The Team


The Board of Directors

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Francis Smulders

Francis Smulders

Executive Chairman
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Duncan Soukup

Duncan Soukup

Executive Director
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Terry has a long and varied career in seismic, bringing enthusiasm and drive to the company; always interested in challenges and to find a way to say ‘yes’ – all balanced with his wife, 3 sons, two Springer’s and enjoyment of shooting sports.

Terry Hibben

Chief Technical Officer

Legal

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Mr Julian Henley-Price is a barrister with over 15 years’ experience, who has held senior in-house counsel positions in a number of blue chip organisations including GE and British American Tobacco.

Julian Henley-Price

General Counsel & Company Secretary

Operations

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Marcus manages and supports operations around the globe from Somalia to Greenland, Burundi to Russia (and most places in-between). Focused on delivering project and client objectives on-time, on-budget, whilst ensuring compliance with stringent QHSE requirements.

Marcus Smith

Operations Director
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Anna joined WGP as Operations Administrator, following over 7 years with Verif-i Ltd and RPS Energy Ltd respectively within their Seismic Operations Departments. Previously Anna had worked for over 20 years in the SSM, OPM and PDM arena.

Anna Ward

Operations Administrator
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Tim Mason.

Tim Mason

LOC Manager

Technical

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Robin provides project technical solutions for offshore crews. He has 25 years experience, 15 years offshore and 10 years onshore in various mechanical, operational and project roles, within high profile seismic exploration companies.

Robin Shute

Marine Technical Manager
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James works alongside the rest of the technical team to ensure we are suitably prepared for upcoming jobs as well as ensuring that the current jobs running are doing so smoothly.

James Kerrigan

Design Engineer

Asset Management

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35 years in commercial aviation followed by 8 years in France running own hospitality business.

Michael Rule

Property Manager

Finance

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Matt has over 11 years’ experience of working in financial services, most recently having held senior positions within Finance at Man Group and Credit Suisse. Mr Adey holds a BSc from the University of St Andrews.

Matt Adey

Chief Financial Officer
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Mike is a CIMA qualified accountant with experience working for one of the big six energy companies. Like all accountants he has a love of spreadsheets and enjoys partnering the business to find new ways of doing things

Mike Jesson

Project Accountant
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Jozie Castle.

Jozie Castle

Management Accountant
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Emma Higgins.

Emma Higgins

Accounts Assistant/Payroll
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Harriet Loader.

Harriet Loader

Accounts Assistant
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Alex Arnold.

Alex Arnold

Accounts Assistant

QHSE

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Ray is responsible for overseeing operational HSE aspects of marine seismic surveying activities. Ray is currently Nebosh (General, Oil&Gas, Construction and Fire Certified). Ray is also a OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor. 

Raymond Colvin

HSE Manager
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Ian is responsible for implementing effective quality management systems into the business.  He brings experience of technical compliance management within high-hazard industries, with expertise in internal auditing.  Work is balanced with a busy family life.

Ian Wyatt

Quality Manager

Human Resource / Office

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Cherry is a dedicated member of the team. She coordinates office logistics and Human Resource Management. Coming from a background of large logistical companies she is ideally suited to synchronising the day-to-day office activities.

Cherry Priestly-Dean

Human Resource / Office Administrator

Information Technology

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John Watt.

John Watt

IFS Manager
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John Cannings.

John Cannings

IT Manager