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Who Are We?

Captain David Thomson, Managing Director
Captain David Thomson
Managing Director

David has harnessed many years of technical and practical operational experience in the Maritime and Ports Industry. More

Dr Gareth Davies PhD

Gareth is a Director of Orcades Marine and is Managing Director of sister company Aquatera Ltd, where he has worked as an environmental consultant and project manager for over 20 years.  More

Alexandra Thomson, Operations Manager
Alexandra Thomson MSc
Operations Director

Alexandra is an experienced quality and marine risk control manager with a particular emphasis on marine and port operations. More

Jonathan Poynter
Operations Manager

Jonathan is a Master Mariner with a wide range of experience both at sea and ashore. His seagoing career spans 20 years with experience gained from LPG tankers, Ro-Ro, private and charter Yachts and the Cruise industry. More

Akmal Hakim, Naval Architect
Akmal Hakim MSc
Naval Architect

Akmal is a Naval Architect with Orcades Marine. More.

Captain Graeme Smith
Senior Consultant

Graeme is a senior consultant with Orcades Marine.  More

Alastair Whyte, Senior Engineering Consultant
Alastair Whyte
Senior Engineering Consultant

Alastair is a Class 1 Chief Engineer and has been carrying out vessel survey and engineering consultancy works including bunker surveys and ballast water sampling, and working on the tendering for new build vessels. More

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Richard Thomson
Lifting Engineer

Richard has over 10 years’ experience in the offshore industry working up from General Assistant at Flotta Oil Terminal to a Rigger offshore in the North Sea, where he was a part of the core maintenance team. More

Captain Alan Cook
Captain Alan Cook
Senior Consultant

Alan has extensive experience in the marine industry specialising in port and oil terminal operations and management. More

Mike Holgate
Mike Holgate MSc
Senior Consultant

Michael has over 30 years HSE consultancy and project management experience in the oil & gas sector, together including more than 9 years of experience in the marine renewables sector. More

Dave Cousines MSc
Dave Cousins MSc
Senior Consultant

Dave is a resourceful, adaptable consultant experienced in the operational and safety management of installation and operational activities for marine renewable technology.  More

Captain Lee Groat
Captain Lee Groat
Senior Consultant

Lee is a Class 1 Master Mariner and a qualified and experienced Class 1 Pilot for Orkney Harbour Authority.  More

Steve Davies MPhil MBA
Steve Davies MPhil MBA
Senior Consultant

Steve has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and specialised in International Marketing.. More

Tracy Thomson
Tracy Thomson
Finance Manager

Tracy has been involved in the shipping and port operations industry for more than 25 years..  More