People: Lamprell PLC (LAM.L)

LAM.L on London Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Kennedy

63 2012 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Steven Lamprell

61 President

James Moffat

59 2013 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Kevin Isles

51 Senior Executive Vice President

Karl Roberts

2014 Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer

George Jacob

56 Vice President - Technical Support

Barrington Blythe

61 2013 Vice President - Procurement & Supply Chain

Ryan Jervis

Vice President - Corporate Strategy

Sabih Laham

52 2012 Vice President - Engineering

Neil Millar

45 2013 Vice President - Facilities and Fabrication

Niall O'Connell

2013 Vice President - Projects

Alan Robson

2013 Vice President - HSES

Dan Wibberley

40 2012 Vice President - Proposals and Contracts

John Macdonald

54 2012 Vice President - HR & Administration

Craig Melville

Vice President - Business Development

Alex Ridout

2012 General Counsel and Company Secretary

Tony Wright

2014 Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Ellis Armstrong

2013 Non-Executive Director

John Malcolm

63 2013 Non-Executive Director

Peter Whitbread

68 2014 Non-Executive Director

Michael Press

67 2013 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

John Kennedy

Mr. John W. Kennedy is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Lamprell Plc., since June 12, 2012. He was appointed as Chairman of the Nomination Committee on 23 August 2012 Member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees. Mr. 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, a FTSE 250-listed plc, until its successful acquisition by GE in 2009. Currently he also serves as an advisor and consultant to several oilfield service companies. In 1993, Mr Kennedy received the Sloan Fellowship, London Business School. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (FIEE). Mr Kennedy also holds an MSc in 1993, BE in 1972, and CEng from University College Dublin.

Steven Lamprell

Mr. Steven Lamprell serves as President of Lamprell Plc. He took up permanent residence in Dubai in the late 1970s and founded the business shortly thereafter. For over 30 years, Steven has worked to build the Group, strengthening the management team and guiding them in the development of the Company. Throughout that period, Steven has presided over the Group’s emergence as an increasingly important player in the Arabian Gulf in providing services to the offshore oil industry. Since the listing on AIM, Steven has worked as the Company’s President, assisting in the development of relationships with individuals, companies and governmental bodies important to the ongoing success of the Group.

James Moffat

Mr. James Moffat is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Lamprell Plc. He was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer on 1 March 2013 and appointed to the Board with effect from 19 March 2013. James 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 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. Mr Moffat worked for the McDermott group from 1977 to 1996 where he latterly managed the Batam facility in Indonesia. Before his time in Indonesia, Mr Moffat 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. 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.

Kevin Isles

Mr. Kevin Isles serves as Senior Executive Vice President of Lamprell Plc. He joined Lamprell in 1997. Before this, he worked globally with J Ray McDermott for 12 years, holding various positions relevant to fabrication, installation and commissioning of fixed offshore platforms. Since joining Lamprell, Kevin has occupied a number of positions before being promoted to Vice President Operations in December 2001, to Vice President Sharjah Facility in November 2004 and to Senior Executive Vice President in March 2013. As Senior Executive Vice President, Kevin works closely with the CEO on a range of strategic and client management activities for the Group.

Karl Roberts

Mr. Karl Roberts is Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer of Lamprell Plc since February 2014. Karl has had a distinguished career and brings with him over 28 years’ business development, operations and strategy experience in the EPC industry. Karl took his first business development role in 1991 with a JV entity involving Brown & Root and Saipem where after he took on various high level sales and business development assignments for KBR in the UK, Asia Pacific and US. In 2002 he managed the commercial and business development activities for KBR’s Asia-Pacific region and one of his biggest accolades during this time was to lead the sales team responsible for winning the multi-billion dollar Gorgon LNG Project, the largest of its kind today. He later moved through several notable, strategy, commercial and business development positions before becoming Senior Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for a multi-billion dollar business unit in the US in 2008. Most recently, Karl was the President for KBR’s Canadian construction and fabrication business division where he doubled year on year revenues between 2011 and 2013 including a tenfold increase in backlog. Karl has a BSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Plymouth, Devon.

George Jacob

Mr. George Jacob serves as Vice President - Technical Support of Lamprell Plc. He joined Lamprell in 1982. He is one of the longest serving employees in the Group and has been an integral part of the development of the current areas of business. He trained as a naval architect and assisted in Lamprell’s early ship repair and offshore maintenance work. Following the diversification of the Lamprell business into jackup conversions and refurbishments, George has become a specialist in providing design and engineering solutions to the Company’s various projects. With Lamprell’s rapid growth and acquisition of Maritime Industrial Services (MIS) and was assigned as Vice President Engineering in 1998. As Vice President Technical Support, George will primarily focus on the Company’s new build jackup and rig refurbishment businesses, providing support to both the commercial and operations team.

Barrington Blythe

Mr. Barrington Blythe serves as Vice President - Procurement & Supply Chain of Lamprell Plc since January 2013. Prior to this he worked as Senior Director – Procurement and Subcontracts with McDermott Middle East. Trained as a Mechanical/ Production Engineer in the UK auto industry, Barry moved to the Oil & Gas industry in the mid 1970s joining J Ray McDermott North Sea Division where he held a variety of positions both onshore and offshore. Barry has over 36 years’ experience in the EPIC offshore construction industry, executing numerous projects for Shell, ConocoPhillips, Enron, BP, Union Oil, Saudi Aramco, Conoco Polar Lights Company, AMOCO, Kvaerner, Pemex Project joint ventures with Keppel Fels (Singapore – USA) and Dragardos (Spain). Barry has held senior procurement and management positions with Oilfield Inspection Services, Conoco Wood Group, SLP Engineering, Oderbrecht Oil and Gas, Technip, as well as running several of his own business ventures. Barry brings a wealth of experience in corporate and project procurement management, sub-contract & commercial and materials management. Barry has worked with international clients in Iran, Mexico, USA, FSU, UK, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Caspian, India and UAE.

Ryan Jervis

Mr. Ryan Jervis serves as Vice President - Corporate Strategy of Lamprell Plc. He joined Lamprell in Sept 2011. Ryan is responsible for the Group’s Corporate Strategy and Investment activity, incorporating a range of strategic focus areas including traditional M&A as well as major Group investments and Joint Ventures. Prior to joining Lamprell Ryan was Director of Corporate Transactions at Kurt Salmon in London, where he developed the transaction assistance department within the Ineum Consulting Group. In addition to Ryan’s advisory experience he has held strategy, transactions and accounting roles with AMEC plc, both in the UK and the Americas. Ryan is a Chartered Management Accountant, and holds an honours degree in Pure Mathematics from the University of Bath.

Sabih Laham

Mr. Sabih Laham is Vice President - Engineering of Lamprell Plc since he joined in May 2012. He brings over 29 years of sound technical, project execution and management experience of EPIC projects in a wide range of terrains across the UK, Holland, France, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, India, the Caspian Sea area and the Far East. Prior to joining Lamprell, Sabih worked for McDermott International, Petrofac and NPCC in the UAE and prior to that he worked for British Energy, ABS Consulting and McDermott in the UK. He has completed many major EPIC projects for reputed engineering consultants and EPIC companies specialised in the offshore Oil & Gas, Defence and Nuclear sectors. Sabih is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and has a BSc (Hons) in Civil and Structural Engineering, an MSc in Structural Engineering, and a PhD. in Fracture Mechanics applications into Fatigue, Fracture and Ultimate Strength of Tubular Joints in Offshore Platforms from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST).

Neil Millar

Mr. Neil Millar serves as Vice President - Facilities and Fabrication of Lamprell Plc. He joined Lamprell in 1999 as a Project Engineer at the Sharjah facility and shortly thereafter was promoted to Project Manager. In 2002 Neil moved to the then new facility in Jebel Ali as Senior Project Manager and was instrumental in establishing the project management systems for new build projects. Subsequently Neil held the positions of Manager of Projects and General Manager before being appointed as Vice President Jebel Ali in June 2011. In January 2013, Neil was appointed to the role of Vice President, Facilities and Fabrication and is responsible for all Production and Operations services across all three main facilities - Hamriyah, Jebel Ali and Sharjah. Neil graduated in 1989 with a BEng honours degree and prior to joining Lamprell worked for a North Sea fabrication yard in the UK, moving to Dubai in 1991 to work for J Ray McDermott for 7 1/2 years followed by a short spell with Global Offshore Industries in Thailand.

Niall O'Connell

Mr. Niall O'Connell serves as Vice President - Projects of Lamprell Plc since April 2013. Prior to joining Lamprell, Niall worked for KBR as LNG Plant Director for the Gorgon Project in Australia where he was responsible for major construction and in-country fabrication activities. Before that he spent three years for KBR as Offsites, Jetties and Buildings Project Director on the Pearl GTL project in Qatar preceded by two years as a KBR Senior Project Manager on the Yemen LNG project. In addition Niall spent 11 years with Cape Industrial Services, a global construction services company to the oil & gas, power, minerals and mining industries. He spent two years as International Project Director covering the Middle East and Russia and has held various project, commercial and construction site management positions in Oman, UAE, Philippines, Singapore and Australia. Niall has an MBA from Trinity College Dublin.

Alan Robson

Mr. Alan Robson serves as Vice President - HSES of Lamprell Plc since March 2013. Alan worked for BG Group (formally British Gas) for over 30 years and has enjoyed a highly successful career in HSE management. Alan has spent the last 22 years on international assignments including Qatar, Iran, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Egypt, Trinidad, Japan and Russia, and became VP of SHE&S for BG in Tunisia in 2004. Two years later he joined the RASGAS project in Qatar before joining Gorgon LNG project in Australia as Director of HES.

Dan Wibberley

Mr. Dan Wibberley serves as Vice President - Proposals and Contracts of Lamprell Plc. He joined Lamprell in 1999 and was promoted to his current position in April 2012. Dan is responsible for all proposals and the commercial and contractual aspects of all project activities undertaken by the Group. During 25 years in the construction industry Dan has undertaken commercial management roles in both the civil engineering and oil & gas construction industries; prior to joining Lamprell, Dan worked predominantly for Kier Construction Limited across the United Kingdom. He holds a Master of Laws (LL.M) in Oil & Gas contract law from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

John Macdonald

Mr. John Macdonald serves as Vice President - HR & Administration of Lamprell Plc since April 2012. 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.

Craig Melville

Mr. Craig Melville has served as Vice President - Business Development of LAMPRELL PLC since May 2014. He joined the Company in May 2014 as Vice President - Business Development. He has an MBA from Durham University and brings more than 25 years of experience in business development, pre-contract and commercial & project management roles in the oil & gas/petrochemicals and power generation sectors. Prior to joining the Company’s team, Craig worked for Offshore Group Newcastle (OGN) for over five years as Executive Director, Chief Commercial Officer & Deputy CEO, with responsibility for winning new business in the offshore oil & gas market and in the renewable energy sector across Europe, Middle East, North Africa and Central America. Prior to his current position, he was Commercial Director with Whessoe Oil & Gas, an international EPC specialist in LNG and cryogenic storage facilities. Craig began his career as a Quantity Surveyor and progressed to a commercial management role with AMEC before a two year business development assignment in Kuala Lumpur.

Alex Ridout

Mr. Alex Ridout serves as General Counsel and Company Secretary of Lamprell Plc since November 4, 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.

Tony Wright

Mr. Tony Wright has been appointed as Deputy Chief Financial Officer of Lamprell Plc with effect from 17 October 2014. 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.

Ellis Armstrong

Mr. Ellis Armstrong has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of Lamprell Plc., effective May 27, 2013. 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.

John Malcolm

Dr. John M. Malcolm has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of Lamprell Plc., effective May 27, 2013. 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.

Peter Whitbread

Mr. Peter Whitbread is Non-Executive Director of Lamprell Plc., since February 14, 2014. 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, holding a variety of senior positions until he was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Group in 2006. He held this position 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.

Michael Press

Mr. Michael W. Press has been appointed as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Lamprell Plc., effective May 27, 2013. 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.
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