Our Team

Directors

Richard Round

Chairman

Richard has a successful track record in senior finance and leadership roles in a range of quoted and private companies. Most recently, he led the strategy and ultimate sale of hydro developer Green Highland Renewables. This followed his success in securing around £70 million of funding for the development of the Oyster wave power technology for Aquamarine Power. Prior to joining Aquamarine Power, Richard was Acting Chief Executive at quoted Novera Energy plc where he led the sale of the landfill gas, wind and hydro group. Richard has also held a number of finance director roles in the renewable, oil and gas service, coal and mining sectors with companies including Mining Scotland, Consolidated Supply Management, AIM-listed Anglo Asian Mining plc and Cambrain Mining plc.

Chris Fleming

CEO

Chris Fleming is recognised as a pioneer in the UAV inspection industry. Having personally carried out over 150 live flare inspections to date, he still leads field teams on the most technically challenging projects for Cyberhawk. As an offshore Inspection Engineer, Chris has spent the last 20 years working around the globe in Australia, Norway, the North Sea, the Middle East, Malaysia and Brunei. Prior to joining Cyberhawk, Chris specialised in FPSO operations with his last seven years on the Captain FPSO.

David McIntyre

CFO

David is an experienced Chief Financial Officer with a background in private equity backed companies, acquisitions, integrations and international expansion. Previously a Finance Director with Maintenance Management Ltd, and with experience working around the globe for companies including Diageo, Kwik-Fit Group and Thomson Reuters, he brings more than 30 years’ experience to the team. David offers a wealth of financial management experience, having worked with both multinational organisations and start-ups, and is an ICAS qualified Chartered Accountant.

Malcolm Connolly

Founder and Technical Director

Malcolm has over 10 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry in the field of inspection. Combined with an honours degree in Chemical Engineering, he has a broad perspective on both the access and process issues faced in the oil and gas sector and gives a unique insight into where UAVs can be deployed to the best advantage.

Philip Buchan

COO

Phil joined Cyberhawk in 2010 as part of the founding management team and in previous roles led Cyberhawk’s Finance and Sales & Marketing departments. An MBA, Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Phil has been at the forefront of introducing UAV inspection and asset management solutions in multiple sectors including oil & gas, electricity transmission, thermal & renewable power generation and civil infrastructure.

iHawk

Nick Stewart

CIO

Nick has a 15 year track record in IT and enterprise applications, successfully developing and delivering projects on geospatial data and data visualisation. He has also built applications for a range of banking and telephone companies as well as a mission planning system for NATO. Currently he leads the IT department in Cyberhawk and is responsible for the delivery of our industry leading asset management software, iHawk.

Rodrigo Duarte

Digital Asset Architect

Rodrigo is a Chartered Engineer with over 13 years of experience in the energy market, having previously worked for a major UK utility company. Having started his career in the development of wind energy projects, he has since moved into transmission and distribution inspection and maintenance. Rodrigo has a strong background in maintenance management and condition based maintenance with an insight into the health and safety standards of the industry. He holds an MSc in Mechanical Engineering and is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.

Sector Heads

Yi Xiang Wong

Inspection Manager

Xiang leads the Oil and Gas inspection team and carries out technically challenging inspections, including world firsts in coal-fired power plant furnace and cargo oil tanks within on-station FPSOs. Prior to joining Cyberhawk, Xiang was a Senior Integrity Engineer at Lloyd’s Register overseeing pressure systems of upstream production facilities on FPSOs in the North Sea. He holds an MSc in Corrosion Control Engineering, BEng in Mechanical Engineering, and is active in developing new inspection and asset management solutions.

Martin Campbell

Team Lead Utilities & Infrastructure

Martin leads Cyberhawk’s Utilities and Rail inspection teams, ensuring all data capture and reporting is completed successfully and to the highest possible standard every time. He has worked closely on iHawk, Cyberhawk’s cloud-based asset management tool throughout its development and leads the operational aspects of the iHawk platform. Martin started working with Cyberhawk in 2013, coming through the Graduate Program and progressing to the Team Lead role.

Christopher Wilson

Team Lead Renewables

Christopher holds MEng in Mechanical Engineering, specialising in advance materials engineering and energy systems. As Team Lead for Renewables, he works closely with Cyberhawk’s field teams to continually improve the efficiency of our inspection services, as well as developing our digital reporting solutions via iHawk Wind.

Survey

Stuart Thomas

Land Survey Manager

With 25 years’ experience working across the UK, USA and Australia, Stuart brings a wealth of knowledge of topographic surveying, 3D visualisation and volumetric analysis to Cyberhawk. He has worked extensively in the renewables, construction and waste management sectors. He leads our team of Land Surveyors and specialises in the acquisition of orthophotos and digital elevation models.

Operations

Iain Young

Operations Manager

Iain has over 20 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, predominantly within subsea inspection. As an offshore Inspection Engineer with a background in mechanical and electrical engineering, Iain was responsible for delivering pipeline inspection solutions worldwide including Middle East, Far East and USA. In his current role as Operations Manager, he is responsible for the overall delivery of Cyberhawk’s inspection services ensuring key personnel and equipment are in the right place at the right time, whilst exceeding customer expectations.

Bruce Irving

Chief Pilot

With over 20 years’ experience operating remotely piloted aircraft, Bruce is one of the global innovators within this rapidly developing sector. He has pioneered inspection techniques in over 20 countries and achieved a number of world first inspections. His specialist flying techniques have been developed over 2000 commercial flights across four continents in some of the harshest environments in the world. He holds an Instructor rating which enables him to examine pilots of remotely operated aircraft on behalf of the UK Civil Aviation Authority. He has been providing instruction in advanced inspection techniques for over seven years which has resulted in significant advancements in industry practices.

Douglas Reid

Equipment Manager

Having served in the Royal Air Force for 15 years as a Electrical and Avionic Systems Technician, working across aircraft such as Typhoon, Tornado F3 and Nimrod MR2, Douglas has extensive technical experience and training. This knowledge is key to the effective management of Cyberhawk’s UAV and vehicle fleet. Through the introduction of a high availability maintenance model utilising corrective, preventative and scheduled maintenance techniques, Douglas ensures we have the tools to get the job done safely, every time.

Sales

Jenny Adams

Sales & Marketing Manager

With a decade of experience in marketing and communications, Jenny leads Cyberhawk’s ongoing marketing projects including PR, digital, events and branding. Prior to joining Cyberhawk, she was Head of PR & Marketing at an integrated communications agency, working across the oil and gas, professional services and technology sectors. During the last ten years, Jenny has led major branding and repositioning campaigns, launched product and service lines around the globe and developed innovative digital marketing and social media strategies.

Patrick Saracco

Sales Director

Patrick has more than ten years’ experience in international sales and business development, working for a range of technology focused service companies across the energy sector. He leads Cyberhawk’s sales, marketing and proposals teams, using his in-depth understanding of our clients’ challenges and aspirations to create the solutions they need now and in the future. Patrick is responsible for building the credentials of Cyberhawk’s visual asset management platform, iHawk, as well as our world-leading UAV inspection and survey services.

 

Anthony Henry

Bid Manager

Anthony combines his finance background with over a decade of experience working in the energy industry to lead our Bid and Tendering team. He works closely with the sales and technical teams, to create solutions for customers from regular projects with longstanding clients to complex industry world firsts.