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Ray Riddoch

Board of Governors

Ray Riddoch

Ray Riddoch is the Managing Director UK and SVP Europe and Africa of CNOOC International, a wholly owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited.

He has over 35 years of experience working with a number of the major exploration and production companies in the global Oil and Gas industry, predominantly in production operations, in addition he has held senior positions in Projects, HSE and HR.

Ray is currently the Co-Chair and a Director of Oil & Gas UK [OGUK], a Director of the Oil & Gas Technology Centre [OGTC]. He is a member of the Oil and Gas Authority [OGA] MER Steering Committee.

He is a past Director of the Scottish Chamber of Commerce, OPITO and the Offshore Training Foundation, Scottish Council for Development and Industry and a past member of the Scottish Governments Energy Taskforce, Step Change in Safety Leadership Team and the OGA Asset Stewardship Taskforce.

A graduate in mechanical engineering from Robert Gordon University, Ray also holds a MSc with Distinction in Offshore Engineering majoring in production, drilling and reservoir technology.

In 2017 he was appointed as a Fellow of the Energy Institute as well as the HRH Prince of Wales' Ambassador in Scotland for Business in the Community.

In 2019 he was awarded the OBE by the Queen for services to the UK oil and gas industry

Register of Interests

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

  • MD Europe and Africa CNOOC International
  • Co-Chair/Director OGUK
  • Director OGTC


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

  • None


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 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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