Well-Safe Solutions appoints ex-EY leader to its board

Well-Safe Solutions appoints ex-EY leader to its board

Derek Leith

Former global oil & gas tax leader EY leader Derek Leith has been appointed as a non-executive director at Aberdeen-based decommissioning specialist Well-Safe Solutions.

Mr Leith boasts 35 years of experience in the finance sector, particularly with a focus on oil and gas taxation. With his experience, he was a senior reviewing partner for the 2021 North Sea Transition Deal, focusing on investment and decarbonization goals for the Scottish energy sector.

“It has been fascinating to see Well-Safe Solutions’ progress over the past few years, particularly in the development of its sustainability policies and growth into the Asia-Pacific region,” said Mr Leith.

“I’m really looking forward to working with the Board and wider team to continue Well-Safe Solutions’ growth and influence within the energy transition sector.”

In addition to being a Chartered Tax Advisor, Mr Leith is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, and holds an MA in Politics and Philosophy from the University of Aberdeen.

Phil Milton, CEO at Well-Safe Solutions, praised Mr Leith’s energy sector expertise.

He said: “His experience in influencing and steering the Scottish Government’s energy strategy, Aberdeen City and Shire City Deal and the establishment of economic consultancy Opportunity North East will be invaluable as we navigate the complexities of the energy transition sector and continue our international growth trajectory.”

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