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Corporate Governance

Management Team

Headed By:

Robert Duncan

Chief Executive Officer

Robert Duncan has held a number of C-suite roles with organizations in the global energy industry over the past two decades. He has been based in the United Arab Emirates for the past 17 years. Most recently, Robert established and led Capital Strategies International Limited (CSIL), which delivers high quality professional services to offshore energy and marine sector companies as well as financial institutions. Prior to that, Robert held a variety of roles including Chief Commercial Officer, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Seafox International, an international offshore energy and marine services company, from 2007 to 2017.

Robert is a qualified member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS), and also the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CPFA).

Comprised of:

Andy Robertson

Chief Financial Officer

Andy Robertson has more than 25 years’ experience in the Oil & Gas Marine industry and prior to joining Telford Offshore his previous role was CFO at Gulf Marine Services PLC where he oversaw their successful IPO in 2014. Prior to that role he held various finance related positions in AMEC, P&O and Coflexip. Andy also has extensive experience in raising debt and equity funding, financial restructuring, corporate governance, and investor relations in the Offshore Marine sector.

He is a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and holds a BA in Accountancy & Finance from Robert Gordon University.

Brendan Hunter

Chief Operating Officer

Brendan Hunter has held various Senior Management, Operational and Project related positions in the offshore marine and services sector since coming to the United Arab Emirates in 2006. He has extensive experience in Offshore operations, Shipyard services and Vessel management.

Prior to joining Telford Offshore, Brendan most recently headed up the Zamil Offshore fleet of multi service accommodation & support barges for the Saudi Arabian NOC and prior at Seafox International where he was an integral part of the business restructure following a merger and acquisition.

An Australian national based in Dubai, Brendan holds an MSc in Business & Management from the University of Hertfordshire, UK along with various other industry related qualifications.

Ben Isles

Chief Commercial Officer

Ben Isles serves as the Chief Commercial Officer at Telford Offshore, overseeing all aspects of commercial operations, contracts, business development, sales and tendering. He initially joined Sea Trucks Group in 2008, where he played key commercial and project management roles between Asiapac and the Middle East. In 2018, after a company re-structuring, he transitioned to Telford Offshore. Following the establishment of Telford Offshore, Ben returned to the Middle East and undertook assignments in the UAE and Qatar, focusing on creating new business opportunities in the region. He last held the position of Vice President Commercial before being promoted to CCO in January 2024.

Ben holds a Bachelor of Business (Global Logistics and Maritime Management) from the Australia Maritime College and has completed the Transition to General Management Programme at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. Residing in Dubai, Ben Isles is an Australian professional with a wealth of experience in the offshore maritime industry.

Bo Hoffer

Vice President Operations

Bo Hoffer is the Vice President, Operations & Projects. He was previously General Manager at Sea Trucks Group in the Netherlands. He joined in 2009 and held Engineering Manager, Project Manager and General Manager positions in Dubai and the Netherlands.

Bo has worked internationally throughout his professional career with various positions within Subsea7 in Aberdeen and Singapore prior to joining Sea Trucks Group.

As a Dutch National, Bo has a Master’s degree in Naval Architecture & Offshore Engineering from the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. He has also completed the Transition to General Management Programme at INSEAD in France and San Francisco. Bo is based in Dubai.

Matthew Chaplin

Regional Manager, Middle East

An Australian National and Qatari resident, Matthew is Telford Offshores’ Middle East Regional Manager based in Qatar, with total ownership of all business functions including operations and commercial oversight, and ongoing business development. Matthew has established, grown, and successfully led companies in both Asia Pacific and MENA regions. He formulates business plans in an ever-changing environment and implements change management by multi‐tasking across all business functions, trouble shooting and dealing effectively with challenges. Matthew’s contribution to the oil and gas industry spans over 30 years in Australia, Southeast Asia, the North Sea and more recently last 4 years in the Middle East.

Matthew holds a B.Sc. Construction Management and Economics (CME) from Curtin University, Perth Australia.