Swire Oilfield Services has welcomed its new CEO John Bruce (JB) Rae-Smith.

He succeeds Tor Helgeland following his retirement in August 2016 after 22 years with the global company.

JB has been with the Swire group since 1985 in a variety of roles, gaining significant experience in the offshore energy industry as managing director of Swire Pacific Offshore. Most recently, he was director of Swire Pacific Ltd and executive director of the Trading & Industrial Division.

Based in Aberdeen, JB will join the company’s Management Committee alongside Roy Shearer, chief financial officer and Wayne Manning, chief business development officer.