To be the global market leader in engineered solutions for working safely in hazardous environments.
Executive Chairman, Phil Maxted
Phil was appointed executive Chairman of Safehouse Limited in October 2015 having spent over 35 years working in the global Oil, petrochem and power generation industries.
A large portion of his career was spent with Hydratight Limited, where he held many senior level positions and was instrumental in leading the organisation to become a global provider of specialist on site services.
His remit is to guide Safehouse to broaden its product offering, expand geographically and to target and integrate strategic acquisitions. In addition to Safehouse, Phil also provides consultancy services to a number of oil and gas related businesses and investment groups.
Director, Allan Ralston
Allan joined Safehouse in May 2014 as Operations Director and held direct responsibility for all business activities across upstream, midstream and downstream sectors throughout Europe, Caspian and Africa. Allan is now responsible for driving international business growth across our target markets.
Prior to joining Safehouse, Allan was Regional Director with Hertel and served on the Board of the Offshore Contracting Association (OCA). He also spent 15 years in the aerospace and defence industry with BAE Systems, holding key roles in operations, strategy and laterally programme management; most notably as Head of Major Subcontracts on the nation’s flagship Aircraft Carrier Programme, where he was responsible for £800m portfolio of engineering, procurement and construction contracts across the UK.
Allan has an MBA with Distinction from Strathclyde University.
Finance Director, Rick Clark
Rick was appointed Finance Director of Safehouse in January 2014 and is CFO of Starn Energy Services Group, of which Safehouse is the principal subsidiary. His remit includes ensuring that Safehouse has the people, systems and controls in place to sustain its global presence and to support its drive for organic and acquisition-led growth.
For six years prior to joining the team at Safehouse Rick was Group Finance Director at Reservoir Group, where he oversaw more than 20 acquisitions and led the corporate team during its private equity-backed ownership. As CFO at ALS Oil and Gas during 2013, Rick oversaw the effective transition of the corporate functions of Reservoir Group into ALS Limited.
Rick was previously a partner for over 15 years with KPMG, specialising in audit and assurance services, but also has significant experience in M&A activity.
He is a trustee of Dundee Heritage Trust, a charity that owns and manages two independent museums in Dundee.
Non-Executive Director, Rob Pinchbeck
Rob has 40 years of leadership experience in international oil and gas. He was appointed Non-Executive Director of Starn Energy Services Group in March 2014, of which Safehouse is the principal subsidiary.
He holds multiple leadership positions within oil production and oil services, serving as Non-Executive Director of AIM-listed Enteq Upstream plc, Non-Executive Director of AIM-listed iGas Plc, Director of IDM Limited and Non-Executive Chairman of PTS Consulting Group Limited.
During almost ten years with Petrofac Limited, Rob founded and led the Operations Services division, and was Group Director of Strategy.
In previous years he held a number of positions including Non-Executive Director of Severn Energy International Limited, Non-Executive Chairman of Sparrows Group and prior to this spent 21 years with BP.
Non-Executive Director, Allister Langlands
Allister was appointed as Non-Executive Director of Safehouse in 2014, having spent 35 years in a number of leading international organisations.
He retired as Chairman of John Wood Group PLC in 2014, having previously served as Chief Executive (2007 – 2012), Deputy Chief Executive (1999 – 2006) and Group Finance Director (1991 – 1999).
As a key member of the senior management team, Allister was instrumental in Wood Group’s revenue growth from less than US $200 million in 1990, to over $7 billion revenue in 2013.
He currently serves as Chairman of Maven Income and Growth VCT 5 PLC, is Senior Independent Director of Exova Group plc and also a Non-Executive Director of WS Atkins plc and Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust plc. Allister serves on the Investment Committee of Simmonds Private Equity Funds I & II and is a Director of a number of private companies.