Aberdeen-headquartered energy services giant Wood has made an appointment to its new role of Chief Technology Officer.
Darren Martin takes up the role, having previously been head of digital at professional services firm Jacobs.
He has also held senior roles at IT firm CSC.
The new position will see Mr Martin help Wood use technology to complement its offering in the energy and industrial markets.
Robin Watson, chief executive of Wood, said: “Digital leadership is key to Wood’s strategy.
“The fourth industrial revolution is disrupting global markets and we intend to be a key player in the technological innovation critical to addressing energy transition.
“We will continue to evolve to ensure our innovative capability extends across a range of end markets, within and beyond energy.”
Mr Martin added: “This is an exciting time to join Wood. I am delighted to be given the opportunity to progress our digital footprint and accelerate the digital transformation of our services. Our world is changing faster than ever.
“Everything around us is becoming smarter and more digitally connected: cars, factories, ports, mines, refineries, roads, office buildings, and even entire cities will be wired together in new ways and this will fundamentally change how Wood does business in the future.”