President and Country Manager, Kvaerner Canada Limited
Bill Fanning has been responsible for leading the growth of Kvaerner’s business interests in Canada since 2012. This includes Kvaerner early phase activities, strategic planning, business development, executing studies and FEEDs and support to front-end engineering, tender teams and project execution teams.
From 1999 to 2009, Mr. Fanning was president and CEO of Spectrol Group and also co-founder and director of Atlantic XL Inc. Spectrol was acquired in 2009 and he was appointed senior vice president and general manager of SNC-Lavalin Inc., responsible for its oil & gas activities in Atlantic Canada. From 1980-1999, he held increasingly senior positions with Mobil Oil Canada Ltd. in western Canada, Sable exploration in Nova Scotia and later Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd., including ten years with the Hibernia development project and operations.
Mr. Fanning has helped shape the industry through his involvement with Noia as a member of its Board of Directors from 2006 to 2008 and again from 2013 to 2016. He was a driving force behind the development of Noia’s Redefining Oil strategy – a long-term vision for the provincial oil & gas industry – and is a member of the provincial government’s Oil & Gas Industry Development Council. Earlier this year, Mr. Fanning was named recipient of Noia’s 2018 Outstanding Contribution Award.