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CEO of UK Oil & Gas Malcolm Webb. Image courtesy of SPE Offshore Europe/Youtube.

CEO of UK Oil & Gas Malcolm Webb resigned Monday after ten years with the group.

Webb will step down sometime in 2015 but a firm date has not been set yet.

UK Oil & Gas, an industry lobby group, is currently searching for a replacement.

The group said Webb will stay on long enough to ensure the appointment of his successor is a “seamless transfer.”

“This is a great job. It is a privilege and a joy to lead the Oil & Gas UK team and to speak for this magnificent British industry. However, it is the right time for me to pass the baton on,” Webb said.

Webb joined Oil & Gas UK in 2004 when it was called the UK Offshore Operators’ Association.

“He has since led the organization through major change to make it the leading trade association open to all companies working in the UK offshore oil and gas industry,” O&G UK said.

Prior to joining Oil & Gas UK Webb served as director general of the UK Petroleum Industry Association, a group that represents the refining and marketing sector, for three years.

He also served in a variety of senior roles for Burmah Oil, British National Oil, Charterhouse Petroleum and PetroFina.