Media Release: New risk management appointment for Aberdeen consultancy

ABERDEEN consultancy, Project Excellence, has announced the appointment of a key business associate.

Simon White will head up the company’s risk management division in a bid to expand and extend its services.

Simon has almost 20 years’ experience in designing and advising on risk management projects across a breadth of industries including nuclear, oil and gas transport, defence, IT, and telecommunications.

An Oxford University graduate, he has delivered many keynote project and risk management presentations to association events and authored extensive research and white papers.

Simon’s also designed key risk management software, including being a contributing architect and expert user of  Primavera Risk Analysis software (also known as Pertmaster).

Most recently, he was a risk analyst for ConocoPhillips and prior to that was a senior risk management Consultant for Pertmaster.

Simon will operate both from his Oxford base and Project Excellence’s Huntly Street office. His appointment is regarded as crucial in meeting the demands of the firm’s expanding customer base.

Project Excellence partner, Mike Howard, said: “Simon brings a huge wealth of skills and experience which will enhance Project Excellence’s portfolio.

“His appointment reinforces our determination to ensure that risk analysis is a key part of our business. It also means we are better equipped to extend our geographical range and provide for customers  both in Scotland and England.

“Simon is a leader in his field and we have been looking for an opportunity to work with him for some time. His appointment is already being very well received within the industry.”

Commenting on his new appointment, Simon said: “I’m delighted to be joining Project Excellence’s team and am looking forward to my new role at a time when many companies are overhauling their risk management strategies.

“Both contractors and operators in the oil industry are under increasing pressure to be more competitive, and improving the forecasting and understanding of the uncertainty around their business is one of the main areas where our company can help and really add value.

“This applies to projects, shut-downs, concept studies, as well as other business activities such as acquisitions, divestments, and asset valuations.”

Project Excellence also provides consultancy and resources in project controls and project management disciplines.

The team works with operators such as BP, Chevron and ConocoPhillips, together with a number of major contractors and service companies in the energy industry.

Notes to editors

Please find attached a selection of photos of Simon White.

Project Excellence provides consultancy and resources in Project Management, Project Controls and Risk Management. The consultancy works with many North Sea operators, major contractors and service companies in the industry. It is based in Aberdeen and headed by partners, Mike Howard and Dr Clive Randall.

For further information on Project Excellence visit , or email or call 01224 628263.

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