Andrew Wright
Executive Chairman

Andrew Wright has over 30 years’ experience in civil and geotechnical engineering. After ten years’ experience in consultancy and construction in Europe and the Middle East he founded SAGE Engineering Group that provided offshore geotechnical investigation and geophysical survey services. In 2000 the SAGE Group was sold to the French Group Thales. In 2003, after sale of the former SAGE Group by Thales to Fugro, GEMS was formed by Andrew through acquisition of a Belgian survey company and developed to provide geophysical and geotechnical services. In 2011 he formed Geoquip and sold his interests in GEMS in order to concentrate on deep water investigation activities. In 2013 he headed up expansion of Geoquip to take over the geotechnical assets and personnel of GEMS. He holds a BSc and PhD in engineering and BA (law) from Manchester University and is a chartered engineer in the UK and Switzerland.

Jean-Luc Laloë

Jean-Luc originally entered the Offshore Engineering and Construction industry in 1980 and in the course of his career he has worked with Technip, Stolt Offshore, and Acergy /Subsea 7. He has held a wide variety of positions with a broad portfolio of responsibilities, including CFO and CEO. He joined Geoquip Marine as a non-Executive Director in early 2019 to assist shape the business on a strategic and operational level using his extensive experience in the offshore services sector. Jean-Luc holds an MSc in aeronautical engineering from Ecole Nationale Superieure De L'aeronautique Et De L'espace, France.

Arvid Trolle

Arvid is a Portfolio Manager and co-founder of Njord Partners, a long-term investment management firm based in London. Arvid has spent the majority of his career focusing on alternative credit and turnaround investing, with extensive experience within the Offshore Services Sector. Experience includes DeepOcean where he was a Member of the Board of Directors (2011 – 2015) and Oaktree Capital where he until 2012 was part of the London team within the credit focused Opportunities funds. Arvid holds an MSc in Finance from Stockholm University.

Stewart Higginson

Stewart has for the past 15 years worked with companies in improving financial performance, working extensively in offshore oil & gas, subsea services, shipping and general industrials across Europe, the US, Middle East and Asia-Pacific. He joined Geoquip Marine in early 2015 having formerly been a Director with AlixPartners in their Turn-Around Division focusing on Financial planning, Cash and working capital management, Performance improvement and Financial restructuring and transactions. He is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration and Finance from Macquarie University, Sydney.