Global offshore geotechnical data acquisition, analysis and reporting specialist Geoquip Marine has announced the appointment of Richard Turner as its new Chief Executive Officer with former CEO Stewart Higginson moving to the role of Executive Chairperson. Existing Chairperson, Peter Østergaard Nielsen will remain on the Geoquip Marine board as a Non-Executive Director.

Richard has considerable experience as a CEO and specifically of the offshore energy sector. He joins Geoquip Marine from British Engines, where he was also CEO. Prior to this Richard served as President and CEO of JDR Cable Systems. Before joining JDR, Richard was Vice President of Global Manufacturing at Technip Umbilical Systems.

Richard’s considerable experience and knowledge of the renewable energy sector has also led to him serving in a number of non-executive and advisory positions, including as part of the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) and as a member of the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC).

Geoquip Marine has experienced several years of impressive growth and in that time has established itself as a leader in offshore geotechnical data acquisition, which is a vital enabler in the construction of offshore wind developments,” comments Richard Turner.

“The company has built a reputation for safely delivering accurate and reliable data globally. It has expanded its fleet of vessels, it has introduced the highest standards of training, it has greatly extended the range of services it provides and invested in its own dedicated onshore testing laboratory to provide a comprehensive dedicated end-to-end service for developers.

All of this has been achieved thanks to the collective efforts of the entire Geoquip team. I’m thrilled to be given the opportunity of joining them to sustain this and take it to even greater levels,” Richard concludes.

Executive Chairman Stewart Higginson expresses his pleasure in welcoming Richard Turner as the new CEO.

“The board have unanimously taken the decision to appoint Richard into this role because of his proven track record in managing sustained growth in businesses in this sector and we are delighted that he has chosen to join us,” comments Stewart. “I’m very proud of all that we have achieved in the last five years and Geoquip Marine remains a very ambitious business that is dedicated to maintaining its growth, but also to providing the very highest standards of service to our customers. Richard has shown that he has the knowledge and skills to realise this ambition and we’re delighted to welcome him to the Geoquip team.”

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