Leadership Team

Our leadership team is well placed to drive our global expansion with extensive experience in their respective fields

Jim Beveridge
Jim Beveridge
Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer, Jim leads the company’s specialist repair, inspection and integrity business responsible for driving the overall direction of travel, financial performance and growing the already impressive global footprint through ICR’s own hubs and the extensive partner network.

Jim has a BSc in Aeronautical Engineering and has held senior roles in the energy industry for 20+ years. He joins following an impressive career with Wood Plc, latterly as Senior VP – Africa Operations (2015-19) and Senior VP – Asia Pacific Central (2019-22), where he was responsible for business effectiveness, growth, and safety performance in international markets. Jim’s background and experience working across multiple geographical regions, coupled with his ability to build high performing teams will complement ICR’s international market grow strategy and build on the solid team performance delivered during the last few years..

Antonio Caraballo
Inspection & Integrity Management Services Director

Antonio joins ICR to support the global growth of ICR’s inspection and integrity management business and reinforce the multi-skilled engineering team. An esteemed industry professional, in his previous role Antonio led the multidiscipline integrity management division for INEOS FPS while also acting as Pipelines Technical Authority. He has a strong track record of developing transformational change in organisations and processes.

Antonio holds a master’s degree in Pipeline Engineering from the Cranfield University and in Materials Science from the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and began his studies in his native Colombia. He has worked in project and integrity engineering roles both in the UK and abroad for diverse companies such as GE Oil & Gas, Wood Group and BP as well as being a Fellow of the Energy Institute and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Darryl Dixon
General Manager – Carnforth

Darryl has been with ICR since conception in 2012 starting as Director then Business Development Director for Mechanical Services to the onshore market predominantly defence, oil and gas and wider energy sectors. Early In 2021 Darryl became General Manager of the new ICR Carnforth facility focusing on the delivery of additional services ICR offer including Technowrap composite repair , Leak Sealing and Quickflange which are complementary to the traditional On-Site Machining and Hydraulic Bolt Tensioning service lines.

Darryl started as an apprentice Mechanical fitter for VSEL on Trident nuclear submarine going on to study Mechanical Engineering at Liverpool University. Darryl has a total of 36 years’ experience in engineering across a wide range or industries and has worked in a variety of international locations.

Darryl is a keen cyclist along with many other outdoor activities. He has a passion for raising money and organising annual sporting events to raise funds for local charities.

Katie Francis
Human Resources Director

Katie joined ICR in 2018 and has led the HR function through significant change and growth. As HR Director, Katie will continue to lead the HR strategy and people agenda, to support our continued growth and energy transition for the future.

Prior to joining ICR, she spent a lot of her career with operator Maersk Oil, working in the UK and leading various international projects, latterly she spent 3 years working in the Middle East region.
Katie’s focus and pride is in delivering a professional service, playing a key part in defining the business strategy and as a result the organisational culture, through partnering with the business to understand their needs, with people at the forefront.

She holds first class degree in Management with HRM, an MSc in Human Resource Management and is a Chartered Member of the CIPD.

Steve Jennings
Business Manager – Quickflange

Steve has led the Quickflange™ Business Unit within ICR since 2019 and supports the team responsible for our range of Weldless Connectors.

Steve started his career as a Toolmaker at BAE before gaining his degree in Mechatronics and becoming more involved in the design of Mechanical Connectors. He has been involved with the design, delivery, and qualification of Mechanical Connectors globally since 2006. Ranging from Mooring Systems for FPSO’s and Floating Assets Offshore in West Africa, Australia and the Gulf of Mexico through to Subsea and Topside Pipeline Connections up to 42’’ for key clients such as BP, Equinor and Total.

Hollie Lawson
Corporate Development Director & ESG Champion

Hollie joined ICR in 2014 as Group Commercial Manager, in 2016 she was promoted to Group Commercial and Procurement Director leading and establishing the commercial and procurement function whilst developing and implementing robust processes and a team to support delivery against ICRs growth strategy, commercial activity and delivering major contracts. In 2020, Hollie was promoted to Corporate Development Director a role which provides oversight on delivery of the ICR business plan and supports the business in delivering against strategic objectives concentrating on internationalisation and energy transition.

Hollie is passionate about ICR, the environment and equal opportunities and is focussed on improvement, her role of ESG Champion encompasses this. The role involves all aspects of ICR’s ESG journey, including baselining data, target setting, delivering an annual impact report and engaging with our people.

Hollie holds a Masters degree in Oil and Gas Law from RGU, an LLB hons from the University of Aberdeen and achieved MCIPS Chartership in Procurement and Supply.

Ross McHardy
Ross McHardy
Group Director

As Group Director, Ross heads up the repair division including the Technowrap, Quickflange, Mechanical Services and Leak Sealing business lines. He has responsibility for ensuring ICR deliver a first class service to our clients and will focus on supporting the continued global growth and diversification of the business.

Ross has a BEng in Civil and an MSc in Offshore Engineering and is Charted Structural Engineer to background. He has a 30 years of industry experience and has held senior roles in a number of oil and gas operators including TAQA and EnQuest and latterly at service company EnerMech, where he headed up the Europe and Africa business cross-sector. Ross has experience in Engineering, Operations and Projects with a strong business bias and a passion for developing people and high performing teams.

Alan McQuade
Group Managing Director

Alan joined ICR’s Board in 2018 as Chief Financial Officer and has played a pivotal role in restructuring the business and developing the company’s strategic focus on new international and industrial markets. He was appointed Group Managing Director in 2021.

Alan has held senior roles in private equity backed businesses since 2014, latterly as CFO of two of Acteon Group’s operating companies with operations in the UK, Germany and Singapore. He previously spent 6 years as part of PwC’s Transaction Services team, involved in financial due diligence and restructuring for both corporate and institutional clients internationally and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ICAS) in 2006.

Henning Petersen
General Manager – Norway

Henning joined the company in 2019 as Sales Manager and has played a big role in developing the Norway market before becoming General Manager for Norway in 2021. Prior to joining ICR, he worked as a Business developer and also has experience from offshore international. He holds a degree in Petroleum Technology and has over 10 years of experience in the Oil & Gas Industry.

Niall Pirie
Niall Pirie
Finance Director

Niall joined ICR in 2022, and is responsible for the Finance team and regulatory compliance.

Niall is a chartered accountant and spent 13 years in mid tier and big 4 accounting firms working in a variety of roles, predominantly as an auditor, but also providing advisory support to businesses in a variety of industries. In 2013 Niall joined a private equity-backed business in the oil and gas industry as a Financial Controller prior to taking on the Finance Director role in 2018.

Ewan Robertson
Global Composite Repair Director

Ewan Robertson is one of ICR’s longest standing employees having started as a Senior Technician for Walker Technical Resources back in 1997. With over 25 years’ experience in the Oil & Gas industry, Ewan progressed through the business in a number of operational management roles and has been key to the growth and development of the company.

With a BA (Hons) in Public Policy and Management Studies from Robert Gordon University, Ewan has supported ICR’s market entry strategies into new international sectors and geographical locations.  Ewan understands the complexities of operating and setting up supply chains and operational bases in new territories, including Australia, Canada and the Middle East.

David Sedge
David Sedge
President, Americas

Dave is President of ICR’s business in the Americas. His role spans the US, Canada, Latin America & the Caribbean. Dave oversees all elements of ICR’s operations in region. He was appointed in October 2022, when he joined after spending 12 years with Wood where latterly he was Vice President of Growth & Development for Wood’s operations business in the Americas.

Dave has more than 25 years’ industry experience, spent in a variety of operational and functional leadership positions and being actively engaged with various industry and governmental representative bodies. Prior to joining Wood in 2010, Dave worked for BP and General Electric, living and working in various international locations including the UK, Africa, Asia, Europe and Australia.

He is an incorporated mechanical engineer, a member of both the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He holds master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from Louisiana State University (LSU) and a BEng in mechanical engineering from Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Scotland.

Alan Simpson
Business Manager – Chemical Injection

Alan joined Chemical Injection Utilities in 2004 and has progressed through the business in a number of operational management roles and now leads ICRs chemical injection division as business unit manager.

Alan’s degree in Mechanical Engineering combined with his unrivalled product knowledge and ability to deliver large scale projects, combined with a strong daily rental service business, has resulted in significant growth for the pump division.

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Frankie Suarez
Global Director Sky-Futures™

Frankie leads the global Sky-Futures™ Team that has delivered operations in more than 40 countries. Frankie started his career with Sky-Futures™ as a Remote Pilot in 2014 and brings significant experience and understanding of the daily operations cycle, having personally delivered operations across 6 continents. Frankie has developed the standards that Sky-Futures™ operate under today and brings a wealth of Military and Commercial UAS experience to the company. Frankie’s remit covers the managed service, regulations, training, our partner network and all health and safety associated with UAS operations.

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Ife Unigwe
Business Manager – Integrity Monitoring

Ife became a member of the ICR leadership team in August 2020 responsible for managing the integrity monitoring solutions with a focus on business growth and market expansion.

Prior to acquisition by ICR, Ife worked for North East Corrosion Engineers (NECE), joining in January 2010 as a Graduate Engineer/Oilfield Scientist where he worked on various offshore installations supporting corrosion monitoring and microbiology projects. He is a PMI-PMP and PMI-ACP certified Project Manager with an MSc degree in Environmental Microbiology from the University of Aberdeen.

Andy Ward
Andy Ward
Group Director

Andy is a member of the ICR Integrity Board and joined the team in 2022 to provide a focus on domestic and international business growth across onshore market sectors.

Andy holds a BEng (Hons) in Metallurgy and Engineering Materials and his early career saw him engaged extensively on the provision of engineering and technical services to facilitate the safe and compliant life extension of industrial plant assets globally. Laterally, as a Senior Director on the Executive Leadership Team of a large multinational engineering company, he led a global Asset Management business of >200 staff across multiple industry sectors, with a strong focus on both domestic and international nuclear markets.

In addition to developing sustainable international business portfolios within Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia, Andy has enjoyed being a part of the World’s first nuclear fusion reactor project in France and, more recently, providing Board level leadership engagement in a multinational corporate entity sale process.

Andy is a trained workplace mental health champion and, outside of work, is an outdoor activity enthusiast with a keen interest in fitness, sport, and travel.