i-Tech 7, Subsea 7’s Life of Field business unit, has appointed Simon Hird as a new regional director in the Asia-Pacific region.
Simon Hird has more than 40 years’ experience in the subsea oil and gas industry and has worked for several major contractors in the construction and life of field sectors. He joins i-Tech 7 from UTEC Survey where he was business unit director responsible for managing activity in the Asia-Pacific region.
Simon Hird, who will be based in the company’s Perth office, said: “i-Tech 7 has a strong reputation as a progressive and pioneering subsea life of field partner and I am delighted to be joining the company at such an exciting stage in its development. The Asia Pacific region is seeing a steady recovery and I look forward to working closely with i-Tech 7’s region team to help position the company as the go-to partner for all our clients’ life of field challenges.”
Hird spent the majority of his career in the North Sea before moving to Perth in 2008.
Neil Milne, i-Tech 7’s vice president, said: “Simon’s wealth of knowledge and experience in the subsea sector, as well as his extensive local network, will be a valuable asset to i-Tech 7. Simon will play a vital role in our strategic vision for Asia Pacific as we continue to strengthen our operations and presence in the region over the coming years.”