Bob Keiller inspires students

Published on 22 November 2019

Bob Keiller is an entrepreneur and businessman with a passion for inspiring others – he mentors CEOs, coaches entrepreneurs and trains teams from the third sector on change leadership and business storytelling

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He works 4 days each week (unpaid) and uses fees from profit-making clients to fund the work he does with others.

Bob is a chartered engineer. He was previously Chairman of the Offshore Contracting Association (OCA) and co-chair of the cross-industry trade body Oil and Gas UK. He is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institution of Engineering Technology.

He is former Chair of Scottish Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Scotland. He was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year in 2006 and 2008, he was also named Scottish Businessman of the Year in 2007. In 2011 Bob was voted “Scottish Male Business Leader of the Year”. In 2012 he was inducted into the Entrepreneurial Scotland Hall of Fame and in 2017 was awarded a CBE for services to business and entrepreneurship.

Bob was an Asset Manager for Hess, Managing Director of KBR Production Services, CEO of PSN, CEO of Wood Group PSN and CEO of Wood Group.

We were delighted to welcome to the School to speak to a group of students about effective communication. His talk was very inspiring and it focussed on skills that students can develop and practice when it comes to delivering presentations.