Management

  • Mr Perry Kennedy

    Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

  • Mr James Parsons

    Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Mr Perry Kennedy

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Mr Perry Kennedy joined the Group as CEO in April 2018 with a distinguished career of global leadership experience across the offshore and marine support industries. He held senior executive and management roles at GulfMark Offshore, Cable and Wireless Marine and McDermott, and has worked in and led organizations across Europe, Africa, the Americas, and Asia. He also has a track record of driving business change, modernization, and sales and profit growth.

Prior to joining the Group, Perry was CEO of Chowgule's Lavgan Yard, India's flagship rig and ship refit facility. Before this, he spent 12 years at GulfMark Offshore, Inc. capping as Group Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer for global operations and several years as Managing Director of EMEA operations, the company's largest region.

Within a decade of earlier education to Class-1 Marine Engineer, Perry held chief engineering postings on several offshore construction vessels around the world, subsequently leading senior teams in various engineering, operational and commercial capacities with large companies in the oil & gas as well as marine sectors.

He served for 5 years on the Board of the UK Chamber of Shipping where he was Chairman of their offshore division and has enjoyed seats on several sector-related Boards.

Mr James Parsons

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Mr James Parsons was appointed as Managing Director in March 2018 and then as Chief Operating Officer in November 2018. Prior to joining the Group, he has had extensive experience and exposure to business transformation and operations within the multinational maritime and oil and gas industries. After a 15-year career as an Officer in the Australian Army, James worked within the fields of Project Management and Business Consulting in both Australia and Scandinavia. Over the past 16+ years, James has operated across Australasia, North and South East Asia and Europe performing roles at the CEO, Managing Director, General Manager and Global Corporate Functional levels within recognized corporations such as the Wilhelmsen and Swire Groups. James is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Australia and has a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Business from James Cook and Newcastle Universities in Australia. James has also completed the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD, Fontainebleau.

Ms Victoria Yong

Senior Vice President, Finance

Ms Victoria Yong joined the Group as Senior Vice President, Finance in March 2018. Prior to joining the Group, she was the Chief Financial Officer of Katrina Group Ltd, a Catalist company on the Singapore Exchange and General Manager of Corporate Affairs of Makino China Co., Ltd before that. Between 1997 and 2015, she held various finance positions working in the capacity as Financial Controller and Operations Director in multi-national corporations and Singapore listed companies in the manufacturing, energy and engineering sectors. In the course of her profession, she has gained valuable regional experience from her postings to countries such as the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Myanmar. Victoria holds a Master's Degree in Business (Professional Accounting), a Graduate Diploma in Accounting from Victoria University of Technology (Australia) and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from RMIT (Australia). She is a non-practising member of both the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (CA Singapore) and Australia Society of Certified Practising Accountants (CPA Australia).

Ms Jae Teo

Deputy Chief Administrative Officer

Ms Jae Teo was appointed Deputy Chief Administrative Officer in February 2016, responsible for cross-functional solutions and aligning business processes and controls across the Group. Jae began her career in the banking industry before joining the Group's production departments in January 2011, subsequently becoming Senior Business Process Manager. She has been involved in several key projects including the Initial Public Offering of the Group, the ERP implementation and acquisition projects which involved Group-wide process integration.