Our leadership team provides a sound balance of specialist subsea technology leadership and expertise as well as an approach to customer engagement that is agile, responsive, customer-focused and accountable. Everyone at EIP is genuinely passionate about leading change in the subsea industry.
Chairman, Technology Director, Investor, Founder
Inventor, entrepreneur, business builder, offshore construction expert, subsea engineer. Founded Ecosse Subsea in 1996, built to £30m turnover, £7m EBITDA, sold to Oceaneering in March 2018. Subsea expert witness and subsea technology project problem-solver. Mechanical Engineering HND from RGIT. Set up EIP to commercialise technologies in the range of innovative subsea products invented in response to his mantra “There must be a better way”.
Managing Director, Investor
Facilitator, connector, business owner, innovator, builder of teams. Founded Upstream Systems in 1995, grew to 40 people, raised first and second round investment. Enabled technology growth businesses, facilitated successful oil and gas technology and decommissioning projects. Maths & Computing BSc from Aberdeen, Management Science MSc from Strathclyde. Joined EIP to grow from startup to success by “Being smart and hiring great people”.
Numbers wizard, strategic thinker, top 100 Young Chartered Accountant. Company sale expert including Nautronix to Proserv, and Ecosse Subsea to Oceaneering. Experience with private
Business Development and Operations
Networker, Organiser, Admin & Finance expert with over 15 years’ business experience. Created Business Connect network across the energy industry and beyond. Level-headed, customer focused and process driven. Joined EIP to help grow the company, get the technology out there and make her mark on the industry. She maintains that “Politely persistent is the way to go“
Problem solver, Can-do engineer, Subsea enthusiast and lateral thinker. Passionate about applying and developing engineering knowledge. Happy working in the business, even happier making things work in the workshop. Joined EIP to develop their exciting new technologies. Master of Mechanical Engineering from RGU. Volunteer Coastguard. “We can work together to make it happen”
A marketing specialist with CIM DipM and MSc in Market Research with 25 years of industry experience, the past 15 years working in the offshore energy sector. Joined EIP in November 2018, providing strategic marketing, marketing communications, digital marketing supported by public relations to promote EIP.
Digital Marketing Intern
Recent BA (Hons.) Media graduate from Robert Gordon University. Ashleigh has a passion for all things digital and wants to apply her skills in a business environment. Joined EIP to assist in the digital marketing strategy, before starting her MSc in Digital Marketing at Robert Gordon University in September 2019.
Joined at the beginning of the EIP journey, having worked with Mike Wilson at Ecosse Subsea, Dave supervised the Harbour Trials for Ambient Lifter and is an experienced offshore project supervisor with a range of international offshore experience on vessel and platform based offshore projects. He has supported EIP’s development and commercialisation of the Ambient Lifter, working with Stuart Moir in the development of the Ambient Lifter prototypes. Dave’s wealth of experience in the mobilisation of assets and his can-do, practical approach is invaluable in Ambient Lifting offshore projects.
First year Aero-Mechanical engineering student, currently studying at Strathclyde University. Christopher has a keen interest in all areas of engineering. He joined EIP to assist in engineering related projects and gain valuable industry experience before returning to university to continue with his degree.