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George K Irvine

Co Founder / Director

Born and raised in the Shetland Islands, has over 36 years’ experience working for the Major Oil and Gas operating companies. principally  in Africa, South-east Asia, Europe, Middle east, as well as North America. with a prime focus on Health, Safety, Environment, Sustainable development by engaging with Central and local government with a view to maximise local content.

His personal goal which has become a personal crusade over the past 15 Years is to make a positive impact to reduce level of domestic energy / fuel poverty being faced not only locally in the Shetland isles but also globally. He has first-hand experience while working in the Niger Delta undertaking various coaching and mentoring roles and has observed the huge socio-economic benefits that can be achieved almost immediately by providing the indigenous people with fresh drinking water and electricity.

He continues to use his global network and his entrepreneurial, interpersonal skills to promote his vision  to international governments, institutions, and international investors. to encourage them to participate in a sustainable future to make a positive impact on the global environment and improve people’s lives.

Neil Pugsley

Co Founder / Director

Neil was born and raised in Wales. He is a result driven, self-motivated, and imaginative individual with a proven ability to both develop and strengthen management teams in order to maximise efficiency in the most challenging of environments. Possessing excellent communication skills and able to establish sustainable and profitable relationships with regional customers and key international political stakeholders.

Neil has served on several significant projects, which include major infrastructure, Oil and Gas Exploration (onshore and offshore), Seismic Exploration, Mobile Telecommunication and several Service Support projects across a wide international footprint. Neil’s expertise has been called upon to lead on several sensitive international incidents, such as large community disputes, corporate espionage, international oil spills, piracy incidents and kidnappings across Africa.

Having previously worked alongside The Foreign Commonwealth Office and The European Union Neil is culturally conversant, has a clear understanding of traditional and ethnical sensitivities, as well as local government and their political positioning.

Nils Cohrs

Non-Executive Director

Nils has over 30 years and was formally the Head of Decommissioning for the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA). One of the main objectives of the (OGA) was to support and influence the cost reduction challenge for the overall UKCS decommissioning activities. The goal was to target cost reductions of
35% safely and with due respect to all UK and international regulations.

Nils team delivered worked to deliver this goal and by influencing the industry, including introducing innovative benchmarking and dashboards to highlight performance, and championing collaboration, the industry has delivered a 17% reduction in decommissioning costs forecast to date (50% of the target set for 2022).

Nils graduated in Mechanical Engineering before commencing a varied international career of over 30 years (UK, Tunisia, Oman, Syria, Libya, Germany, The Netherlands and Iraq-KRG) in Operations Management for Operators such as Shell, Wintershall, Centrica and TAQA. This included work in the
North Sea as OIM on Shell’s Brent A platform in the UK, for Wintershall as Operations Manager in the Dutch sector and Centrica Storage in the UK as Operations Director.

Nick Revell

Non-Executive Director

Nick has over 35 years of proven expertise in business operations and implementations, international accountability for P&L, strategic planning, staffing and business development. Practitioner for the implementation of modern management practices that focus on providing a competitive advantage through strategy, organisational structures, systems, personnel, and client relationships. He holds an MBA from Henley Management College, BEng Hons Engineering Swansea University and  BSc Technology from Open University. He is also Fellow of the Institute of Directors, Board Member of the Haven Waterway Enterprise Zone, the Ospreys Rugby Ltd and previously on the board of Swansea Bay City Region.

Nick started his experience with BP before moving to AMEC oil and gas where he held various senior roles which included Project manager, General Manager and Executive Sponsor/ Head of projects. He has extensive experience of the oil and gas industry  project Managing contracts that include Project Management (PMC); Engineering & Procurement; Engineering (E&P), Procurement & Construction (EPC); Engineering, Procurement, Construction & Maintenance (EPCM); Operation & Maintenance (O&M), for both green field & brown field. Nick also has experience in traditional and emerging power generation solutions which includes, Coal, Gas, Nuclear, biomass, waste to energy, wind, and water both onshore and offshore.

Nick also owns and manages a successful Engineering, Procurement, Fabrication, Construction, Commissioning (EPCC) company which has delivered numerous contracts both in the UK and overseas.

Roger Evans C.Eng, M.I.M, MBE

Non-Executive Director

Roger has over a total of 48 years in technical and leadership roles in Industry, recently retired as Managing Director of Schaeffler (UK) Ltd. Awarded an MBE in 2009 for services to Engineering and Received an Honorary Fellowship from Swansea Metropolitan University. Roger has a wealth of global experience and has led business improvement programs in the USA, Mexico, and Canada.

Roger holds various directorships including Director of Engineering Education Scheme Wales (charitable organization promoting STEM). Director of the Wales Management Council ( promoting and delivering excellence in Management and Leadership) and recently appointed to an advisory panel for a UK Police Force.

Roger previously held well respected positions such as Chair of the TATA Task Force, Chair and Director of Industry Wales, Council Member of the University of Wales Trinity St David and has the honor of developing and publishing the first Manufacturing Strategy for Wales.