Neil Bruce appointed OBE for services to engineering in New Year Honours list 2012


London, United Kingdom (4 January 2012) "- AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, is delighted to announced that Neil Bruce, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, has been appointed Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) by The Queen in Her Majesty's New Year's Honours List 2012 for services to engineering.

Neil Bruce became Chief Operating Officer for AMEC in August 2010. He was appointed as an executive director for AMEC plc in January 2009, having joined AMEC in 1997.

Since March 2009 he has been Chairman of the UK Oil & Gas advisory board of UK Trade & Investment, and in September 2011 was invited to join the UK Government's new Trade and Economic Growth Board for Scotland.

Neil is a fellow of both the Energy Institute and the Institute of Directors, where he won an award for developing young people. Neil is also a Trustee of the Engineers Against Poverty charity and Patron of Clan (Cancer Link Aberdeen North-East). He is also an Honorary Professor at Aberdeen Business School at The Robert Gordon University, where he was recently awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Business Administration.

"I am very proud to receive this OBE. It is humbling to follow the long line of engineers recognised in this way, and think it also reflects that engineering is still important to everything we do." said Neil Bruce, commenting on the award. "It's a great honour and also a tribute to my colleagues and the industry in which I work.  Every day I see engineering which makes me proud, from the delivery of groundbreaking facilities for the harshest and most challenging of natural resources projects, to engineering helping the poorest people in the world through organisations such as Engineers against Poverty."

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