Management Team

Christopher McDonald
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Chief Executive Officer

Christopher McDonald joined Lamprell as Chief Executive Officer and as a Director in October 2016. Mr McDonald has over 24 years' experience in the oil and gas EPC and oilfield services sectors having worked and lived in the USA, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East. Prior to his appointment, Christopher held the position of Executive Vice-President and Group Head of Business Development with Petrofac based in the UAE where he had overall accountability for global sales for the company.

From 2007 to 2010, Mr. McDonald co-founded and helped to run a boutique private equity firm in London. Prior to that he spent 18 years with Halliburton/KBR starting his career with five years in Engineering before progressing through the Sales function to become Commercial Vice President (Singapore/Australia) from 1996 to 2000. He then spent seven years in London where he became Vice President and Officer with responsibility for the KBR Development Company and the KBR/JGC gas alliance during which time he served on the Board of MW Kellogg Ltd.

Christopher has a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University..

Tony Wright
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Chief Financial Officer

Tony Wright joined Lamprell in January 2013 as Vice-President, Finance and in November 2014 Tony stepped into the role of Deputy CFO, followed by a promotion to Chief Financial Officer in August 2015. Tony is a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant with over 15 years’ experience working in the Oil and Gas and Construction industries. Since 2010 Tony has been working with the Leighton Holdings Group in Malaysia and the UAE, most recently with the Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG). Prior to joining Leighton, he spent 5 years as Group CFO with Dubai based oilfield EPC firm Global Process Systems (GPS). When in the UK, Tony held senior finance positions with Input/Output Inc and the Expro Group.

John Macdonald
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Vice President HR & Administration

John Macdonald joined Lamprell in April 2012 as Vice-President, HR and Administration. For the past 20 years, John has held various HR management and specialist positions in the oil & gas, E&C and utilities sectors. He has spent 12 years in the Middle East and 2 years in USA where he held senior HR roles with CB&I, a global oil & gas EPC contractor, Weatherford and Saudi Aramco. Prior to relocating to Dubai in 1998, John had almost 20 years with United Utilities plc in UK where he progressed to become HR Director for their international businesses. John has an MSc in Management from the University of Salford and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Alex Ridout
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General Counsel and Company Secretary

Alex Ridout joined Lamprell as General Counsel and Company Secretary on 4 November 2012.

Alex is a UK-qualified solicitor and, until October 2012, was employed as the company secretary and general counsel for Dragon Oil plc (an independent exploration and production company with a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange and a primary listing on the Irish Stock Exchange and a market cap of over US$4 billion). He held this role since April 2006.

After completing his training contract in the London office of Boodle Hatfield, Alex moved to the commercial department of Arnander Irvine Zeitman and worked on a mixture of commercial contracts and IT/IP work. In February 2002, Alex started work as the Region Counsel for the Middle East legal group of Baker Hughes, a Fortune 500 oilfield services company, where he worked until moving to Dragon Oil.

Alex is a regular presenter at external seminars on commercial contracts within the oil industry and corporate governance/compliance matters, particularly within the context of a listed company.