Aquaterra Energy Executive team | Aquaterra Energy

The Board

Aquaterra Energy’s Board Members

James Larnder


Managing Director

James is Managing Director of Aquaterra Energy, having been part of the company's original founding team in 2005.

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Nick Hawkes


Finance Director

Nick joined Aquaterra as Finance Director in July 2017, following the multi-million pound investment from EV Private Equity. His primary role is to lead and support the growth of the business through the delivery if effective leadership and governance, bringing with him over 20 years of finance experience in engineering, manufacturing and consultancy.

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Stewart Maxwell


Technical Director

As a member of Aquaterra Energy’s Executive team Stewart is responsible for the Offshore Structure products within Aquaterra Energy, as well as driving technical innovations across all parts of the business.

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Nick Stringer


Engineering Director

Nick is a Chartered Fellow with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and has experience spanning more than 17 years, initially in the automotive industry, followed by various positions during 12 years at Aquaterra.

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Simon Hatson


Head of QHSE and Business Improvement

Simon joined Aquaterra as Head of QHSE & Business Improvement in May 2014.  He is a Masters qualified Chartered Fellow of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) with approaching 20 years’ experience of leading QHSE within global operations.

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Louise Thompson


Marketing Manager

Louise leads our marketing and communication department and has been a member of the senior team since joining Aquaterra Energy in January 2018.  Degree qualified via the Chartered Institute of Marketing, she has over 15 years’ of marketing experience, gained by working with global businesses to help grow and develop their brands.

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Ben Cannell


Business Development and Innovation Director

Ben is the Business Development and Innovation Director at Aquaterra Energy. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Management Institute (CMgr FCMI) and holds a BSc First Class Honours Degree in Engineering Management from the University of Lincoln. 

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Andrew McDowell


Operations Director

Andy re-joined Aquaterra Energy in 2018 as our Operations Director, having previously been the Sales and Marketing Director from 2009-2012. Andy has over 25 years’ of experience in the oil and gas industry gained by working in a number of senior positions with many global businesses, such as Nowsco, BJ Services and Aker Qserv, in the UK as well as overseas.

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Christian Berven


Business Development Director

Christian is the Business Development Director of Aquaterra Energy, and is responsible for Norway and globally responsible for Aquaterra Express.

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Steve Way


Head of Human Resources

Steve joined Aquaterra Energy in September 2013 to head up the Human Resources function. He leads the people agenda for the business and has over 25 years in HR and significant leadership roles.

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