Stewart Higginson
Chief Financial Officer

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.

Johan Deschuyter
Corporate Secretary     

Johan Deschuyter has over 25 years of experience in operational, financial and general management. Prior to joining Geoquip, he served as General Manager of GEMS Group, as General Manager of Remi Claeys Aluminium S.A. (now SAPA) and as COO and Business Development Director of Hanson Bricks Belgium (now Wienerberger). During his career in the aluminium and brick industries he was member of the local and national labour negotiation committees. He started his career in banking. Next to having a master degree in Applied Economics from Antwerp University in Belgium, he has a degree in Risk Management.

Jonathan Spivey
Commercial Director

Jonathan Spivey is a graduate in civil engineering from City University London and has a MSc from Imperial College. He has worked internationally as a civil engineer then spent 15 years in the offshore geotechnical industry. Jonathan has had experience in many aspects of the business including tendering, contract negotiation, fieldwork and project management. He has since been appointed as a commercial director and has steered establishing and growing the Geoquip Marine Group.

Hans Hanse
Business Development Manager

Hans has over 20 years of experience in offshore geotechnical site investigations. Starting his career in offshore geotechnical engineering, he quickly progressed to become a Site Manager and Lead Geotechnical Engineer on various offshore projects, including platform site investigations, deepwater subsea completion projects and Jack-up installation surveys. In 2003 he moved to Australia to become the Business Line Manager for Offshore Geotechnics for a large geotechnical firm, being responsible for tendering, project management and growing the offshore geotechnical business in Australia-New Zealand. In 2015 he joined the Geoquip Group as Business Development Manager, responsible for tendering and project acquisition.

James Miller
Head of Projects and Operations

James has over 10 years of field and projects experience after graduating in 2003, working primarily in West Africa and Europe but also the Americas, Caspian and Arabian Gulf. Commencing his offshore career with GEMS as an Offshore Project Manager he has had experience working for a global geotechnical consultancy performing client representative duties within the North Sea and Middle East. Over the past 10 years he has been responsible for geophysical, ROV and geotechnical operations from nearshore to deepwater and joined the Geoquip Group with a strong project management and QHSE understanding from first-hand offshore involvement.

Jeremy O’Brien
Drilling Manager

Jeremy has 20 years experience of drilling operations.  Starting off in mineral exploration drilling both surface and underground in Western Australia, Jeremy progressed into offshore oil and gas exploration. Initially as part of the drill crew in the North Sea, he continued to work primarily on floating drill rigs in all regions of the world. This led him to be involved in 3 ultra-deepwater new-build projects which he was operationally involved in as Main Well Driller and was part of the operational success. Working with the most advanced drilling equipment and software in some of the world’s harshest locations has given him extensive experience in ultra deepwater drilling, drilling optimisation, operational excellence and safety performance. Joining the Geoquip Group in 2017 as Drilling Manager, he is responsible for the companies drilling assets, personnel and performance while developing the deepwater capabilities of Geoquip Marine.