Release date: 07 February 2023
James Fisher and Sons plc (‘James Fisher’, ‘the Group’) has today announced the appointment of Neil Sims as its new Head of Energy, to lead the Group’s Energy Division and its delivery of world-leading services.
Neil will report to Chief Executive Officer, Jean Vernet, as part of the James Fisher executive team.
Neil joins the business from Expro, where he most recently served as Product Line Vice President and was responsible for their Well Flow Management portfolio and Sustainability and ESG transitional strategy. A highly experienced commercial leader and with a career of more than 30 years in the energy industry, Neil will lead the Group’s full offering of renewable and oil and gas capabilities, products and services, with a particular focus on meeting the growing global demand for sustainably led energy.
Chief Executive Officer, Jean Vernet, commented:
"We are very pleased to welcome Neil to James Fisher. Energy is part of our DNA and we have been at the forefront of global energy developments for nearly two centuries. This uniquely positions us to deliver solutions to the demands of the market, while progressing towards more desirable renewable energy options.
Neil’s experience heading sustainability strategies, and his expertise in the oil and gas and renewable sectors, makes him the ideal candidate to lead the James Fisher Energy Division at a crucial time for the company and looking more broadly, providing sustainable solutions to the world."
Neil Sims, Head of Energy at James Fisher and Sons plc, added:
"I am proud to join a company with such a rich heritage and demonstrable expertise across a wide diversity of sectors and, in particular, to contribute to James Fisher’s Energy Division. I look forward to evolving the work that began 175 years ago at this exciting juncture in the company’s history."