John Barr
External Trustee (Chair)


John was born and educated in Inverness and graduated from Robert Gordon University in 2005 after studying BEng Hons in Mechanical Systems Engineering, where he specialised in Oil and Gas.

In his final year, John ran to be sabbatical President of Sport and Physical Activity and won a hotly contested student election to be the first President to transition into the RGU Sport Facilities in Garthdee. After a year in this role successfully integrating the clubs into their new home, he ran for the Student Association (Union) President where a tight election saw John successful.

During this year, John worked closely in amending the Student Association constitution and upgrading the Union premises in Schoolhill whilst still maintaining his close ties with sport.

Returning to Inverness, John worked in forestry for a year before moving on to work for Ross-shire Engineering as a Project Engineer. In 2009, John went to work in the area he studied and joined an Oil and Gas service company, Frank’s International Ltd.

Initially John was a Design Engineer working and travelling offshore around the world before then progressing on to be a CRT Product line manager looking after all aspect of the equipment and personnel deployment in Europe and Africa.

After a couple of years John took on the Job as UK Base Manager bringing in efficiency improvements and streamlining. Currently, John is the Regional Operations Manager for Europe and Russia, based in Stavanger, mentoring in FBS, Kaizen Facilitating, VSM & LDM combined with implementing previous systems rolled out in the UK.

John has been acting as a Trustee on the Board since 2014.

 

 

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