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Board and Executive

 

Board of Directors

Non-Executive

Astrid Sørensen

Astrid Sørensen

Non-Executive Board Director & Chairman

Vice President Marketing and Origination

Equinor

Astrid has spent over 25 years in the oil and gas business with professional experience ranging from offshore operations, field development, exploration, strategy & business development to marketing and trading. She has held numerous senior and executive management positions and is currently Vice President Operations for the Kårstø Gas Processing Plant. During 2013-2016 Astrid was the Senior Vice President and head of Statoil’s joint operations for the Norwegian Continental Shelf responsible for the economy of scale operations including logistics and emergency response. She has also served as Chairman of the Board of the Norwegian Clean Seas Association for Operating Companies (NOFO). Astrid holds an MSc in petroleum engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU. 

Angela Barrow

Angela Barrow

Independent Board Director

Global Enterprise Manager CBCP, MBCI, CBRM

Chevron Services Company

Angela is the Global Enterprise Manager of Emergency Management. She has more than 20 years of experience in Crisis Management, Emergency Management, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Information Technology, and Cybersecurity. She currently has oversite of the Emergency Management Program delivering enterprise support for Emergency Preparedness and Response, Crisis Management, and Business Continuity to Chevron’s Global Business Units. She serves on Chevron’s World-wide Emergency Response Team. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Marine Preservation Association. She is a member of American Petroleum Institute-Spill Advisory Group, and the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association-Oil Spill Response.  She holds a degree in Occupational Safety & Health from Columbia Southern University. She is an industry expert holding Technical Certifications in Business Continuity and Resilience from the Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII), the International Consortium for Organizational Resilience (ICOR), Business Resilience Certification Consortium International (BRCCI), the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) and Leadership in Crises from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

 Prior to Chevron, Angela was the Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of MiraTrac, Inc, a software and consulting company focused on Crisis Management and Business Continuity. She directed company operations for domestic and international clients in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Latin America, and Africa.   

Gregory Demarco

Gregory Demarco

Non-Executive Board Director

Global Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager

ExxonMobil Corporation

Greg is responsible for co-ordinating tactical and strategic-level support for the Corporation’s preparedness and response efforts to a variety of hazards - serving as primary interface with Tier 3 response co-operatives, trade associations and government agencies on oil spill response matters.  He is active in API and IPIECA-IOGP JIPs and is currently Chair of API’s Spills Advisory Group. Assignments with ExxonMobil during a period of some 20 years have included operations, supply, and SH&E activities. Prior to that, Greg served for 7 years as a consultant to the Federal government assisting with the development of regulations stemming from the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. He also served as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard both on active duty and in the reserves where he focused on oil spill response issues in addition to serving as a deck officer on USCG cutters. Greg is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of the Marine Preservation Association. 

Josh Dubach

Josh Dubach

Non-Executive Board Director

Crisis & Emergency Manager

Occidental Petroleum

Josh has worked in the emergency management field since 2000, starting first in the U.S. Coast Guard and then in other professional response organisations such as O’Brien’s Response Management and the Helix Well Containment Group. Josh held numerous posts over 8 years at Hess Corporation before joining Occidental Petroleum to oversee its emergency preparedness & response program as the Crisis & Emergency Manager. He holds a BA in Emergency & Disaster Management, an MS in Environmental Policy & Management as well as an MBA specializing in Organisational Leadership.

Gian Luigi Ferrara

Gian Luigi Ferrara

Independent Board Director

Finance & Control Director

ENI UK Ltd

Graduated at University of Pavia (Italy) in Finance, Gian Luigi has spent 33 years in Oil and Gas industry within Eni Group. He has held numerous senior and executive management positions, within eni international companies, such as Head of Finance for Eni China, Eni Norge and Eni in Egypt (IEOC), Finance Director for AGIP KCO during the development of Kashagan project and Vice President of Finance & Control in Eni Petroleum in USA. Gian Luigi is currently appointed as Finance and Control Director for Eni UK Limited, in London, and he sits in the Board of the other Eni companies registered in UK. He also covers the position of Managing Director of Eni Ireland and Eni Denmark

André Goffart

André Goffart

Non-Executive Board Director

Special Advisor to the President E&P

Total

André holds a civil engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées and has spent 38 years within Total E&P Branch, including 20 years in various international postings. After having spent the initial third of his career in Drilling and Wells operations, he has fulfilled a number of different management positions. It included the position of Director of Angola Block 17, one of the major deepwater assets of the industry. He was for the last 5 years the Senior Vice President for Development and Support to Operations and a member of Total E&P Board of Directors. Over the same period, he was also President of Total Well Response. Since the beginning of 2020, he is Special Advisor to the President E&P.

Iman Hill

Iman Hill

Independent Board Director

Executive Director

International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP)

Iman Hill is a Petroleum Engineer with 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry with extensive global expertise in the technical and commercial aspects of the petroleum business, in particular field development, capital projects and production operations. She gained extensive experience in the Middle East, North and West Africa, South America, the Far East and the North Sea in a number of diverse settings from onshore to ultra-deep water. She began her career with BP and worked in a variety of technical positions before becoming a Senior Reservoir Engineer. In 1995 she joined Shell International where she held positions such as Senior Regional Adviser Africa to the E&P CEO and the Chairman of Shell as well as GM Shell Egypt and Chairwoman of Shell Companies in Egypt. As Senior Vice President Brasil, Iman also led BG Group’s first ultra-deep water development of the super-giant Santos Basin pre-salt fields. Additionally, at BG, as SVP Developments and Operations, Iman was responsible for driving top quartile performance in maturing developments to sanction, well engineering and operations. Iman has also held the positions of VP Africa at Sasol and Technical Director, GM UAE and President Egypt for Dana Gas in the UAE, where she also ran the one of the Egyptian join ventures in her role as Managing Director and Board member of The Egyptian Bahraini Gas Derivatives Company.

 

Iman has held a number of Board positions during her career including as a Non-Executive Director at Outokumpu, Europe’s largest steel manufacturer and EMGS. She is currently an independent non-executive director on the Board of United Oil and Gas, an AIM listed E&P company.

Brian Horsburgh

Brian Horsburgh

Independent Board Director

General Manager HSSE and Group Oil Spill Expertise Centre Custodian

Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited

Brian has an MBA qualification and his career experience includes managing high risk activities both at sea and onshore, in Upstream and Downstream Businesses, including leadership roles in HSSE and Oil Spill Emergency Response. His early career, and chosen profession, was as a seafarer when he spent 14 years mainly on oil tankers in many parts of the world, joining the Shell seagoing fleet in 1988. During the subsequent 20 years with Shell, he has held mainly maritime related roles, including UK LPG marine export terminal manager, North Sea shuttle tanker contracts & operations advisor, Global Maritime Audit team leader, and Global Lead on Upstream maritime operations. His current position encompasses global Oil Spill Preparedness & Response and also HSSE accountability for global Trading & Shipping.

Mahmood Mirza

Mahmood Mirza

Non-Executive Board Director

General Manager Maintenance

NOGA Holding

Mahmood received his BSc Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Polytechnic of Wales in 1986 and Masters in Business Administration from the University of Bahrain in 2006.  He has more than 30 years’ experience in the Maintenance and Reliability fields and his professional experience includes working in the Power Generation industry for 8 years and Oil and Gas around 23 years.  Mahmood has held various posts within the NOGA Holding including lead of the NOGA Holding Oil Spill Response Team where he played a major role in finalising the Company’s contingency plan.

Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson

Non-Executive Board Director

HSEA Director

EnQuest

Mark has worked in the area of incident management throughout a 25-year military career and nine years in the oil & gas industry.  Within the military, he was a mechanical engineer in the British Army deploying to a number of areas around the globe in support of military operations.  Upon leaving the military as a commissioned officer, Mark joined ConocoPhillips where for seven years he held HSE and operational roles both on and offshore.  In these roles, he built on the military incident management experience by being actively involved in a variety of roles such as offshore installation manager (OIM), onshore incident commander, crisis management team member and an operations section chief on a global incident management assist team.  Mark is the health, safety, environment, assurance (HSEA) Director for EnQuest Plc and in this role, he oversees HSEA arrangements for offshore assets and an onshore terminal, including emergency response arrangements.  The role also includes that of Group Enterprise Risk Co-ordinator and being the chair for a number of industry working groups to contribute to the prevention of hydrocarbon releases. Mark holds a MBA and is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Manager

Yong Sai Chung

Yong Sai Chung

Non-Executive Board Director

Head of Health & Safety, Group Health, Safety, Security and Environment (GHSSE)

Petronas

Yong has 29-year experience in the oil and gas industry, he began his profession as a mud-logging geologist and then progressed into various supervisory and leadership positions in PETRONAS’ operations, locally and internationally including Sudan and Turkmenistan. He has dedicated a long stint of his career managing Tier-1 and Tier-2 oil spill prevention and management, and is currently heading Health and Safety for PETRONAS globally. Concurrently, he serves as a director for two PETRONAS subsidiaries, Petronas Australia Pty Limited and Petronas Carigali (Jabung) Ltd.

A qualified British Technology and Education Council (BTEC) assessor for Offshore Installation Manager (OIM), Yong is also a Certified OHSAS18001 Lead Auditor and Certified Coach from Canadian Council of Professional Certification Global (CCPC Global), Canada.

Yong graduated from University Technology of Malaysia with an Engineering Degree in Petroleum Engineering and Herriot Watt University of United Kingdom with a Master of Business Administration.

 

 

Board of Directors

Executive

Robert Limb

Robert Limb

Chief Executive Officer

OSRL

After graduating in Chemical Engineering from the University of Exeter, Robert joined Dresser Atlas Houston in 1980, subsequently holding progressively senior positions in operations, sales and management roles globally.  In 1994 he moved to Singapore as Vice President Asia Pacific.  Following the acquisition of Western Atlas by Baker Hughes in 1998 Robert moved back to Houston as Vice President Global Operations and then Vice President Sales. In 2005, he left Baker Hughes, joined Vetco Aibel and became President of Aibel Holdings. In 2009 Robert left Aibel and joined Total Safety Inc. as Senior Vice President International Operations. In 2013 he was appointed CEO of Oil Spill Response Limited.

Rob James

Rob James

Regional Director (Europe, Middle East & Africa)

OSRL

Prior to joining the Company, Rob was the Managing Director of an environmental technology spin-off from a major nuclear corporation before moving into the waste management services sector, where he was the General Manager of a growing hazardous waste business.

Rob joined OSRL in 2003 as a Regional Director UK where he is responsible for management of all personnel and services delivered in the Africa, Europe and Middle East regions.

Richard Morrish

Richard Morrish

Finance Director

OSRL

After graduating from Southampton university as a bachelor of law Richard spent over 10 years at PwC qualifying as a chartered accountant and working with a portfolio of regional and international business. Richard joined OSRL in 2015 as Group Financial Controller before being appointed as Finance Director in June 2019. As Finance Director of OSRL he has overall responsibility for all financial matters of the Group. This includes financial control, reporting both internally and to shareholders; the annual business planning and budget processes; and the communication with members of changes to annual subscription rates. Richard also works with external providers to ensure appropriate financial facilities are in place to support the Group's Response and Preparedness activities.

Executive Team

Matt Clements

Matt Clements

Supply Chain & Resources Director

Matt has responsibility for the Supply Chain & Resources Group. This includes our global aviation assets/services, the logistics & travel group, the resourcing team, and the procurement activities. Matt joined OSRL in 1999 and has held positions in Operations, Preparedness and SWIS, in the UK and Singapore. Matt was previously the SWIS Director responsible for developing and delivering the Subsea Well Intervention Service. He has an engineering background as well as an MBA from Southampton University.

 

Simon Dewhirst

Simon Dewhirst

Commercial Director

Simon has responsibility for the management and development of our preparedness activities. His previous roles include business development and project management positions in marine services and subsea construction companies. Simon is a Naval Architect and Chartered Engineer.

Neil Gates

Neil Gates

HR Director

Neil is responsible for the development of the Company's people strategies which include recruitment, career development, performance management and employee engagement.

Prior to joining OSRL, he was HR Director for a global consultancy and contracting organisation, within the infrastructure and real estate sectors. He has held similar HR leadership and line management roles in the construction, industrial and oil and gas sectors. Neil is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Building.

Andy Myers

Andy Myers

SWIS Director

Andy has over 20 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry predominantly on capital projects for field developments with a subsea focus. Andy has worked for detailed design houses, concept / front end consultancy companies, installation contractors and most recently at ConocoPhillips being responsible for the Jasmine HP/HT field development, Enochdhu field development and the latest phases of the Britannia Satellites subsea project deliveries including a 3rd party project tie-back topside modifications scope.

Andy joined the OSRL Subsea Well Intervention Service (SWIS) organisation full-time early 2018 in a global role as Engineering Manager with the prime accountability of maintaining the response readiness of the OSRL SWIS equipment for subscribers.

As SWIS Director Andy has overall accountability for the OSRL subsea business, is the focal point for the SWIS subscribers / lenders and Chair of STAF (Subscribers Technical Advisory Forum).

Declan O'Driscoll

Declan O'Driscoll

HSEQ & Operations Support Services Director

OSRL

Declan worked extensively in Asia and Europe as a geologist and drilling engineer in the exploration and production industry prior to joining OSRL. He was previously the General Manager of the Southampton Base in the United Kingdom before moving to Singapore as Regional Director to oversee operations in Asia Pacific. In his current role, based in Southampton, Declan leads all aspects of the company’s assurance, technical and operations support activities, including the oversight of health, safety, environment and quality systems, the development of skills and techniques, project management as well as maintenance and infrastructure.

 

 

Michael Roldan

Michael Roldan

Regional Director (Americas)

Michael is responsible for OSRL’s service delivery throughout the Americas.  He joined OSRL in 2014, initially serving as Duty Manager and most recently as Regional Manager for the Middle East.  Prior to joining OSRL, Michael served 20+ years in the U.S. Coast Guard in both operational and staff tours, all within the marine safety program.  He holds a B.S. from the University of Maryland and a M.S. from the University of Houston, both in Chemical Engineering.   

 

Darren Waterman

Darren Waterman

Regional Director (Asia Pacific)

Darren has spent more than 10 years in various capacities in Spill Response, Training & Consultancy and Business Development. He has been involved in the oil spill response industry for the last 14 years and gained considerable experience from responding to oil spill incidents around the world.

Darren holds a background in engineering and has previously managed the OSRL Training Function and Business Development Teams. He is now the Asia Pacific Regional Director for OSRL with responsibility for the oversight of personnel and service delivery in the region.