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Unity is led by a senior management team with significant breadth and depth of experience in the oilfield sector including specialist skills in technology development, commercialisation, engineering plus onshore and offshore services.

Malcolm Adam

Malcolm Adam
Sales Director

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Malcolm leads the Asset Rentals division and is responsible for client relations, business development and the provision of a range of asset classes to meet customer requirements. Malcolm works alongside our maintenance and integrity services and engineering services teams to ensure we offer a range of solutions to customers, including our growing technology portfolio.

Malcolm built his career in a variety of technical and business development roles with Halliburton, Petroline, Baker Hughes, Zeroth Technology and Weatherford. Prior to joining Unity he held the position of Senior Business Development Manager at Omega Well Interventions, where he was responsible for key customer accounts and business growth in the UK and the Middle East.

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John Bain

John Bain
Services Manager

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John looks after the day-to-day management of the company’s offshore personnel and workshop staff. John has worked in the oil and gas industry for over 30 years during which time he has accumulated a wealth of experience spanning both offshore and onshore activity. John worked as a Well Service Supervisor for Shell’s offshore operations before joining Cairntoul. There, as Operations Director, he led a team responsible for the management of Shell’s and other operators’ assets and latterly took on the role of General Manager.

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Liz Bruce

Liz Bruce
Accounts and Administration Manager

Liz has been an integral part of our company since 2012. Her role as Accounts and Administration Manager extends to cover multiple facets of Finance, HR and IT. Liz has worked in the oil and gas industry since 1984 and prior to joining us she held the position of Business Analyst in the drilling department at Amoco. This saw her based in Aberdeen, then in London and travelling internationally.

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Niall Cameron

Niall Cameron
Senior QHSE Manager

As a QHSE specialist in the oil and gas industry, Niall has valuable knowledge of global industry regulations. He is responsible for implementing appropriate processes, audits and policies within Unity and providing support and training to all staff to ensure compliance and continuous QHSE improvement. His role involves close liaison with all operational functions as well as HR and senior management.

Formerly, Niall was responsible for global compliance and HSE activities across multiple facilities with Impact Selector based in Aberdeen and builds on this experience in his current role. Niall has an MSc in International Business, Energy and Petroleum Studies and MA (Hons) in Economics and Finance.

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Tron Coleman

Tron Coleman
Financial Controller

Tron joined the Great Yarmouth office in 2014 as an assistant accountant. He now leads his team and oversees the finance function of this facility.

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Graeme Coutts

Graeme Coutts
Director

Associated with successfully running both public and private enterprises, Graeme has over 35 years of industry experience. Most notably Graeme was the CEO of Expro, taking the business from public to private ownership in a multi-billion dollar deal in 2008. More recently he has played influential roles in Petrowell and Enovate and is currently a non-executive director of Stena Drilling and Chairman of EFC, CRE and BGF portfolio companies Spex Group and STATS Group.

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Stuart Ferguson

Stuart Ferguson
Chairman

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Oilfield services sector specialist, Stuart has almost thirty years of experience in the widest range of roles from small technology start-ups to senior executive and non-executive positions in large public companies. Previous industry experience includes BP Exploration, Expro International, Petroline Wellsystems and Weatherford International. Non-executive director roles include Aker Solutions, ASA and Zilift. Stuart is CEO of FrontRow Energy Technology Group which includes Pragma, Unity, Well-SENSE and ClearWELL.

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Mark Hunt

Mark Hunt
Operations Manager

Mark has over 30 years oil and gas industry experience gained in the UK and overseas. He joined the company in 2002 as the contracts supervisor, working on a number of high value client accounts for BP, Perenco, Shell, Enquest, Centrica and several others, prior to taking on the role of operations manager based in Great Yarmouth.

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Mark Illingworth

Mark Illingworth
Operations Director

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Mark joined our company in 2012 and is responsible for driving the growth of the business. An experienced manager with Expro North Sea for over 30 years, Mark managed Expro’s wireline intervention service at global, regional and domestic levels. As Global Product Line Director - Wireline Intervention he was responsible for over 220 personnel. Mark also spent time with Expro Group Integrated Services (EGIS) as a Production Services Manager and Well Engineer and was also responsible for managing and delivering the HSEQ objectives for the wireline department globally.

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Matt Manning

Matt Manning
Engineering Manager

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Matt joined us in 2014 and is responsible for managing the engineering department. Matt leads on all product development work and oversees the engineered solutions provided to our clients. He has a broad engineering background having worked on a range of products from scientific equipment detecting evidence of banned nuclear testing, advanced frack and gravel pack tools, to bespoke wellhead equipment. Matt has a Master’s Degree in Robotic Engineering and is a named inventor on a number of patents.

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Neil McGuinness

Neil McGuinness
Director

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Having trained with KPMG and qualified as a CA in 1993, Neil moved into industry in 1996 and worked with The Miller Group. Following a brief role in Care Homes at Four Seasons Healthcare plc, Neil spent 12 years as the Group FD of Kilmartin Property Group – a £1Billion property developer based in Edinburgh. His role included a variety of corporate structuring, tax planning, sales and acquisitions and a range of bank financing deals. In 2010, he became the COO of a superyacht designer based in London and the FD of a luxury hotel in St Barths. Neil is now the CFO of a number of oil and gas businesses within, and associated with, the FrontRow Group.

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Craig Morrice

Craig Morrice
Finance Director

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Craig is responsible for the company's finances, including planning, management of risk, record-keeping and reporting. He joined Well-Centric in 2018 from parent company FrontRow Energy Technology Group where he was Group Finance Manager. Prior to this Craig was an auditor with KPMG, working with a large portfolio of clients, from FTSE 100 organisations to family owned businesses. More recently he held the position of client relationship manager at Johnston Carmichael. Craig is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

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Michael Scott

Michael Scott
Business Development Manager

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Michael joined our team in 2018 to support the company's growth strategy. He is focused on the commercialisation of our growing well integrity technology portfolio and further business expansion in global markets, notably the US, Middle East and Asia. Michael was formerly the technical sales manager for strategic projects at Babcock LGE. This followed an extensive business development and global engineering career which included leading Rig Control Products expansion in to Singapore. Michael has a Master’s Degree in Engineering, a diploma in Management Studies from The University of Aberdeen.

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Gavin Sherwood

Gavin Sherwood
General Manager - Esbjerg

Gavin is our general manager in Denmark, responsible for overseeing all regional operations. He joined the company in 2015 as business development manager, having previously worked in a variety of roles in the well service sector for around 28 years. At Unity he imparts in-depth knowledge of well services engineering as well as possessing a depth of operational and management experience.

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Gary Smart

Gary Smart
CEO

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Gary Smart, Unity's Chief Executive Officer, has 30 years’ industry experience. His breadth of knowledge has been gained through a variety of technical, commercial and operational management roles in drilling, subsea, production and completions. Prior to joining Unity, Gary spent eight years at Tendeka, where he served as Chief Executive Officer, growing the business through organic technology development and acquiring and commercialising five venture capital backed early stage technology companies.

Prior to Tendeka, Gary spent eleven years at Weatherford International, latterly as Group Vice President of their Well Screen Technologies business, having previously worked with Petroline, NOV and Kvaerner FSSL. Gary is also the Chief Executive Officer of Pragma Well Technology, another FrontRow Energy Technology Group company.

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Claire Stone

Claire Stone
HR Manager

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Based in the Great Yarmouth office, but acting across all company locations, Claire manages Unity’s HR function. This includes overseeing our recruitment strategy, appraisal system and Investors in People programme. She is responsible for our related policies and procedures and instrumental in staff development and encouraging a positive, inclusive and supportive company culture. Claire possesses around 20 years related experience, working in both the public, private and 3rd sector. Claire holds an MA in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations, a BSc (Hons) in Institutional Management and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

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