Industry Charitable Trust (The Offshore Training Foundation) in 2008. Following the restructuring of the OPITO group of companies in 2009 he was appointed OPITO Group CEO.

He is a director of industry organisation LOGIC (Leading Oil and Gas Industry Competitiveness) and OPITO Strategic Ltd and OPITO Training Management Ltd. A passionate believer in social responsibility and people development he lists Scottish history and golf as his favourite pastimes.