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Ian Hudson - Chief Executive Officer

Ian joined Drilling Systems in March 2016. Prior to becoming CEO, Ian spent 10 years with leading Drilling Contractor Transocean in a variety of leadership positions including Directors of Marketing, Asset Divestitures, Operations Support, Field HR, Global Talent Management and QHSE. Ian has lived and worked in the U.S, Europe and Middle East. He has a degree in Marine Biology and a PhD in Ecology.

Clive Battisby  - Chief Operating Officer

Clive joined Drilling Systems in 1990 and assumed the responsibility of CEO at the time of acquisition of the company by Blue Water in April 2015. He has been a key contact throughout the company's evolution and is well known throughout the industry.  He is responsible for ensuring the on time delivery of projects to Clients, technical Sales and on-site simulator delivery.

Stephen Dines - Chief Financial Officer

Stephen joined Drilling Systems as Chief Financial Officer in September 2015. Stephen has over 16 years of financial experience, including roles at Meggitt Plc, QinetiQ Plc and Chemring Plc. Most recently he was Finance Director and then Commercial Director at Heatric, a division of Meggitt Plc supplying capital equipment to the oil and gas markets. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

Ed Ramsay  - Sales and Marketing Director

Ed has been with Drilling Systems for 20 years and is widely recognised throughout the oilfield industry. He is responsible for new and repeat sales to Clients, new business tenders and bringing new products to the market.

Benoit Barbier  - Senior Vice President  - Middle East and Asia

Benoit is a highly experienced oilfield professional, having served almost all of his 30 year career with Schlumberger, in a wide variety of roles and locations. He is responsible for managing the Operations in the Middle East and Asia.