Dennis Donald

Group CEO & Managing Director

Warrego Energy

Dennis Donald
Former 45 Commando and masters graduate of Robert Gordon’s University Aberdeen, Dennis saw active service in Northern Ireland and was part of the Nato guard in Norway for four months a year which allowed him to develop his skiing skills before he left the armed forces in the early 70s to pursue a career in the North Sea oil and gas industry with Shell.

Beginning his career on the drill floor he was latterly instrumental in the introduction of new technology into the Brent Fields, including the first platform Coiled Tubing Drilling project. He left Shell in 1998 having anticipated a growing need in the oil sector for advanced drilling engineering capability.

He set up a specialist drilling consultancy, Leading Edge Advantage in 1998 with Duncan MacNiven as legal counsel growing it into a global brand within 10 years.