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Flexlife has appointed two new directors in its Aberdeen and Newcastle offices.
Calum Buchanan joins Flexlife as projects director at the company’s global headquarters in Aberdeen, and Philip Surtees has been appointed as the new integrity management director, splitting his time between Aberdeen and Newcastle, according to a news release.
Buchanan brings more than 23 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, most recently having worked at RBG Ltd. where he held the position of marine and subsea director for six years. He also has previously worked as UK operations director for Core Tech Group and Core Technical Services, where he was managing director of the Far East division which he helped set up, the release said.
In his new role at Flexlife, he will oversee the planning, execution and closing of all Flexlife’s projects ensuring cost, time, scope and quality targets are achieved throughout, according to the release.
Surtees joins the team with more than 14 years of engineering experience, having developed his skills while completing an engineering apprenticeship in the Royal Navy between 1998 and 2006, the release said. He then progressed onto ABB Engineering Services where he spent five years in the position of inspection/integrity management manager before joining the Flexlife team.
In his new role, Surtees will be accountable for the management of all Flexlife’s subsea integrity management. He will also ensure the correct resources and competences are in place in order to maintain a robust and well-balanced department, according to the release.