Rod Ritchie has been a director of New Zealand Oil and Gas since 2013. He began his career as a petroleum engineer with Schlumberger for 28 years before joining OMV for a further 12 years.
Mr Ritchie has over 40 years of global experience in leadership roles and as a Health, Safety, Environmental and Security (HSSE) executive in the oil and gas industry, including being the corporate senior vice president of HSSE and sustainability at OMV based in Vienna, Austria. He has also worked closely with the International Association of Oil and Gas produces to create Industry best practice standards for the oil and gas Industry.
Mr Ritchie is also an active leadership and cultural change consultant, and an author on the subject of Safety Leadership and several Society of Petroleum Engineers papers on the subject of HSSE and safety Leadership.