Members of reference groups. Clockwise from upper left: Kamilla Sharma, Thor Arne Håverstad, Anne-Grete Ellingsen, Pål Skogerbø, Aslaug Hagestad Nag and Fritz Ekløff.

Five reference groups have been established to assist GCE NODE operationalize the new strategy.

The idea is to have between four to six representatives from cluster participating companies and other important stakeholders meet four times a year to ensure that the cluster organization operates in alignment with the strategy. A GCE NODE staff member is assigned as facilitator for each individual group.

SUSTAINABILITY & CLIMATE ACTION
Pål Skogerbø, MHWirth
Helge Hammersbøen, DNB
Sunnva Hylen, CAN Systems
Ingunn Ettestøl, Arendals Fossekompani
Isabelle-Louise Aabel, GCE NODE (facilitator)

RD&I
Thor Arne Håverstad, NORCE
Katarina Kjelland, Cameron Sense
Christian von der Ohe, Castor Drilling
Aslaug Hagestad Nag, Future Materials
Hans Kjetil Lysgård, University of Agder
Jimmy Ankargren, National Oilwell Varco
Ann Marchioro, GCE NODE (facilitator)

COMPETENCE
Ernst Sundt, Noroff
Marie Borgen, Nymo
Bjørg Hansen, MHWirth
Fritz Ekløff, BW Offshore
Gøril Hannås, University of Agder
Gunnbjørg T. Engehagen, Fagskolen i Agder
Bjørn Saltermark, GCE NODE (facilitator)

SOCIETY AND ECO-SYSTEM
Alf Erik Andersen, Sinpro
Høye Høyesen, NHO Agder
Anne Grete Ellingsen, NORWEP
Liv Øyulvstad, Kvinesdal municipality
Anders Hodne, National Oilwell Varco
Vibeke Bals Borge Håverstad, Cameron
Ann Marchioro, GCE NODE (facilitator)

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Mette Harv, Nekkar
Ingvar Apeland, MacGregor
Egil Norman Olsen, CR Group
Kamilla Sharma, Innoventus Sør
Bente Plaszko, National Oilwell Varco
Jan Helge Viste, GCE NODE (facilitator)