Key Operation personnel
Mr. Brad Kirkland has over 20 years’ experience in the Energy Sector in both senior offshore and onshore capacities. Prior to joining Mermaid as Group Survey Manager in 2021, Brad held Senior Directorship roles covering Middle East, India and Azerbaijan. His global offshore career ranges from providing positioning supervision of shallow water construction installations and associated subsea assets to deep water installations in West Africa using LBL Acoustic technology. Brad has recently joined Mermaid to oversee the management and development of all Mermaid’s global survey campaigns and services. He holds a Batchelor’s Degree in Surveying and Engineering from New Zealand.
Mr Malcolm Rennie currently manages Mermaid Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) Department that directly utilises company owned and operated subsea assets or arranges third party systems for all its projects globally. Malcolm brings 25 years of global Offshore Oil and Gas experience to the Group. Malcolm’s Management Roles Onshore covered the full range of business from Asset Management to General Management with a full understanding of operations and P&L responsibilities. Malcolm is a repeat member of the IMCA committees and currently serving on the Remote Systems and ROV committee having previously held the position of Asia Pacific Vice Chairman of IMCA.
Mr. Willem Boxem, is the Group Marine Director and joined Mermaid in 2022. Willem has 30 years of experience in the Maritime sector and has been working on board ships in several positions throughout his career and attained the position of Chief Engineer. Willem’s progress continued in the field as Superintendent and he has gone on to hold positions in Management world-wide in the technical field as Engineering Manager, Technical Manager and Global Manager Dry dockings and Conversions. Willem worked for Boskalis, Jan de Nul, Van Oord, Bibby, EMAS AMC and LOC (now ABL) as Surveyor. Willem has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering from the University of Amsterdam, in the Netherlands.
Andre van Eyssen
Project Manager, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Mr. Andre van Eyssen, Project Manager Saudi Arabia, has been in the Commercial Diving Industry for 33 years and held various leadership positions ranging from Air Diving Superintendent to Offshore Project Manager. Andre has been with the Group since 2014 and proved his value as an exceptional manager. Andre has brought the skills and experience of working for the major IOC’s to the onshore team and his wealth of experience and knowledge provides a steadying hand in the guidance and support he provides to the Group’s busiest business unit.
Operations Director UK
Mr Scott Cormack, Director of Operations for Mermaid Subsea (UK), began his career in drilling and brings almost 30 years' experience of the global offshore energy market with a focus on Subsea, Construction, Diving, Decommissioning and Well Plugging and Abandonment. Having held senior positions across a range of international Tier One contractors, Scott’s operational, commercial and business development capabilities have seen him deliver client services to an exceptional level, ensuring sustainable business growth and with safety always at the top of the agenda. In recent years, his combination of technical expertise, energy market knowledge and a prolific industry network has been focused upon Well Intervention, Late-Life and Decommissioning.