Governance Bio
Colin Finnegan
Appoint Professional

Colin Finnegan

1 Year
Paid or Unpaid Roles

Interested In:


Private company
Listed company
Incorporated Entity
Sport & Physical Recreation Orgs


Board Member
“I am an experienced Manager with over twenty five years international experience in engineering, finance control, HSEQ, project management and new country entry. Successful in leadership and start-up business. I bring a positive and practical approach to a team environment.”


Governance Roles

Regional Director Asia Pacific


December 2008 - Present (10 years)

Responsible for the development and expansion of Petrofac activities in Asia Pacific and specifically the growth of SPD in New Zealand, Australia and Malaysia. Role includes identifying and winning large engineering deals and building business relationships at the highest level in corporate and multinational organisations within the Asia Pacific region. Roles fulfilled include project managing large scale engineering projects for various clients, authoring technical well engineering reports including conceptual development plans, feasibility studies, benchmarking studies, performance reviews and managerial support to start up of operations. Colin has also been involved in authoring and reviewing new oil & gas guidelines within New Zealand.

Institute of Directors Future Director Role


May 2014 - May 2016 (2 years)

The IOD Future Director programme is designed to help develop the next generation of directors, allowing candidates to gain valuable experience by sitting at the board table of a New Zealand company for a 12 month period. Colin was selected to sit on the Board of NorthPower Ltd and participated in all board matters.

Executive Roles

Company Founder


July 2002 - December 2008 (6 years)

Company Director and co-founder of SPD in 2002. SPD was a global independent engineering, consultancy and project management company. As an Executive Director for SPD, Colin was involved in the development and growth of the company which established itself as the premier provider of energy engineering, project management and consultancy services in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Europe. In 2008, SPD was purchased by the Petrofac Group though Colin elected to stay with the Company and is currently the Regional Director for the Asia Pacific region


Institute of Mechanical Engineer

Fellow (Charted Engineer), Mechanical Engineering

1994 - 2017

University of Ulster

B Eng. (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, Engineering

1985 - 1989