Steve Swindell

Managing Director

Steve Swindell is a founding partner and Operations Director of Xodus Group. Steve entered the oil and gas industry in 1990 after graduating with a BSc in Chemical Engineering in South Africa in 1985. He went on to gain extensive sectoral knowledge and process engineering experience and is a highly respected field development specialist in the oil and gas industry today.

After a 15 year career with Genesis Oil & Gas Consultants, Steve moved on to start up Xodus Group and, with a focus on operations, Steve established a robust, flexible and highly successful operations and delivery model. Under Steve’s stewardship today Xodus offers world-class technical expertise across its international offices.

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Tracey Hart

HR Director

Tracey is responsible for leading the delivery of HR services across all Xodus’ offices. Since joining Xodus Group in 2010, Tracey has successfully built a global HR team and has introduced procedures services and standards to support the company as it grows and diversifies.

Tracey entered the HR profession in 2005 after a career in operation management in the retail sector. Prior to joining Xodus, Tracey was an HR Business Partner at Compass Group Ltd where she was responsible for providing HR management to an operational team in the UK and international offshore and marine division.

She is a chartered member of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and has HR experience in several different industries, including retail, financial services, facility services, hospitality and offshore contracting and consulting.

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Andrew Wylie

Operations Director, Scotland & Norway

Andrew joined Xodus Group at the start of 2010 and is responsible for the Scotland and Norway operation. Andrew is a Charted Mechanical Engineer and has many years of subsea project management experience for both FEED and EPIC scale projects across UK and Norwegian waters.

Andrew was previously the Scotland Subsea Manager for Xodus Group and has a comprehensive flexible pipe design, manufacture and installation knowledge as a result of various positions within installation contractors and other consultancies. His experience covers the complete project lifecycle from concept, FEED, detailed design, procurement, subsea construction through to commissioning.

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Rebecca Hewlett

Operations Director, London & Middle East

Rebecca Hewlett is an Environmental Consultant with over 20 years of experience in energy and infrastructure consenting. As a specialist in Environmental and Social Impact Assessment she has worked on a wide range of scopes including; ExxonMobil’s PNG LNG project, Chevron’s Rosebank West of Shetland FPSO and pipeline development, Woodside’s deepwater SNE development in Senegal, EDP Renovais’ Moray East Offshore Wind Array and SSE’s Orkney and Shetland electricity interconnector projects.

She has been involved with a range of onshore projects including water and gas pipelines in Victoria Australia, and roads and bridges in Scotland. She has also been involved in the consenting of various wave and tidal devices in Australia and Scotland.

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Simon Allison

Operations Director, APAC

Simon joined Xodus in 2011 initially based in the Aberdeen Headquarters before relocating to Perth, Australia. He is an experienced process and flow assurance engineer with more than 20 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry covering a range of disciplines including study and department management, field development, feasibility and screening studies, bid preparation and conceptual studies, FEED and detail design, operational support and commissioning.

He has project and operations experience in many countries including Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, UK, Ireland, Russia & Angola. Prior to joining Xodus, Simon held process engineering and flow assurance positions at several engineering consultancies and operators. Currently responsible for Xodus' Australian office and interests throughout the Asia Pacific region.

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Jonathan Fuller

Vice President, Advisory

Jon has more than 20 years international oil company and service company experience. He is responsible for Xodus’ Advisory offering and his clients include E&P organisations, governments, and Investment institutions (debt, equity, and high yield) in Energy, Infrastructure, and Services. The advice is technical and commercial, and global in nature – concerning M&A, Reserves Evaluation and Management (including CPR’s), Field Development, Disputes and Restructuring.

The Advisory team advises globally on between $6 and $12 billion worth of assets on a rolling 12 month basis. A Reservoir Engineer by background, Jon began his career in the North Sea with Elf, and then moved internationally with TOTAL. He then joined Schlumberger in a variety of commercial roles after an MBA from INSEAD. Additionally he has an Engineering Science degree from Oxford University, and a Masters in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot-Watt.

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Peter Tipler

Renewables Director

Peter is responsible for the Renewables business at Xodus. With experience across advisory (lenders technical advisor and disputes), project development, operation and decommissioning projects, Peter brings a full lifecycle and multi-perspective angle to Xodus’ Renewables offering.

Peter joined Xodus at the start of 2009 as a graduate consultant in the environment division. Peter’s drive and commitment to forging successful relationships, delivering high quality advice and commercially savvy business, coupled with freedom allowed by Xodus, enabled Peter to move around the business. Peter led the Environmental Impact Assessment team and subsequently established the Decommissioning business capitalising on the opportunities offered by a low oil price environment.

Peter is proud to be leading the drive for Xodus to embrace the global energy transition by actively pursuing energy solutions which are technically, economically, ethically and environmentally sustainable.

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Blair McKenzie

Finance Director

Blair joined Xodus in October 2017. Blair is a Chartered Accountant with 20 years experience working in Oil and Gas having worked in numerous Operators and Service Companies with a broad experience in all aspects of Finance including Management and Statutory Reporting, Cash and Treasury Management, M&A and Tax. Having worked in many countries including UK, Norway, Netherlands, Russia, US, Columbia and Australia, Blair brings a broad and diverse outlook on all matters both Financial and Commercial, key to running a successful and integrated Finance department.

Prior to joining Xodus Blair worked in a number of large service companies and more recently in smaller consultancy companies in both the reporting and M&A side of things dealing with both internal and external stakeholders ranging from Private Equity companies to large institutional investors.

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