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Alasdair Locke
Non-Executive Chairman
Mr Locke is the former executive chairman of Abbot Group plc, an oil services company which he founded
in 1992. It was listed on the London Stock Exchange from 1995 until its sale in 2008 for £906 million to Turbo Alpha Ltd, a company controlled by a US private equity fund. He sold his remaining interest in the Group and stepped down altogether in 2009.
His early career started in investment banking at Citigroup in 1974, where he specialised in shipping and oil.

Mr Locke was appointed to Hardy’s board as Non-Executive chairman in January 2012. He is also Chairman of Argenta Holdings plc, an unlisted
holding company which trades in Lloyds of London,
and Chairman of Ceramic Fuel Cells Limited. Mr Locke holds a History and Economics Degree from
Oxford. He was the recipient of the Grampian Industrialist of the Year (2001) award, the Scottish Business Achievement Awards Trust International Business Achievement Award (2000) and the Scottish
Business Achievement Awards Entrepreneur of the Year (1999).

  Ian MacKenzie
Chief Executive Officer
Mr MacKenzie has a proven track record of knowledge, experience and achievement of high performance in the management of oil and gas operations, technical support functions and major design and construction projects developed through 30 years in the oil and gas industry.

Mr MacKenzie was a group director and member of the executive team of KCA DEUTAG Drilling as well as director of several Group subsidiaries including Chairman of the main Norwegian operating entity KCA DEUTAG Norge A/S. Mr MacKenzie gained an honours degree in Engineering Science from Aberdeen University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Offshore Engineering from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. He was also has formal qualifications in Finance & Accounts. He is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, FEANI registered European Engineer, member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Energy Institute, Society of Petroleum Engineers and a past external examiner in the RGU Oil & Gas MSc course.
Peter Milne
Senior Non-Executive Director
Mr Milne has a proven track record in the oil sector. For over 15 years he was the finance director of Abbot
Group plc, the largest UK headquartered drilling contractor. During that period the company grew from being a largely UK focused business, with turnover of £50 million, into a global organisation with more than £1 billion turnover, operations in 20 countries and employing over 8,000 people. This transformation
was achieved through a strategy of organic and acquisition led growth. Mr Milne qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte in 1977 and
was an executive director of Abbot Group plc (a former FTSE 250 company) and KCA DEUTAG Drilling Group up until 2010.
Pradip Shah
Non-Executive Director
Mr Shah is the founder and chairman of IndAsia Fund Advisors Private Limited. He co-founded Indocean Fund in October 1994 with affiliates
of Soros Fund Management and Chemical Venture Partners and founded and managed CRISIL,
India’s first and largest credit agency in 1988. Mr Shah also assisted in setting up Housing Development Finance Company in 1977 and acted
as consultant to USAID, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. Mr Shah holds an MBA
from Harvard Business School and is a chartered accountant and cost accountant.
 
 
 
 

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