Leadership team

Martin Charles

Group Managing Director
+44 1224 452300
martin.charles@aquaticsubsea.com
 
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Martin was appointed Group Managing Director in August 2015 having joined Aquatic in June 2014.  He has overall responsibility for setting the strategy, driving execution, and creating best practices for Aquatic. He also has responsibility for the company’s market development and project delivery globally.

Martin has a wealth of experience in oil and gas and associated market sectors, most recently with JDR Cable Systems Ltd, as the global services director responsible for developing the installation, aftermarket and maintenance business worldwide for JDR.
 
 

Alan McQuade

Group Financial Controller
+44 1224 452300
alan.mcquade@aquaticsubsea.com

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Alan joined the business in April 2013 and has led the Finance function since April 2015. He is a Chartered Accountant (ICAS) and was previously part of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ mergers and acquisitions team, where he was involved in a variety of due diligence and restructuring assignments. During this period, Alan was seconded to a regional house builder and to Weir Group PLC’s corporate development team.
 
As well as maintaining a robust control environment, his financial and commercial analyses are used to influence and drive decisions. Foreign tax and regulatory considerations are becoming increasingly important as Aquatic’s global footprint continues to expand
 

ALLAN MCKENZIE

Director of Global Operations
+44 1224 452300
allan.mckenzie@aquaticsubsea.com
 

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Allan's role is an integral part of the Global Centre of Excellence organisation within Aquatic.  He is responsible for central asset services and offshore operations and hs remit is to determine, promote and control our global strategic and tactical plans.

A member of the Chartered Management and Asset Management Institutes,  Allan holds electrical and electronic engineering qualifications and has a wealth of experience in the Oil and Gas Industry, with over 30 years in the marine sector. He brings to Aquatic experience gained with his time at Oceaneering, Stolt Comex Seaway, Rockwater, Acergy/Subsea7 and Ceona including lay equipment management, maintenance programmes & assurance systems and process & procedures.
 
 

STEVEN KILPATRICK

Regional Manager, EMEA
+44 1224 452300
steven.kilpatrick@aquaticsubsea.com
 

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Steven is Aquatic’s Regional Manager for EMEA based in Aberdeen; he has been with Aquatic since 2011 and took up this role in September 2015. 

His background is in project engineering and project managing in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry.  He has driven improvements in Aquatic’s regional revenue projections and participated in sales and business development.  He has a comprehensive understanding of customer expectations and requirements and believes Aquatic’s future success will come from fostering stronger client relationships to enable closer partnerships and the successful delivery of offshore projects.


 
 

BOB TERREL

Regional Manager, The Americas
+1 832 399 5051
bob.terrell@aquaticsubsea.com
 

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Bob is Aquatic’s Regional Manager for The Americas based in Houston; he joined Aquatic in February 2016.
 
Bob has more than 30 years’ experience in the onshore and offshore oil and gas industry, with a substantial focus on subsea operations, having held roles in business development, sales and operational management. He has operational experience working in West Africa, the UK, Brazil, Canada and the US. Bob’s remit will be to develop and enhance global footprint through capital growth and personnel development in the region in addition to supporting the development of new and existing customer relationships.
 
Bob holds a degree in international management from Louisiana Tech University.
 

NIKHIL PANICKER

Regional Manager, Asia Pacific
+65 6681 5633
nikhil.panicker@aquaticsubsea.com
 

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Nikhil is Aquatic's Regional Manager based in Singapore.  With broad riser flex experience and over 10 years’
development within the Acteon Group, Nikhil is responsible for the sales, execution and delivery of all operations
within the region. Nikhil maintains effective relationships with customers, partners and operators as well as the
implementation of strategic business development plans and identifying new opportunities for growth and enhanced
presence with the region. 

Nikhil holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Anna University in India and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University.