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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 Finance 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.

Ben Isles

Vice President Commercial

Ben Isles is the Vice President, Commercial responsible for all commercial, contractual, business development, sales and tendering for Telford Offshore.

He previously joined Sea Trucks Group in 2008 where he was responsible for various commercial and project management activities before transitioning to Telford Offshore in 2018, following company re-structuring. Shortly after the inception of Telford Offshore, Ben relocated back to the Middle East, completing assignments in UAE and Qatar with a focus on establishing new business opportunities in the region.

Ben has a Bachelor of Business (Global Logistics and Maritime Management) from the Australia Maritime College in Australia.  He has also completed the Transition to General Management Programme at INSEAD in France. Ben is Australian and based in Dubai.

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 and Project 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.

A Dutch national, Bo has master’s degree in Naval Architecture & Offshore Engineering from the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, and is based in Dubai.

Narelle Holmes

Group Human Resources Manager

Narelle possesses a wealth of human resource management experience worked both on a corporate and operational level within the Oil and Gas/marine sector, with experience gained in Australia, The Netherlands and the UAE, and through her role as Corporate Human Resources Manager and a member of the Merger and Acquisition team for her previous employer, where she was responsible for the human resources review in respect to potential company acquisitions worldwide.

Initially commencing with Sea Trucks in Perth Western Australia in 2007, Narelle was transferred to The Netherlands office in 2013 where she was responsible for The Netherlands, Perth and Angola Human resource activities. More recently (2018), Narelle was transferred to the corporate office of the then new entity Telford Offshore where she is responsible for Human Resources for the Telford Group of companies. Narelle is a member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) and has recently undertaken the Harvard Business School HR Executive Suite Connection Program.

Derek Lowe

Group Company Secretary

Derek Lowe has over 25 years of experience in corporate finance.  From 1994 to 2010, he worked for the equity capital markets group of investment bank UBS in London and New York, helping clients to raise equity and convertible debt capital and to manage risk exposure.  Over 2011-2015, he worked in the debt capital markets group of Pareto Securities in Oslo and London.

In 2015, Derek joined STG to work on a range of corporate finance matters, including the establishment of and transition to Telford Offshore.  As Group Company Secretary, Derek is engaged in corporate governance areas including management of legal counsel on financing matters, investor relations, regulatory compliance in the group’s multiple jurisdictions, insurance coverage, corporate social responsibility & sustainability, and board secretarial.

Derek studied Mathematics with Statistics at Oxford University, is British and UK-based.

George Winter

Group QHSSE Manager

George Winter is the Group QHSSE Manager of Telford Offshore. He was previously the Group QHSSE Manager for Sea Trucks Group, who he joined in 2007 with his work scope covering QHSSE for the DP3 construction/flotel vessels and OSV fleet.

George has over 40 years practical experience in the marine/oil and gas industry, together with extensive industry training, which is invaluable for building commitment within  a diverse workforce made up of many cultures and work activities  across a broad range of geographic regions including the North Sea, Brazil, India, Persian Gulf, Malaysia, Mexico, Australia and West Africa.

George is a passionate advocate of leading by example. He believes that high HSEQ performance is only achieved through visible leadership. He is fully committed to providing that leadership at Telford Offshore.