px group announces two major additions to senior leadership team

11th June 2020

px Group, the leading energy and infrastructure solutions business, can today announce two major new additions to its Senior Leadership Team.

Garry Lewis joins px Group as Chief Strategy Officer, and Mark Hobbs joins as Managing Director, Offshore Oil & Gas.

Garry Lewis will lead px Group’s business development team and will have responsibility for driving organic growth across the entire business in the UK and internationally, as well as exploring potential acquisitions.

Garry joins px Group after nine years at Amec Foster Wheeler and Worley – at both companies he was Vice President of Business Development. Garry has extensive experience in both contract and project delivery across the whole energy lifecycle – upstream through to downstream – having worked across drilling, fabric maintenance, asset integrity, and engineering during his career.

In his role, one of Mark Hobbs’ main focuses will be delivering growth for px Group in the upstream oil and gas sector and using his knowledge of managing mature North Sea assets to scale up px Group’s activity in that area.

Mark joins px Group after 17 years at Apache Corporation, the oil and gas exploration and production company, where he acquired considerable experience in managing mature North Sea assets. He was most recently VP for North Sea Region Operations and Projects at Apache North Sea, responsible for strategic development for the Forties and Beryl oil fields.

Mark also represented the company at Oil & Gas UK Advisory Council, Oil & Gas Authority and Step Change in Safety Leadership Team level and will continue to do so in his role at px Group.

The two senior additions build upon px Group’s recent strong growth and acquisitions of established energy businesses. px Group acquired NRG Well Management, the leading provider of well management services to the industry in April, following the acquisition of Camm-Pro, the project management specialist, in November.

Geoff Holmes, CEO of px Group, adds:

“We are an ambitious business and I believe that is reflected by the appointments of both Garry and Mark – two respected industry names.”

“px Group is known in the energy industry for its personal, dedicated approach – we treat our clients as colleagues. Garry and Mark have shown that same approach throughout their careers and that is one of the key reasons we have brought them on board.”

Garry Lewis says:

“Putting our clients first is at the heart of our culture and I’m looking forward to using that to help grow the business in the UK and, in time, internationally.”

“I am particularly looking forward to helping px Group – and the wider industry – progress to net zero carbon emissions. This is an area in which we want to be industry leading – px Group is already part of the Humberside net-zero cluster and we are exploring more ‘green’ avenues.”

Mark Hobbs comments:

“I’m joining px Group at a really exciting time as it continues growing in the upstream. I’m looking forward to working closely with the existing Senior Leadership Team and using my experience to refine and build out our upstream offering.”

“One of px Group’s core philosophies is treating the assets it manages as its own – an approach that some may say is rare in offshore energy. That will now change.”