Rusell Edmondson, Managing Director

Rusell Edmondson, Managing Director

Russell Edmondson, Managing Director

With over 20 years management experience, Russell began his career in the construction industry prior to moving into the offshore wind and oil & gas sectors. Having worked with all the key industry stakeholders, Russell joined Tekmar in 2012 and is responsible for the company P&L. Russell has a passion for both business and innovation and strives to develop teams who share his commitment in operating within the vanguard.


 JacK SIMPSON, Sales Director

JacK SIMPSON, Sales Director

Jack Simpson, Sales Director

As one of the early employees of Tekmar Energy, over 8 years Jack has led the sales, marketing initiatives and strategy of the company through a track record of more than 60 major projects. Jack has a passion for the offshore industry and has experience going offshore to support during live installations, gaining critical feedback at the heart of the operation for the benefit of future projects to come.


 Terry Sheldrake, Technical Director

Terry Sheldrake, Technical Director

Terry Sheldrake, Technical Director

Terry has over 25 years’ experience in both Academia and within the Oil & Gas industry, including 14 years of executive management experience as the Head of Technology at Wellstream International and subsequently GE Wellstream. Terry has also been an active member on a number of International standards committees, has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.


 James RItche, CEO

James RItche, CEO

James Ritchie, Group CEO

James has 10 years’ experience as an executive manager and is one of the first and founding employees of Tekmar Energy. In 2009, James became Operations Director and led the business through substantial growth. He then subsequently led the management buy-out of Tekmar Energy in September 2011 with Elysian and Opera Finance and, consequently, became Chief Executive Officer. He is also a committee member of Subsea North East and Chairman of Energi Coast.


 Sue Hurst, CFO

Sue Hurst, CFO

Sue Hurst, Group CFO

Sue has gained over 25 years’ experience in executive finance roles at large companies, including Serco, ICI and Electrolux, covering sectors from oil and gas and transportation through to information technology and outsourcing. A CIMA qualified accountant, she has significant experience of managing finance and commercial teams, change management programmes and board level finance roles. Sue has a strong, highly relevant background in manufacturing and process driven industries.