Bob grew up in the Border town Jedburgh, here he attended Jedburgh Grammar School. He went onto study a Masters of Engineering degree from Heriot-Watt University and is a Chartered Engineer.
Bob Keiller was appointed Chairman of Scottish Enterprise in January 2016. Hailing from the Scottish Borders, Bob has worked in the oil and gas industry since 1986.
In November 2012, he became CEO of Wood Group, an international energy services company with $7 billion (USD) sales, over 40,000 employees, and operations in more than 50 countries. Bob completed the $1 billion (USD) sale of PSN to Wood Group in April 2011. He was responsible for the creation of PSN by manufacturing a $280 million (USD) management buyout from Halliburton in 2006.
Bob has a Master of Engineering degree from Heriot-Watt University and is a chartered engineer. He was previously Chairman of the Offshore Contracting Association (OCA) and co-chair of the cross-industry trade body Oil and Gas UK.
Bob is former Chairman of the Entrepreneurial Exchange. Awarded Entrepreneur of the Year in 2006 and 2008, he was also named Scottish Businessman of the Year in 2007 and Grampian Industrialist of the Year in 2008.
In 2009 he was recognised for his Outstanding Contribution to the oil and gas industry at the Scottish Offshore Achievement Awards and in 2010 was the first individual to receive global recognition in safety leadership when he was awarded the International Regulators Forum’s “Carolita Kallaur” Award.
In 2011 Bob was voted “Scottish Male Business Leader of the Year” at the Scottish Leadership awards. He has Honorary Doctorate from Robert Gordon University.
Bob is married with three children and lives in Aberdeen.