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Management Team

Peter Godfrey

CEO - ODE Group, Chairman & Managing Director - ODE, Chairman - ODE Asset Management

Peter is the Chief Executive Officer of ODE Group, overseeing both ODE for engineering and construction projects and ODE Asset Management Ltd. He sets the overall strategy and objectives for the group and liaises with ODE Group’s shareholders, DORIS Group. Based out of the Group headquarters in Wimbledon, he has been instrumental in all of the major developments at ODE, including establishing operations in Great Yarmouth and Aberdeen in the UK, and more recently the ongoing international expansion in Offshore Renewables.

ODE now celebrates more than 20 years of experience in Offshore Renewables projects and has established operating centres overseas in the Far East in Taiwan, Japan and Vietnam, also Boston in the US and Hamburg in Germany. The company also has a strong reputation within the Oil & Gas sector for brownfield engineering services to operated assets and new field developments such as subsea step outs and normally unmanned platform facilities.

ODE Asset Management has seen significant investment by ODE Group in recent years, now incorporating full Installation and Pipeline Management, more commonly known as Duty Holder capabilities. A senior management team has been recruited to expand this business stream significantly in the coming period and celebrates a number of industry firsts in this arena.

Paul Dixon

Head of Technical & Engineering Processes – ODE Group Ltd

Paul has over 35 years’ experience in the upstream oil and gas sector and is the Head of Technical & Engineering Processes for ODE Group. He is also the Regional Director for North Africa having spent the previous 9 years based in Cairo. In this capacity he was also the General Manager of ODE North Africa LLC, a registered Egyptian company and a wholly owned subsidiary of ODE. During this period he developed the subsidiary company into a recognised engineering centre working with IOC’s, NOC’s & JV Op Cos and also providing the ODE Group with a high value engineering centre to support its international growth.

Prior to moving to an overseas role, Paul was Corporate Operations Director for ODE, responsible for all aspects of operational excellence of the company. Before this, he was the Regional Director for Great Yarmouth. In this capacity he developed the Great Yarmouth office from a single client operation to a multi-client asset management and engineering organisation working across both the oil & gas sector and offshore renewables.

Joining ODE as a Project Manager, he delivered a variety of international projects including the use of GRP materials offshore, converting a jack-up rig to an early production facility and a major de-manning project for an offshore gas hub. Paul is a Chartered Manager (CMgr) and a full member of the Chartered Management Institute.

Jeff Barnes

Director of New Ventures / Business Development

Jeff is Director of New Ventures and co-ordinates all business development activities across ODE. This includes all company regions and different energy sectors, merging different technologies across energy sectors, and the investigation and implementation of new technologies.

A University of Colorado graduate in Chemical Engineering, Jeff has more than 36 years’ experience in the energy sector. Over the last few years, Jeff has been actively exploring worldwide development challenges in Oil & Gas, in Renewables, and in the merging and use of different technologies. A main focus has been on step change technology and life cycle cost reduction opportunities. Prior to ODE, Jeff had a successful career working for ConocoPhillips in the UK for 30 years, having worked for Texaco in the US before that. Over these years, Jeff was responsible for the successful completion, primarily in the Southern Sector of the North Sea, of many offshore facility & drilling projects comprising of minimum facilities wellhead platforms, infrastructure expansion including compression & accommodation platforms, subsea tie-backs, and new pipeline infrastructure. Many of these projects used standardised design approaches to achieve cost efficiency and project deliverability targets. In addition, Jeff has been involved with commercial coordination, conceptual & petroleum engineering, appraisal planning, northern sector oil modification projects, and also onshore Oil & Gas developments in southern England and the Rocky Mountains in Continental US.

Mr Paul Chilvers

Paul Chilvers

Managing Director, ODE Asset Management Limited

Paul is the Regional Director for Great Yarmouth where he has been a Senior Manager for over 15 years. His role involves overall responsibility for all aspects of ODE’s business carried out from the Great Yarmouth office; that includes all P&L, business development and delivery of projects.

Paul has more than 30 years experience in the energy/marine/renewables related industries with extensive project and contract management capability. That experience has been gained working for various local and international companies such as Aker Kvaerner, Shell, Grootcon, McAlpine, Protech and SLP.

Starting his working life as an Apprentice at Brooke Marine shipbuilders in Lowestoft, he progressed with differing organisations through various supervision roles into senior management positions. During that time he has continued his education to MSc level.

Rob Taylor

Company Secretary & Director of Finance

As Company Secretary & Director of Finance for ODE, Rob is responsible for the provision of effective financial controls and reporting structures across all of the activities of the company and of its subsidiaries both in the UK and overseas. Rob joined ODE in 2009 having previously held similar roles in companies as diverse as Catering and Telecommunications.

Andy Baker

Commercial Director

Andy is the Commercial Director for ODE with general responsibilities for contracts, procurement and proposals.

Andy is a Chartered Quality Professional, member of the CQI and has completed an MBA in Global Energy with Warwick Business School (WBS).

Paul Fox

SHEQ & HR Director

Paul is Director of Safety, Health, Environment, Quality and Human Resources (SHEQ and HR). He is a full member of the ODE Executive Management Board reporting on SHEQ and HR matters, a member of the Major Accident Management Board and is responsible for the strategic management and operational delivery of SHEQ and HR within ODE.

With a background in Civil/Structural Engineering, he has over 30 years’ experience gained within a diverse range of industries. A Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH) and a Chartered Manager (CMgr MCMI), he has worked extensively in both unionized and non-unionized environments and has held senior positions within contracting and operating organizations in both the offshore Oil & Gas and Renewables industries.

Sandy Reid

Sandy Reid

Managing Director, ODE Asset Management Ltd

Over 30 years’ experience in International and North Sea oil and gas operations and currently holding a position as Managing Director of ODE Asset Management. Proven P&L management and company strategic development skills in the UK and overseas operations.  Broad-based operations experience ranging from field development planning through to late life asset management including commercial negotiations and economic analysis.

Key strengths:

  • Strong oilfield operations and commercial skills
  • Underpinned with ability to assimilate and manage operational risk
  • Strong leadership focussed on business growth, target delivery and teamwork
  • Managing performance of multi-discipline/multi-cultural teams
  • Relationship management with Governments, IOC’s and NOC’s.

 

Andrew Ferguson

Andrew Ferguson

Regional Operations Director, ODE Asset Management Ltd

Andrew is the ODE Asset Management Ltd Regional Operations Director in Aberdeen. Since April 2019, Andrew has worked to establish the ODE AM Aberdeen office and has held responsibility for Operations Business there, including all P&L, business development and operations delivery.

Andrew has more than 40 years’ experience in the Shipbuilding, Marine, and Oil & Gas related industries, including latterly 20 years in senior management positions in the Oil & Gas industry within operations contracting companies.  Andrew has managed production operations on behalf of the Licensee and has gained experience working for various local and international companies such as Govan Shipbuilders, Denholm Ship Management, Brown & Root Wimpy, Lloyd’s Register, TeeKay Offshore and Petrofac. He has developed a good understanding across many disciplines from engineering, construction, commissioning, operations and decommissioning.  Andrew has been involved with the outsourced Duty Holder model since 1997 when it was first introduced and has a passion for, and extensive experience of, floating production.

Starting his working life as an Apprentice at Govan Shipbuilders on the Clyde, he progressed with differing organisations through various roles into senior management positions.  During Andrew’s time in the Shipyard he studied Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering (B.Eng) at Strathclyde University and is a Chartered Engineer (C.Eng), member of the Royal Institution of Naval Architect (MRINA) and member of the European Federation of National Engineering Association (EUR ING).

Shaun Hutchinson

Regional Operations Director, ODE Asset Management Limited

Shaun is the Regional Operations Director for ODE Asset Management in its Great Yarmouth base, holding responsibility for all aspects of business there; he has been part of the ODE Group  since 2011.

Shaun has more than 30 years’ experience in the energy and marine industries and graduated from Robert Gordon University with an MSc in Asset Integrity Management, he is a Chartered Manager with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and a Chartered Engineer with the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST).

Starting his working life in Marine Engineering, Shaun progressed into Integrity Management and spent 15 years working offshore in the North Sea before moving into onshore Integrity and Maintenance Management. In 2003, he transitioned into General Management before joining ODE to develop the Maintenance and Integrity Management systems that have underpinned ODE’s movement intoInstallation and Pipeline Operatorship.

Takao Sato

Takao Sato

ODE Japan Country Manager

Takao Sato is ODE’s Japan Country Manager based in Tokyo for Offshore Wind Projects in Japan. He has 30+ years of project management and business development experience in a wide range of industries, including the renewables, offshore, oil & gas industries, in both Japan and the global market. He joined ODE from Chiyoda Corporation where he was responsible, as EPC contractor, for creating execution plans and solutions, building and organizing project teams, and working on large-scale offshore wind farm projects as project manager. Sympathizing with ODE’s philosophy as a company and understanding Japan’s specific business environment, Sato-san joined the ODE team to establish a strategic branch office in Japan, setting up suitable solutions by harmonizing with the Japan market, and providing delivery solutions for OWF developments.

Prior to Chiyoda, Sato-san worked for Emerson Electric, an American multinational engineering solution company, in Japan for 15 years, driving forward business units for further growth as a representative director of Emerson Japan.

Garron Lees

Sales & Marketing Manager

Garron is the Sales and Marketing Manager for ODE, with responsibility for both oil & gas and marine renewable sectors. Garron’s history includes working for a number of highly innovative companies in the energy sector with projects as diverse as hydrogen fuel cells, down hole completion tools and underground coal gasification. Garron has an international background having worked across Europe, the Former Soviet Union and North America. In addition to his Sales and Marketing duties Garron is Market Champion for the deep water wind foundation system Articulated Wind Column (AWC).

Mr Dan Woodman

Dan Woodman

US Business Development Manager - Offshore Renewable Energy

Dan Woodman is currently based in USA and is ODE’s US Business Development Manager for Offshore Renewable Energy.

Dan is an internationally experienced engineering manager and business development manager with 20yrs experience in Offshore Oil & Gas and 17 years focused on the Offshore Renewable Energy industry. He has been involved from the early stage Round 1 of the UK offshore wind industry and was instrumental in helping establish ODE as one of the leading engineering and project management companies in the offshore wind industry today.

Following a traditional apprenticeship, Dan obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering, worked as Chief Engineer for a major subsea wellhead and production equipment manufacturer, before transferring to the developing Offshore Renewable Industry focusing mainly on business development.

Will Feng (Dr)

Country / Senior Projects Manager - Far East

Dr Will Feng is ODE’s Country Manager, based in Taiwan, for Offshore Wind Projects. He has a doctoral degree in ocean engineering and a qualified engineering license in Taiwan. He has nearly 10 years of experience in geotechnical engineering, ocean engineering and renewable energy, including his role as a project manager with DNV-GL and an assistant professor at the National Taiwan Ocean University in Taiwan, where he lectured in renewable energies.

Dr Will Feng joined the first demonstrator offshore wind project in Taiwan, as manager of the department of engineering and planning. He managed permitting tasks, including application for environmental impact analysis and franchise approval, required for the project. He also led the team to interface with the foreign and local subcontractor and complete the first offshore met mast design, fabrication and installation in Taiwan.