Wood announces new executive leadership appointments

John Wood Group PLC (‘Wood’ or ‘the Company’) today announces the changes to its Executive Committee with the appointment of two new executive leaders.

Marla Storm and Michael Rasmuson will join Wood as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) and Group General Counsel respectively. These appointments follow the retirement of Wood’s current human resources leader, Lesley Birse, and its current Group General Counsel and Company Secretary, Martin McIntyre, who will remain as Company Secretary until a successor for this role is appointed.

Marla Storm joins Wood from Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, where she was CHRO for its buildings, civils and investments business in the U.S. Prior to this she held HR leadership positions in Boeing and McKesson.

Michael Rasmuson joins Wood from Nabors Industries, a global provider of advanced technology for the energy industry where he was SVP, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer. Having started his career as a private practice lawyer, Michael was formerly a long-term leader at Baker Hughes, one of the world’s largest energy services companies, latterly serving as Executive Counsel for its product lines.

The changes will be effective on January 2, 2024. Both leaders will be based in Texas, the U.S. and report to Wood’s CEO.