Board of Directors

John Kennedy
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Non-Executive Chairman

Appointed: June 2012

Key strengths: public company boards, international oil & gas

Experience:
 John Kennedy is a highly experienced engineer who spent most of his executive career in the oilfield services sector. He started at Schlumberger and then moved to Halliburton where he ultimately held the role of Executive Vice-President. Mr Kennedy held the position of Executive Chairman of Wellstream Holdings Plc from 2003 until its successful acquisition by GE. Currently he serves as an adviser to several oilfield service companies. In 1993, Mr Kennedy received the Sloan Fellowship from the London Business School. He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers.

External appointments: Non-Executive Director of CRH plc (retiring), Non-Executive Chairman of Maxwell Drummond International Limited and BiFold Group Limited.

Committees: Member of the Nomination & Governance Committee

James Moffat
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Chief Executive Officer

Appointed: March 2013

Key strengths: fabrication yard operations, international oil & gas 

Experience: James Moffat has over 35 years’ experience in the offshore engineering, construction and project management sectors. From 1996 and until joining the Lamprell Group, Mr Moffat was employed with the KBR group of companies, working in various roles including heading up the Kellogg Joint Venture on the Gorgon Project, Australia. Mr Moffat worked for the McDermott group from 1977 to 1996 where he latterly managed the Batam facility in Indonesia. He is a Chartered Engineer, has a BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering from Edinburgh University and is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

External appointments: None 

Committees: None

 

Michael Press
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Senior Independent Director

Appointed: May 2013

Key strengths: public company boards, oil & gas advisorys

Experience:
 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. and as a Non-Executive Director for Thermon Group Holdings, Inc. Previously, Mr Press served as Senior Independent Director at Petrofac Limited for nine years until 2010. Prior to that he spent 27 years in the energy sector in senior management positions. Mr Press has a BSc in Mathematics from Colorado College and Master of Science in Operations Research from Columbia University School of Engineering, NY.

External appointments:
 Non-Executive Director of Chart Industries Inc., Non-Executive Director of Thermon Group Holdings, Inc., Non-Executive Chairman of TWMA Ltd.

Committees: Member of the Remuneration Committee, Member of the Audit & Risk Committee, Committee Chairman

 

John Malcolm
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Non-Executive Director

Appointed: May 2013

Key strengths: international oil & gas, Middle East operations

Experience:
 After 25 years with Shell International Exploration and Production, John Malcolm retired from Shell 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. Mr Malcolm has been a Chartered Engineer with the UK Engineering Council since 1979 and has a PhD in Process Control Systems, from Heriot Watt University which he obtained in 1975.

External appointments:
 Non-Executive Director of Partex Oil & Gas (Holdings) Corp., Executive Director of Aquamarine Power Ltd., Non-Executive Director of Oman Oil Co. Exploration & Production LLC, Director of Bellwood Enterprises Ltd.

Committees: Member of the Remuneration Committee, Member of the Nomination & Governance Committee, Committee Chairman

 

Ellis Armstrong
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Non-Executive Director

Appointed: May 2013

Key strengths: financial & accounting, international oil & gas

Experience:
 Ellis Armstrong is a senior executive within the energy industry with wide international experience. MrArmstrong worked for more than 30 years with BP, where he held a variety of operational and leadership roles including line operating roles in the North Sea and Alaska, VP for Latin America and Caribbean, Head of Technology and, most recently, CFO (Exploration & Production). Mr Armstrong is a Chartered Engineer with a BSc and a PhD, both in Civil Engineering, from Imperial College, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Stanford.

External appointments:
 Non-Executive Director of Lloyds Register Group, Non-Executive Director of InterOil. 

Committees: Member of the Nomination & Governance Committee, Member of the Audit & Risk Committee, Committee Chairman