The 36th Annual Dinner of the Scottish Oil Club
7th February 2014
Dress is black tie with decorations. Reception commences at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 8:00 p.m.
Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh
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Sponsored (so far) by:
Stephen Halliday, Chief Executive Officer for Wood Mackenzie
Principal Guest Speaker
Steve was appointed CEO for Wood Mackenzie in August 2007, having been part of the business since 1989
and Executive Director of Wood Mackenzie’s Energy business covering all of the research and consulting activities
for 8 years previously. He was part of the management team that led the company's management and employee buy-out
in 2001 and instrumental in the recapitalisation deal with private equity firm Hellman and Friedman, a leading,
global private equity firm, in July 2012 which valued the business at £1.1bn.
Previous roles with Wood Mackenzie have involved being senior analyst in the UK upstream team,
head of the European Energy team and head of the Energy Consulting team. During his 26 years of energy industry
experience Steve has worked for BP in the downstream oil sector and TOTAL in the downstream gas business.
Best known as Britain's sharpest impressionist, Rory was born in Edinburgh on 6th April 1961 and shares a birthday with lan Paisley and Paul Daniels. (Oh dear).
He started out on the cabaret circuit in London and Edinburgh, doing lectures by day and stand-up comedy at night,
before graduating to the radio satire shows News Revue (LBC) and Week Ending (BBC).
He first appeared on national television on The Tube in 1984 and after a guest spot on the Central TV series
And There's More, he had his own series on BBC2 for seven years.
In 1993 he moved to Channel 4, since when his show Rory Bremner - Who Else?
won over ten major awards, including BAFTAs for himself and his fellow writer/performers John Bird and John Fortune.
The move to Channel 4 reflected an appetite for new challenges, which included the award winning
Arms to Iraq analysis, Scott of the Arms Antics.
He has also made documentaries on Winchester and Dame Edna Everage,
hosted a cricket chat show and played a straight role in the drama You, Me and It.
2003 saw Rory take the wheel, as the "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car" in Top Gear.
Rory frequently guests on quiz programmes, including, Have I Got News For You,
QI, Mock The Week and others too numerous to mention.
Rory currently hosts his own quiz show, One Question, on Radio 4.
2013 saw Rory present on ITV Daytime, Rory Bremner's Great British Views,
where he travelled around the country in his Morgan car, seeking out some of the most picturesque scenery in the UK.
Sponsors for the event (so far) are:
See Sponsorship for more information about sponsorship, or contact The Executive Secretary of The Scottish Oil Club.
Dress is dinner jackets (black tie) with decorations.
06:30 p.m. Tray service drinks reception in the Banqueting Foyer
07:00 p.m. Presidents Reception: Kilsyth Room (by invitation)
07:50 p.m. Guests called to dinner in the EICC Cromdale Hall
08:00 p.m. President and guests led by piper to top table
08:05 p.m. Welcome, President, The Scottish Oil Club
08:20 p.m. Grace followed by Dinner
09:55 p.m. After dinner toasts
10:10 p.m. Principal Guest Speaker
10:40 p.m. Guest Speaker
11:00 p.m. Close, President
01:00 a.m. Carriages (bar open later into the evening for those who wish to stay)
Scottish Smoked Salmon, Beetroot and Orange Salad Crab Bon Bons, Horseradish Mayonnaise
~*~ Mango and Passion Fruit Sorbet
~*~ Roasted Fillet of Scottish Beef, Saffron Boulangere Potatoes, Stornoway Black Pudding, Chestnuts and Wilted Spinach, Roasted Parsnips, Mustard Jus
~*~ Raspberry and Vanilla Crème Brulee Rum and Cranberry Brownie Bites ~*~ Coffee with Chocolates
The cost is UKP£120 + VAT per person for Members of The Scottish Oil
Club and their Guests.