Dr. Patrick O’Brien
Chief Executive Officer


A Chartered Engineer with close to 30 years’ oil and gas industry experience, Dr O’Brien started his career in a university spin-out company, MCS, which he helped to lead through successful product commercialisation, international growth and subsequently integration into a large service company.  Paddy is a recognised expert in subsea riser mechanics, riser design and flexible pipe technology and has established an international reputation for his contributions to the industry.

In April 2013, Dr O’Brien joined ITF as Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for driving forward ambitious global growth plans and strengthening the development and deployment of innovative technology for the oil and gas industry’s most pertinent challenges through collaborative projects between its members.

Dr O’Brien is a Board Member and Director of Subsea UK and is an Honorary Professor at the University of Aberdeen.


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