px Group appoints Ineos Upstream’s Holmes as chief executive
9 Jul 2019
Infrastructure solutions leader px has appointed Ineos senior executive Geoff Holmes as its chief executive officer to lead its next planned phase of growth.
Holmes was previously chief operating officer of the chemicals and energy giant’s subsidiary Ineos Upstream Services. He has also occupied senior roles with Chevron, KCA Deutag and Talisman.
The Stockton-on-Tees based px group employs some 450 specialists at 10 sites across the UK. It provides integrated infrastructure solutions for clients in combined heat and power (CHP), onshore and offshore gas, industrial parks, waste processing, biofuels, bioenergy and fuel storage.
In particular, it manages, operates and maintains some of the UK’s largest energy and chemicals infrastructure. It operates and maintains St Fergus gas processing plant in Aberdeenshire. It also owns and operates Saltend Chemicals Park near Hull and operates power generating plants on Teesside, in Cumbria, Lincolnshire and in Wales
Like Ineos, the company has been at the forefront of the sector’s expansion in the UK. In 2018 it reported that profits had doubled within just three years.
Non-executive chairman at px Christopher Picotte, said: “px is known as a specialist, independent operator of complex and technically-challenging assets. Geoff’s appointment as CEO means we are well-positioned to achieve even greater success across a portfolio of sectors.”