Aberdeen-based market intelligence and subsea consultancy, Archer Knight, has said that John Scrimgeour will join its board as non-executive chairman.
Scrimgeour has held numerous senior leadership positions throughout his career, including regional manager North West Europe for Suncor and general manager of overseas subsidiaries for Perenco and CMS in Tunisia, Congo, Gabon and Colombia.
He has also held several board positions, most notably with the OGTC, The Aberdeen Foyer and Opportunity North East.
“Adding John to the board is a major step forward for Archer Knight,” said David Sheret, Archer Knight co-founder and executive director. “We believe his experience, especially in the global energy sector, both in developed and emerging markets, will be invaluable as we continue to expand our service offering in the UK and internationally.”
John will join the board with immediate effect and support the company through their current equity raise, managed by energy & natural resources advisory practice, Gneiss Energy.
Co-founder and executive director, Mike Watson, added: “We needed someone with the ability to support David and myself whilst further strengthening our experience, credibility and drive. John ticked all the boxes and we welcome him on board. I’m confident that John will make an important contribution to the company.”
Equally optimistic, Scrimgeour said: “I’ve known David and Mike for over 10 years and I’ve always been impressed with their industry knowledge, attitude and drive. They’ve identified a gap in a very competitive market and developed innovative products whilst delivering complex project support to an impressive array of clients for such a young company. I’m delighted to be joining their board and I look forward to helping the company grow.”
Scrimgeour has personally invested in Archer Knight and is said to be confident that the company, started in 2016 during the industry downturn, can build on its success to date.
“Unlike many start-ups the company has generated profitable sales from day one. Mike and David have taken a £6,000 investment from their own pockets and within two years have a well-established company with more than 37 clients across the private, public, educational and financial energy related sectors. My own personal investment underpins just how much potential I see in Archer Knight,” Scrimgeour said.