About Us

Board of Directors

John Kennedy
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Non-Executive Chairman

John Kennedy, a highly experienced engineer, has spent most of his executive career in the oilfield services sector. He started his career in Schlumberger and then moved to Halliburton where he ultimately held the role of Executive Vice President. From 2003 to 2011 John held the position of Executive Chairman of Wellstream Holdings Plc, a FTSE 250 plc, until its successful acquisition by GE. In addition, he holds a number of Non-Executive roles in large and small, private and listed companies, including CRH Plc. and he serves as an advisor and consultant to several oilfield service companies. In 1993, John received the Sloan Fellowship, London Business School. He is a Chartered Engineer (C.Eng) and fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (FIEE). Mr. Kennedy also holds an M.Sc. in 1993, B.E in 1972, and C.Eng. from University College Dublin.

James Moffat
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Chief Executive Officer

James Moffat joined Lamprell in March 2013 as Chief Executive. James has over 35 years of experience in the offshore engineering, construction and project management sectors. From 1996 and until joining the Lamprell Group, James was employed with KBR group of companies, working in various roles including heading up the KJV on the Gorgon Project, Australia since August 2010 and, before that, acting as VP of worldwide Offshore Construction and, subsequently VP Project Management (Asia Pacific) from 2008 to 2010. As the General Manager of KJV (Gorgon), Mr Moffat managed a very large integrated project management team comprising contractor and client staff.

James worked for the McDermott group from 1977 to 1996 where he latterly managed the Batam facility in Indonesia. Before his time in Indonesia, James was working for the McDermott group in Scotland, concentrating on the structural and engineering requirements for construction and load-out of jackets, decks and modules.

James has a BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering from Edinburgh University and is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Joanne Curin
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Chief Financial Officer

Jo Curin is a chartered accountant with over 20 years’ experience as an Executive Board Director and has an excellent track record of value creation through strategic, operational and process improvements and of managing risk in complex, large scale, capital intensive organisations. Her experience spans a number of industry sectors, geographies and ownership structures including Finance Director of: P&O, a shipping and logistics company; Lend Lease, a property development and construction group; and Perenco, a leading independent oil and gas company. She currently also serves as Chair of Audit Committee on the Board of WS Atkins, a global engineering group, and as a non-executive director for Deep Ocean Group Holdings AS.

Peter Whitbread
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Non-Executive Director

Peter Whitbread is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 35 years of experience in the oil & gas services sector, with extensive experience in managing marine construction companies and in the direct project management of a wide range of major marine projects, heavy marine equipment and vessels. Peter joined Lamprell in 1992, and was the Chief Executive Officer of the Group until May 2009 and was also the Chairman of the Group until 5 February 2008. He was appointed as the Director of International Development in May 2009. During his career he has held a number of other senior management positions and directorships with marine construction companies in the Middle East region. Mr. Whitbread was appointed to the Board on 4 October 2012 as part of changes to the Board.

Michael Press
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Non-Executive Director

Currently, Michael Press acts as a director to a number of companies in the energy sector, notably in the role of Lead Independent Director for Chart Industries, Inc. (a publicly traded company on NASDAQ) and as a Non-Executive Director for Thermon Group Holdings, Inc (a NYSE-listed company that provides equipment to the upstream and downstream petroleum and power sectors). Previously, Mr Press served as Senior Independent Director at Petrofac Limited (a global provider of oilfield services to the international oil and gas industry, listed on the London Stock Exchange) for nine years until 2010. Mr Press has been self-employed since 2001. Prior to that he spent 27 years in the energy sector in senior management and executive positions. Mr Press has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Colorado College and Master of Science in Operations Research from Columbia University School of Engineering, New York.

John Malcolm
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Non-Executive Director

After 25 years with Shell International Exploration and Production, John Malcolm retired from the Shell group at the end of 2010 to become an independent consultant to the energy industry. During his tenure at Shell, he held various senior management positions including most recently as Managing Director for Petroleum Development Oman from 2002-2010 where he implemented a series of change initiatives to overcome many major business development challenges. Mr Malcolm has been a Chartered Engineer with the UK Engineering Council since 1979 and has a Ph.D. in Process Control Systems, from the Heriot Watt University which he obtained in 1975.

Ellis Armstrong
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Non-Executive Director

Ellis Armstrong is a senior executive within the energy industry with wide international experience covering operations and strategy in North and South America, and Europe. Mr Armstrong has worked for more than 30 years with BP, where he held a variety of operational and leadership roles in Exploration and Production including line operating roles in the North Sea and Alaska, VP for Latin America and Caribbean, Head of Technology and, most recently, Chief Financial Officer. Mr Armstrong is a Chartered Engineer with a BSc and a PhD, both in Civil Engineering, from Imperial College, and a Masters in Business Administration from Stanford.