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Melissa Clare

Board of Governors

Melissa Clare

Melissa is a Chartered Engineer with over 20 years’ experience in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry.

She currently works for Hurricane Energy, having recently joined the Sr. Management team in Aberdeen.

With a degree in Mechanical and Offshore Engineering from RGU, Melissa began her career on offshore drilling rigs, as a trainee Well Engineer in the North Sea, gaining hands-on experience on the deck and drill floor. At the age of 30, she became the first female Rig Manager in the UK and was named as one of "35 Women Under 35" in the UK and internationally, by Management Today and World Business respectively. She subsequently received an Honorary Masters from RGU.

Continuing a long career with major international drilling contractor, Transocean, Melissa diversified into rig marketing, contracts and corporate planning, holding residential management positions in Nigeria, Switzerland and Malaysia. Prior to joining Hurricane Energy, she worked as an Independent Consultant for Borr Drilling, during the company's start-up and rapid growth phase.

Having lived and worked internationally, Melissa enjoys working in multi-cultural teams and is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion and is also a STEM Ambassador. 

Register of Interests

All positions, appointments, employment etc (whether remunerated or not) that you hold with any other organisation:

  • General Manager (Aberdeen), Hurricane Energy (remunerated staff position).


Details of any self-employed business, consultancy or other activities you are engaged in, whether remunerated or not, or for other reward or gains:

  • Director, Petromac Consulting Ltd (company active but ceased use in May 2018).


Details of any contractual or financial/non-financial relationship (including Directorship, Partnership, Consultancy, Board Membership, other Appointments or position of authority or influence, whether paid or unpaid,) with any other company, public authority or service or any other organisation, or any other position you have that would or could enable you to influence the award of a contract or allow you to benefit financially:

  • None


Details of any ownership of land or property or other holdings within Aberdeen (other than your own main family home) that may be directly or indirectly affected by any known or prospective estate development plan in the vicinity of the city centre campus or the Garthdee campus:

  • None


Details of any other interests or matters of equivalence to any of the above:

  • None


Details where the interests of any close relative may require to be declared:

  • None

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