Hamish Wilson joined SLR Consulting as its new technical director and will develop the company’s oil and gas project portfolio worldwide.

One of Wilson’s key areas of focus will be to develop an integrated service enabling companies in the sector to obtain a ‘social license to operate’ for its activities. Prior to joining SLR he was with RPS Group, which acquired his consulting company, Paras, in 2008.

Wilson’s key skills are exploration strategy and program management. He has previously helped companies develop and implement exploration-led growth strategies.

SLR’s international operations director, Neil Penhall, said, “Wilson’s proven strategic expertise will help us to build on our success in the oil and gas sector as we target new clients operating in both conventional and unconventional resources as well as those in the rapidly emerging new exploration geographies.”