Xodus says it is targeting strategic growth and new projects in the region. Rivers' previous roles have included engineering director for Peritus International and senior vice president for Intecsea (Australia and New Zealand).
Rivers has more than 30 years in the oil and gas industry, beginning his career in subsea pipeline construction in the North Sea after which he moved overseas and into engineering management at a project and corporate level.
Xodus says Rivers has specialised in subsea and pipeline design and installation and been involved in many major projects offshore Australia, PNG, Asia, Timor Sea, Caspian Sea and Middle East working with operators, EPC contractors and design consultancies.
Rivers says he has keenly watched Xodus evolve into a major provider of consulting and engineering services in both traditional and renewable energy sectors "and look forward to being part of its growth in Australia and Asia Pacific region.
"The market demands innovative, intelligent, cost effective developments, leveraging new technologies with greater integration between field development, design, supply, installation and commissioning. I look forward to growing the Xodus APAC subsea and pipeline capability, in partnership with the London and Aberdeen centres, to deliver major projects and high-end consulting services in the region," Rivers said.