Richard Neale

Richard Neale

Director Oil and Gas


Oil and Gas


  • MSc Project Management
  • HNC Mechanical Engineering

Specialisms / Skills

  • Oil and Gas
  • Business Transformation
  • Project and operational performance

Richard is a globally recognised executive in the oil and gas industries working fro EPC companies and also oil companies delivering projects across the Americas, Europe and Aisa.

Holding roles including

• Global Project Development SVP
• Board Member
• Regional Executive
• General Manager
• Project Director
• Engineering Director
• President Director/General Manager
• Contract Manager
• Project Manager
• Project Coordinator
• Capital Projects Manager
• Construction/Commissioning Manager
• Development Coordinator
• Project Controls Supervisor

Director/UK Managing Director Lumeri 2 
Accountable for delivering Lumeri services and UK growth.

SVP O & G Global Project Development 
Lead the Global pursuit of early stage developments leveraging internal investment and project execution capability. Delivered multiple opportunities for evaluation.

SVP/GM – Canada SNC-Lavalin
Responsible for all aspects of the Canadian business. Initial 2 years business recovery followed by a period of stability and growth.

Program Director – AMEC Americas 
Responsible for program delivery of all engineering and procurement scopes (1400 people) for AMEC for IORVL’s Kearl Development Oil Sands project.

Engineering Director – AMEC Americas
Responsible for engineering across all AMEC scope areas for IORVL’s Kearl Initial Development Oil Sands project.

Project Manager – AMEC Americas
Responsible for the Extraction, Hydro-transport and Tailings EPC for IORVL’s Kearl Initial Development Oil Sands project.

Project Engineer – AMEC Americas 
Principle lead for Calgary’s engineering team supporting the Project Director in delivering the supplementary EDS for CNRL’s Horizon Phase 2/3 Train 3 /4 Oil Sands project.

President Director/General Manager – AMEC BERCA Indonesia
Responsible for all aspects of managing a 180 national person engineering and asset support joint venture in Jakarta; Business performance improved significantly during tenure.

ExxonMobil Sable EPCM 
As contract manager for AMEC Black & McDonald responsible for the delivery of the 5 Year term of EPCM services for the Sable field off Nova Scotia. Contract Value C$20 million per annum.

ExxonMobil South Venture (AMEC) 
As project manager responsible for the construction of a 2300 tonne South Venture topsides on behalf of Halifax Shipyard in Nova Scotia. Contract value C$70 million.

Shell UK (AMEC) 
As capital projects manager reporting to the Shell project manager responsible for managing all onshore and offshore EPC capital projects as part of AMEC’s ISC contract with Shell.

As commissioning manager responsible for the upgrade of BP’s asset at the UK Bacton site.

Arco British Ltd. 
As projects coordinator for managing brown field modifications on the southern sector platforms reporting to the Operations Manager.

Arco British Ltd. – Projects
Bure West – Development Coordinator
Trent and Tyne – Project Controls Supervisor
Welland & Pickerill – Project Controls Engineer
Thames Compression – Planning Engineer

SLP Engineering 
Various offshore projects – Planning Engineer