People are the foundation on which our business operates – through their integrity, intelligence, empowerment and ongoing investment in their development.

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 Energy 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

Joining in 2011, Jack was part of the early Tekmar Energy team who grew the company from its early roots to where it stands today as a global market leader. Jack has over 11 years experience in business and is responsible for sales and business development globally. Leading the expansion of the business into Asia, Jack is also the Chairman of Tekmar’s Shanghai based subsidiary.

Terry Sheldrake, Technical Director

Terry has over 25 years’ experience in both academia and within the oil and gas industry. This includes 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 Ritchie, Tekmar Group plc 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. Energi Coast is the representative group for the North East of England’s offshore renewables sector.

Sue Hurst, Tekmar Group plc 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.