John Kennedy is a highly experienced engineer who 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 Mr. Kennedy held the position of Executive Chairman of Wellstream Holdings Plc until its successful acquisition by GE in 2009. Currently he serves as an adviser to several oilfield service companies. In 1993, Mr. Kennedy received the Sloan Fellowship, London Business School. He is a Chartered Engineer and fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers.
Mr. Moffat has over 35 years of experience in the offshore engineering, construction and project management sectors. From 1996 and until joining the Lamprell Group, Mr. Moffat was employed with KBR group of companies, working in various roles including heading up the KJV 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. Mr Moffat is a Chartered Engineer and has a BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering from Edinburgh University and is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
Joanne Curin has over 20 years’ experience working in senior finance roles across various sectors. Most recently, she has been a Non-Executive Director and the Chair of the Audit Committee for both WS Atkins plc and Deep Ocean Group Holdings AS. During the period from 1998 until 2011, Joanne held senior management roles in a number of large organisations including CFO for Lend Lease Corporation and CFO for P&O. Ms. Curin has a Bachelor of Commerce from Auckland University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
A Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 35 years of experience in the oil & gas services sector, with extensive experience in marine construction and project management, heavy marine equipment and vessels companies, Peter was appointed as the CEO of Lamprell in 1992. He held this position until May 2009 and was also the Chairman of the Group until 5 February 2008. During his career he has held a number of other senior management positions and directorships with marine construction companies in the Middle East region.
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.
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 MD for Petroleum Development Oman from 2002-2010. 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 is a senior executive within the energy industry with wide international experience. Mr. Armstrong has 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. 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.