Offshore support vessel specialist Sentinel Marine has named a new chief financial officer (CFO).
John Black, who spent 20 years as partner at accountancy Anderson, Anderson and Brown, joins the firm at its Aberdeen headquarters.
Mr Black replaces Vincent Slattery, who was appointed Sentinel CFO in 2013. The firm has been asked to clarify Mr Slattery’s position.
It comes as Sentinel Marine, which also operates out of Singapore, enters the third phase of a £150million investment programme for 12 new emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRVs), with phase two completed last year.
The final three ships are currently under construction at the Fjuian shipyard in China and are due to enter the fleet over the next 18 months.
CEO Rory Deans said: “John is a highly accomplished CFO and he joins Sentinel Marine at a time of growth and diversification for the business.
“His vision, extensive skills. acumen and experience in global and operational finance, make John an excellent addition who strengthens our senior management team, and who will play a key role in leading our future strategy.”
Mr Black also held the role of finance director at Aberdeen Renewables Energy Group (AREG) and was a director of Aberdeen Offshore Windfarm Ltd during the planning and delivery of the project, which generated its first power in 2018.
He said: “I look forward to using my experience in all aspects of financial reporting and corporate finance work, which has principally been in the oil and gas exploration and production and oil field services sectors, to Sentinel Marine.
“I’ll be working with the senior team to build a financial strategy and a finance function which will support the firm’s long term growth objectives; strengthening corporate governance and enabling robust decision making.”