Key Personnel

The ability to deliver in accordance with our company values is primarily achieved through our people. A selection of our key senior resources are outlined below:

Paul Soutar

Managing Director

Paul is a chartered controls engineer with over 20 years’ industry experience mostly focused on the mature basin of the North Sea. Paul has a wide industry context through Tier 1 contractors, major operator experience and consultancy roles across offshore assets (both topsides and subsea) and onshore plants.

Paul has a strong operational and project understanding from detailed engineering support, of late this has been deployed in project and operational management with multiple operators.

Jerry Baker


Jerry is a chartered pipeline engineer with over 30 years’ industry experience (following an earlier career in the Merchant Navy).  He has worked for operators (as Pipeline TA), contractors and consultants, focussing mainly on the UKCS but also on the GoM, SE Asia and Australia.  Most of his experience has been in subsea integrity management.

Jerry has facilitated the Good Operational Practice Forum of the Pipeline Users Group for the past ten years and has a good understanding of the operator perspective regarding RBIM.  He has led numerous IM projects and is the author of several published guidelines and a number of technical papers.

Vere MacKenzie

Engineering / Studies / Design

Vere is a chartered civil engineer with over 40 years’ industry experience, of which 36 have been in the offshore oil and gas industry.  Vere’s experience has covered Operations support and Projects execution split across subsea facilities and floating production facilities in roughly equal proportion via employment within consultancies, major contractors and operators.

Vere has a strong attraction to engineering design and its processes and an affinity for analytical expertise that can break through to an effective resolution to a problem or project.

Sharon Annand

Business Services

Sharon provides senior services support to Samphire business and Client projects. With over 15 years’ experience in the Oil and Gas industry, Sharon has experience across asset management, logistics and project controls to Tier 1 contractors, small-medium operators and consultancies in both international and UK North Sea markets.