John Kennedy, a highly experienced engineer, has 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 John held the position of Executive Chairman of Wellstream Holdings Plc, a FTSE 250 plc, until its successful acquisition by GE. In addition, he holds a number of Non-Executive roles in large and small, private and listed companies, including CRH Plc. and he serves as an advisor and consultant to several oilfield service companies. In 1993, John received the Sloan Fellowship, London Business School. He is a Chartered Engineer (C.Eng) and fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (FIEE). Mr. Kennedy also holds an M.Sc. in 1993, B.E in 1972, and C.Eng. from University College Dublin.
Jonathan Silver (aged 59) was appointed to the Board on 24 August 2007 and as the Chairman of the Company on 27 March 2009. He became Deputy Chairman in June 2012. He is also a member of the Nominations Committee. Jonathan trained with a leading City of London law firm and qualified as a solicitor in 1978, working first in London and later in the United Arab Emirates. In 1981, he started his own practice in the United Arab Emirates and merged that practice with Clyde & Co in 1989. Since then he has headed up Clyde & Co's business in the region, creating the largest operation of any international law firm with a presence in the Middle East. Jonathan chairs Clyde & Co's regional management board and represents the region on the firm's global management board. Throughout his career in the legal profession, Jonathan has worked in the areas of international banking and finance, mergers & acquisitions, private equity, project and construction work involving him in most sectors of commercial activity including international trade, energy, construction, shipping, commodities and insurance. He has advised the boards of public and private companies from around the world extensively on their obligations, responsibilities and governance arrangements. Jonathan had been associated with the Lamprell Group for more than 20 years, before joining the Board, providing legal advice on numerous matters including on the Company’s listing on AIM and its move to the Official List. Jonathan is currently a Director of Tri-Emirates Property Corporation and Tri-Emirates (PW2) Limited.
James Moffat joined Lamprell in March 2013 as Chief Executive. James has over 35 years of experience in the offshore engineering, construction and project management sectors. From 1996 and until joining the Lamprell Group, James 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.
James worked for the McDermott group from 1977 to 1996 where he latterly managed the Batam facility in Indonesia. Before his time in Indonesia, James 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.
James has a BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering from Edinburgh University and is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
Frank Nelson has over 25 years of experience in the construction, contracting and energy sectors. Prior to joining Lamprell, Mr Nelson was Finance Director of construction and house-building group Galliford Try Plc from 2000 until October 2012. He was previously Finance Director of Try Group Plc from 1987, leading the company through its flotation on the London Stock Exchange in 1989, business expansion throughout the 1990s, and subsequently the company's merger with Galliford in 2001 to form a leading UK player in construction and house-building. From 1984 to 1987, Mr Nelson was Divisional Finance Director at Wiltshier Group, the international contracting business, and prior to that he was a Management Consultant with Coopers & Lybrand (now part of PwC), concentrating on the energy, construction and services sectors. He led major Monopolies and Mergers Commission projects in the energy generation sector and large contracting assignments in the UK, Europe, the Middle and Far East. Mr Nelson has been a Fellow of the Institute of Cost and Management Accounting since 1975.
Peter Whitbread is 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, and was the Chief Executive Officer of the Group 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. Peter Whitbread was appointed to the Board on 4 October 2012 as part of changes to the Board.
Colin Goodall (aged 67) was appointed to the Board on 14 September 2008. He was the former Chairman of Dana Petroleum plc and Parkmead Group plc and is the Chairman of Sindicatum Sustainable Resources Ltd. and Golden Horde Ltd. and is a board member of Habitat for Humanity, Australia. Colin qualified as a chartered accountant and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. He spent most of his career in the upstream oil & gas industry with BP plc, where he joined the finance team in 1975, later becoming the first Chief of Staff within the BP Group. From 1995 to 1999 he served as Chief Financial Officer for BP Europe and then as BP's senior representative in Russia. His career has involved assignments in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Russia and the Americas.
Deena Mattar (aged 46) was appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company on 1st April 2012. Deena served as Group Finance Director of Kier Group plc, a major FTSE 250 construction, property and services group from 2001 to 2010. She joined Kier in 1998 as Finance Director of Kier National, a major division of the group which included all of Kier's international contracting businesses operating largely in the Middle East, Hong Kong, the Caribbean and parts of Eastern Europe. Prior to this she held senior positions at KPMG where she was involved in both audit and transaction services primarily for the construction, housebuilding and property sectors. Deena is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a non-executive director of Invensys plc and RM plc.