New CEO at Sparrows

By Laura Hatton20 February 2014

Current chief executive, Doug Sedge, who has been with the company for four and half years, has anno

Current chief executive, Doug Sedge, who has been with the company for four and half years, has announced he is to stand down from his role. He will remain on the board of directors

Oil and gas industry service provider Sparrows has appointed Stewart Mitchell as chief executive for the UK-headquartered global offshore and mechanical handling group.

Mitchell starts his new role on 10 March. Prior to this he was a senior executive at oil and gas engineering company McDermott International. During his time with McDermott, Mitchell was responsible for the company’s business across Europe, North and South America, Middle East, India and the Caspian, a spokesperson said.

The announcement follows the decision of current chief executive, Doug Sedge, who has been with the company for four and half years, to stand down, a company spokesperson said.

Commenting on his departure, Sedge said, “Now that we are in a very healthy position, it is time for me to step aside and allow someone with new ideas and energy to take the business to the next stage in its global expansion plans. With his extensive international experience in the oil and gas services industry, Stewart will build upon the growth and consolidation we have achieved both at home and overseas.

“I would like to thank all the staff at Sparrows, our customers and our suppliers for their loyalty and support during my tenure. I have every confidence in the future development of the business and am pleased to continue my involvement on the board.”

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