LEADERSHIP.

Underpinning our culture of attracting and nurturing high-calibre personnel to deliver clever thinking to our industry.
Leadership Team
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STEVE SWINDELL
MANAGING DIRECTOR

A founding partner of Xodus in 2005, Steve joined the energy industry in 1990 after graduating with a BSc in Chemical Engineering. With extensive sectoral knowledge and process engineering experience, Steve is a highly respected field development specialist and has established robust, flexible and highly successful operations and delivery model at Xodus. 

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TRACEY HART
GROUP HR DIRECTOR

Tracey is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and is responsible for providing the strategic direction for Xodus’ people initiatives. She has successfully expanded the HR function internationally and provides her learning and development expertise to support the company as it grows and diversifies. 

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RICHARD MAY
FINANCE DIRECTOR

Richard is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) and has more than 15 years’ experience in a range of industries. Prior to joining Xodus, he worked in a variety of corporate finance roles and was most recently the finance director of the life of field business of a large subsea engineering company. 

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JONATHAN FULLER
DIRECTOR OF ADVISORY

Jon is responsible for our advisory offering. With a background in reservoir engineering, Jon and his team provide advice concerning M&A, reserves evaluation and management, field development, disputes and restructuring. Jon holds an MBA from INSEAD, an Engineering Science degree from Oxford and a Masters in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot-Watt. 

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SIMON ALLISON
ASIA PACIFIC REGIONAL DIRECTOR

Simon has a background in process and flow assurance engineering with more than 20 years in the energy industry covering offshore, onshore, oil, gas, LNG and alternative energies. Simon has a passion for developing people in a team environment and maintains a broad range of experience across business development, new technologies and industry trends. 

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REBECCA HEWLETT
DIRECTOR OF RENEWABLES & ENVIRONMENT

Rebecca is an environmental and social impact assessment specialist with more than 20 years of consultancy experience since gaining her MSc in Aquatic Ecology. She has a wide range of ecological, biodiversity and sustainability experience gained across various industries and is responsible for strategic direction and support to our clients. 

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MIKE PUTRINO
DIGITAL DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Mike is leading Xodus’ Digitalisation and Software Development capabilities. He has experience in engineering automation, intelligent remote operations, production assurance and process monitoring across the whole energy industry. 

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PETER TIPLER
SALES & MARKETING DIRECTOR

Since joining as a graduate, Peter has benefitted from our culture of freedom and empowerment, enabling him to take on various roles throughout the company. Gaining experience across advisory, project development and operations, he established our decommissioning business and was responsible for developing our renewables business into the world-leading offering it is today. 

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ANDREW WYLIE
EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA (EMEA) REGIONAL DIRECTOR

Andrew has a Masters in Mechanical Engineering and started his career as a project engineer specialising in the design, manufacture and installation of flexible pipes. He switched to engineering consultancy, managing a range of FPSO FEED studies and realising his passion for people development, client satisfaction and the strength collaboration can bring. 

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ELLIOT MCDONALD
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS (HOUSTON)

Elliot currently manages our operations in Houston, Texas. As a consultant he is involved in a wide array of projects and initiatives across the industry drawing on his experience and the broad range of experts in Xodus to provide technical and commercial advice and support to our clients. 

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