ROVOP appoints new Chairman

ROVOP, the independent provider of subsea remotely operated vehicle (ROV) services, is pleased to announce that it has appointed David Lamont as Chairman.

David Lamont

David, who was appointed as Non-Executive Director in November, has over 35 years of industry experience in the oil and gas sector. After starting his career at Schlumberger where he worked for 18 years, he has held a number of senior management roles, most recently as the CEO of global energy services company Proserv.

Kevin Lyon, Chairman from 2015 and Ken McHattie, Non-Executive Director from 2012 have stepped down from the ROVOP board.

Announcing the change, Kevin said: “ROVOP has evolved from the successful niche player in 2015 to one of the leading operators in the ROV and subsea robotics market. This has been achieved by focusing on the quality of delivery for customers and acquiring assets through the downturn in the subsea market. The company now has the track record, team and asset base to achieve its objective of being a major global player in its market, and the time is right to capitalise on that position with David, bringing an industry focus to the Board. I am delighted to be handing over to David for the next stage of the company’s growth.”

The company recently increased its fleet of ROVs to 51 in operation, expanded its workforce and introduced a new base in the Middle East.

Steven Gray, CEO, said: “Kevin and Ken have contributed very significantly to ROVOP’s stability and growth through both the strong market and the industry downturn we have experienced since the company was founded in 2011. It is a tribute to them that as they hand on their roles ROVOP is in such a strong position. I would like to thank both of them personally and on behalf of the company for their excellent service.”