David has over 30 years’ experience in the energy industry and joined Proserv in May 2018, first as its Chief Executive Officer, and since July 2022, as Chairman. David is also a member of the Scottish Government’s Ministerial Trade Board, which was established to support and boost Scotland’s exports and a non-executive director of the Energy Transition Zone, which has a pivotal role in establishing the North East of Scotland as a global leader in energy transition to net zero.
Prior to joining Proserv, David was CEO of JDR Cable Systems. He has also held the positions of UK President for Aker Solutions, leading a combination of Aker’s portfolio businesses across the subsea, topsides and engineering sectors and of Director of Global Subsea Operations for FMC Technologies.
Chief Executive Officer
Davis Larssen has more than 25 years’ experience in the energy industry and is the CEO of the UK based global controls technology company Proserv. Davis is driving an extensive digitalisation strategy across his team’s solutions and offerings, as well as a proactive pivot into the renewables sector, focused on offshore wind, by harnessing Proserv’s expertise in control system integration and subsea environments. He first joined the company as its CFO and Executive VP back in 2010 before subsequently taking on the roles of COO and Chief Strategy Officer.
Previously, Davis spent two years as CFO at Bateman Litwin, a UK AIM listed EPC company. Earlier in his career, Davis held various finance and leadership positions at Vetco Gray (now part of Baker Hughes), as well as spending eight years at Schlumberger across various posts working in Europe, the US and the Middle East. Davis is a CIMA qualified accountant with an MBA from Erasmus University.
Chief Financial Officer
Mark is an FCCA qualified accountant with extensive experience in senior leadership roles across multiple functions within the energy sector. As Proserv CFO, Mark is primarily responsible for providing financial and strategic support to the global operations, commercial and sales executives, whilst retaining overall accountability for the creation and execution of Proserv’s financial, legal and IT support function strategies.
After qualifying in 2004 whilst working in public practice, Mark spent seven years in international roles with Baker Hughes, where he oversaw business and finance function transformations in Europe, North Africa and North America, before returning to the UK in 2013. Since then, Mark has supported private equity firms to build and execute their portfolio strategies, and most recently spent three years as CEO of an international engineering company.
Chief Technology Officer
Tore Erntsen is based in Trondheim, Norway and was appointed Proserv’s Chief Technology Officer in 2019. He was previously Vice President (VP), Engineering and Technology, within the firm’s subsea controls operation.
Working in collaboration with fellow senior management and his global team, Tore spearheads Proserv’s five-year technology roadmap, exploring emerging technologies, recommending strategy and the innovation of new solutions. He oversees the company’s industry standards responsibilities, academic links and technical community programmes.
Before joining Proserv in 2012, Tore was VP of Technology and Engineering for Subsea Controls at Weatherford, starting his career at Siemens in 1997.
A proven and experienced leader, Tore holds an MSc in Engineering and ICT from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He has received industry-wide recognition for his technology leadership, through the expansion of Proserv’s team at its Trondheim facility and its status as a Technology Centre of Excellence.
Senior Vice President, Operations
Geert began his career in the energy industry in 1993 working in Great Yarmouth for Brisco Engineering, which was eventually acquired by Proserv in 2012. Early in his career, Geert was involved in control system build as a technician and later spent 12 years working offshore installing and supporting the global customer base for control systems. This experience has given him an in-depth knowledge of Proserv’s product lines and customer needs.
Geert has worked for Proserv since 2012 and has held several senior leadership roles in business development, aftermarket service and regional operations management in the UK, United States of America and South East Asia. He is currently responsible for the global leadership of all Proserv manufacturing locations, delivering high quality products to the energy industry from our 13 sites.
Senior Vice President, Sales and Strategic Accounts
Iain commenced his career in the Royal Navy as an aircraft engineer before moving into Oil and Gas with Halliburton in Aberdeen. He has amassed 30 years in the sector across offshore, operational and both regional and senior management roles. During his time in the industry, Iain has worked for companies including Vetco Gray and GE, spending several years being based in Nigeria, Singapore and Malaysia.
Iain joined Proserv in 2012 as the firm’s Far East & Asia Regional President. After four years in that post, Iain returned to the UK to head up Proserv’s global subsea controls operation from its Subsea Centre of Excellence in Great Yarmouth, before ultimately taking on his present senior leadership team position.
Vice President, Renewables
A mechanical engineer by training, Paul Cook has a control systems background and possesses 15 years’ experience in the energy industry, encompassing a broad range of roles including commercial, sales and product management. Paul commenced his career in energy at global E&P company Perenco before joining Proserv in 2009. During his time at the company, Paul has delivered numerous strategic projects and spent almost two years based at Proserv’s site in Houston, Texas from 2015-16.
Since 2017, Paul has led Proserv’s global Renewables roadmap and strategy, transitioning the company into the wider energy sector. A key part of this has been driving the development and rollout of ground-breaking technologies for offshore wind through the creation of highly innovative technology partnerships and consortia, alongside securing key government funding and industrial sponsorship.
Vice President, Digital Innovation
Stuart has 15 years’ experience in the energy industry and has been with Proserv since 2013. He leads Proserv’s digital strategy which is founded upon innovate and disruptive technology and focused on developing offerings that enhance the existing business as well as accelerating Proserv’s entry into new segments. He is constantly exploring collaborative, seed funding and acquisition opportunities for the company portfolio.
Stuart has held several senior positions at Proserv covering Business Development, Product Management and General Management. He has run operational facilities in Nigeria and Indonesia, driven disruptive technology developments and devised growth and transformation strategies.
Before joining Proserv he brought with him experience of working in technology start-ups, notably leading the systems engineering efforts for a pioneering tidal turbine. His foundations are in new technology development and the application of existing technology in innovate ways to solve some of the energy industries biggest challenges.
Vice President, Services
Angus Rodger is both Vice President of Services and General Manager (GM) at its major service facility in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Angus first joined Proserv as a graduate engineer in 2013 based in Aberdeen and since then has undertaken a wide range of roles, spanning several continents. In 2016, he moved to Singapore as GM with his brief including decommissioning and offshore field services. After moving back to the UK, to Great Yarmouth, Angus was appointed Proserv’s Global Sales Operations Manager before taking on the responsibility of Director of Business Development & Marketing. Angus moved to the UAE in January of 2020, and despite the challenges of the global pandemic, he has overseen a relocation to a new state-of-the-art facility in Abu Dhabi, the doubling of his team’s headcount and the acquisition of a specialist regional business to significantly complement Proserv’s service offering. In 2022, Angus was appointed VP Services to lead Proserv’s global service offering.
Vice President, Human Resources
Morag has 20 years’ HR generalist experience in the energy industry and has been with Proserv since 2018. Morag leads Proserv’s global team of HR professionals in the delivery of all generalist HR activities, including recruitment, employee relations, talent management, compensation & benefits, change management and learning & development, while delivering against the HR strategy. A champion of engagement and culture, Morag is helping to build and foster a culture of trust across Proserv, encouraging open and transparent communication across the organisation, helping employees to understand and live the Proserv FRESH values through effective programmes that promote engagement.
Prior to joining Proserv, Morag held a number of senior HR roles at Wood, Subsea 7 and Technip FMC.
Vice President, QHSE
Simon Harvey has over 20 years’ experience in various operational roles across two industry sectors, Energy and Automotive, and now Proserv’s VP of QHSE. Simon is driving continuous improvement across the organisation with a focus on problem solving, process alignment and delivering proactive safety initiatives in support of our goal to deliver products and services on time, right first time, every time all while ensuring that everyone gets home safe, every day.
He first joined the company as Procurement Manager in 2015 before subsequently taking on the roles of General Manager (Artemis House, Great Yarmouth), Director of Supply Chain and Operations (subsea controls sites) and Director of Operational Improvement (all Sites). Previously, Simon spent two years in a supply chain role at McLaren Automotive, the road car division of the McLaren Group. Earlier in his career, Simon held various positions at Lotus Cars Ltd across manufacturing engineering, logistics, production and material planning and ERP.
Vice President, Commercial
Ewen has over 25 years broad industry experience and has been involved with Proserv since 2010, first as an independent commercial advisor and latterly as the Vice President, Commercial since 2018. In his current role, Ewen leads the company’s proposals function, its overseas partnerships, and supports the delivery of the growth strategy through M&A activities and our pivot into digital and renewables markets.
Prior to joining Proserv, Ewen’s career has centred around organisations going through periods of significant change, from new market entry and supporting accelerated growth, to improving the commerciality and operational effectiveness of an international airport and oil and gas shipping and logistics terminals.