Photo: Ingrid Stewart; Courtesy; Ashtead Technology

Ashtead bolsters management team

Subsea services firm Ashtead Technology has appointed a chief financial officer (CFO) and five managers for newly created roles across its international team.

Ashtead said the appointments underline the company’s strategic growth plans to strengthen its position in the global offshore energy market and build on its recent success in new and emerging markets, including in offshore wind and decommissioning.

Ingrid Stewart assumed the new CFO position this week, bringing 23 years of corporate finance experience to the Aberdeenshire headquartered business which employs 170 people around the world.

Stewart spent eight years with EnerMech Group as corporate development director. Prior to this, she was a member of the senior UK management team at Simmons & Company International, becoming the investment bank’s first ever female corporate finance director in 2009.

A specialist in subsea construction, IMR and decommissioning services, Ashtead Technology has acquired five businesses since 2017.

In her new role, Stewart will work with the senior team to position the company for further growth and further leverage existing capability.

The new Aberdeenshire based managerial hires across Ashtead Technology include Lili Hughes, as group QHSE manager, Stephen Booth as decommissioning BD manager and asset integrity project manager Michael Gibson.

In addition, Mark Vela has joined as US operations manager in Houston, and Dan Davies has taken up his new role as NDT market manager within the company’s inspection solutions team in Bedfordshire, England.

Ashtead Technology CEO, Allan Pirie, said:

“Ingrid’s substantial corporate finance and energy industry experience will make a significant contribution to our growth ambition as we further integrate and invest in our global operations to support the increase in business in offshore wind, decommissioning, and oil and gas.

“Bolstering our management team in the UK and the US will ensure we are well equipped to support our clients as we navigate the current challenges and capitalise on the opportunities presented by the energy transition and the blue economy.”

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