Board of directors

The Board comprises two executive directors and three independent non-executive directors

Alasdair MacDonald

Chief Executive Officer

Ally joined Tekmar in 2013 and has over 30 years’ experience in the energy sector. Ally has held senior executive positions including CEO at Wellstream Holdings plc, a FTSE 250 company, 19 years with Technip including Managing Director of Technip Umbilicals Limited, and has held various Director roles within Private Equity backed businesses.

Derek Bulmer

Chief Financial Officer

Derek joined Tekmar in 2021 and has significant experience in senior finance and management roles at public companies including, most recently, as Chief Financial Officer and in house counsel at AIM listed radiation detection technology company Kromek Group plc for ten years between 2010 and 2020. Prior to Kromek, Derek built significant financial and legal experience at Bass plc, AWG plc and Ibstock plc, as well as a number of privately owned companies across a range of industries including the energy industry. Derek qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1992 and as a Barrister in 2010, being a member of the Middle Temple.

Julian Brown

Non-Executive Chairman

Julian is a prominent figure within the UK Renewables market, with a wealth of experience in the sector. He is currently Vice President and UK Country Manager for MHI Vestas Offshore, the leading wind turbine manufacturer. He is former Chair of RenewableUK, the UK’s leading renewable energy trade association. Other former roles include co founder and Chair of 8.2Aarufield, UK Director of AREVA Wind, a founding partner of the globally respected renewables consultancy BVG Associates Limited, and Managing Director of Vestas Blades UK (formerly NEG Micon Rotors Limited), which was the largest renewables manufacturing supply chain employer in the UK during his employment.

Christopher Gill

Non-Executive Director

Chris, a Chartered Accountant, has extensive private and plc experience in the engineering, fast moving consumer goods, manufacturing and energy sectors. He was Finance Director at Domnick Hunter Group plc, an international filtration business, for 7 years before moving to become Finance Director at Wellstream Holdings plc, the FTSE250 designers, manufacturers and supplier of flexible pipeline product to the offshore oil industry. Subsequently, Chris was director and CFO of SMD Limited, a designer, engineer and assembler of remotely controlled subsea equipment to the oil and gas, offshore renewables, telecommunications and mining industries. Chris’ experience also includes being CFO of Seanamic Group, a private equity backed buy and build sub-sea engineering business, and Senior Independent Director and Audit Committee Chairman of AIM quoted Stadium Group plc.

Ian Ritchey

Non-Executive Director

Ian is an experienced engineering leader with a strong track record of delivery in the Energy, Aerospace, Defence, and Marine sectors. Ian has nearly 30 years’ experience in the engineering industry, including 20 years in senior leadership positions with Rolls-Royce plc, where he held key roles including: Head of Aerospace Research and Technology, Defence Engineering Director and Executive VP Engineering and Technology – Commercial Marine. Most recently, he was Group Chief Engineer, leading the Engineering function across the business. Ian has degrees from Cambridge and Stanford Universities. He is an Honorary Professor at Durham University, a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the IMechE and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, where he currently Chairs the Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Group