Leadership team

Martin Charles

Martin Charles Group Chief Executive Officer
Group CEO
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Martin was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer in January 2018, having been Managing Director since August 2015. 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 the oil and gas and associated global market sectors, including numerous corporate and private equity organisations.
 

Alan McQuade

Alan McQuade Chief Financial Officer
Group CFO
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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.
 

STEVEN KILPATRICK

Steven Kilpatrick General Manager, UK, EMEA and Americas
General Manager, UK, EMEA and Americas
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Steven is Aquatic’s General Manager for the UK, EMEA and Americas based in Aberdeen; he has been with Aquatic since 2011 and took up this role in January 2018. 

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.
 

KEVIN ASHCROFT


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Head of Engineering and Technology
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Kevin is Aquatic's Head of Engineering and Technology based in Aberdeen.  Kevin joined the business in May 2017 with responsibility for the competence and delivery of the Design Engineering and  Technical Excellence Group at Aquatic.
 
Kevin holds engineering and managerial qualifications and has a wealth of knowledge that includes technical, projects engineering and engineering management positions gained within the military, Acergy and Subsea7.  A member of the Chartered Management Institute and the Society of Operations Engineers (IPlantE), he is also a Lean 6 Sigma Black Belt.

 

NIKHIL PANICKER


Nikhil Panicker Regional Manager Asia Pacific
Regional Manager, Asia Pacific
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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.
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