UK based international engineering consultancy organisation Amec Foster Wheeler has appointed Rod Carr as CIO, a new role for the London headquartered business.
Carr, who has been CIO at Centrica for six years, will report to the CEO and be a key member of the Group Leadership Team, Amec Foster Wheeler said in a statement.
Carr joined Centrica in 2010 from Scotia Gas Networks, where he was IT Director, a role he also performed at AEP Energy Services between 2002 and 2003.
Carr oversaw the implementation of mobile maintenance management at the Centrica wind farm estate as well as the introduction of mobile based tools to improve processes and workflow at Centrica, which includes British Gas. Mobile expenses and other tools reduced costs by 30 to 40% and improved the business performance and most importantly improved safety, Carr told the editor of Horizon back in 2015.
Carr is also a former Managing Consultant with PA Consulting, where he worked in the energy and utilities sectors and was a Consulting Director with Arthur Andersen where he provided policy advice to international oil industry group OPEC on the transition of the chairmanship. His early working career began with utility firm Eastern Electricity and electrical engineering and robotics maler ABB Energy Information Services Division.
“Carr has an exceptionally wide understanding of both the technology and energy sectors and his expertise will be instrumental in driving the execution of our information technology strategy. I am delighted to welcome him to the business,” said Jonathan Lewis, Chief Executive Officer, Amec Foster Wheeler in a statement.
Amec Foster Wheeler focuses on the energy and mining industries as well as the high growth renewable energy sector. Over a third of its annual turnover comes from European markets. The organisation is listed in the FTSE 250 index.