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Meet the team
Meet our Board and Senior Management team.
Colin Laird, Chief Executive Officer, XL Group
With an active day-to-day involvement in each of the businesses within the Group, Colin is an experienced CEO with a successful track record in corporate integration and turnaround.
With thirty years’ experience in project managing the design, installation and commissioning of safety systems, including fire & gas, emergency shutdown and process control systems for offshore oil and gas and utilities, he is also highly experienced in system hardware and software design
One of Colin’s many qualifications is his B.Eng (HONS) Electrical & Electronic Engineering Aberdeen University 1992 but he is also proud to be a TUV qualified safety engineer.
Mike Fergusson, Group Business Operations Director, XL Group
With 25 years’ experience in banking and senior management, Mike works alongside the CEO to deliver the group’s growth and acquisition strategies and manage day to day operations.
He has helped run three separate businesses in chemicals, NDT and property, with responsibility for finance, recruitment, HSE, management system overview and business development.
Before moving into industry, Mike was Director of Commercial Banking, Aberdeen and North East for RBS.
Karen Winsor, Chief Operating Officer, Atlantic XL
Responsible for Atlantic XL’s growth in North America, Karen was named NOIA’s Rising Star in 2014.
After completing her Bachelor of Commerce degree at Memorial in 2001, Karen joined Atlantic XL with responsibility for business operations and project management of communication and navigation system work. Now with 17 years’ experience, she continues to play a pivotal role in project management.
Stuart Charles Sinclair, Managing Director, Integrity XL
With over 20 years’ experience in managing multiple interfaces and stakeholders, delivery of diverse and concurrent engineering scopes, Stuart has worked for Serimax, CRC Offshore Ltd, Wood Group, BP, Amec Foster Wheeler and Petrofac in senior engineering, commercial, management and leadership roles covering multiple industry sectors including oil and gas, refinery, petrochemical, LNG and decommissioning.
Stuart is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI) and Member of the Association of Project Management (MAPM).
Peter Fraser, Operations Director, Integrity XL
Co-Founder and shareholder of Integrity XL Limited, Peter has over 20 years’ experience in oil and gas.
Prior to setting up the company, he worked in the process services sector. He has been involved in heading up capital projects, shut-downs, campaign and hook-ups through a range of senior management positions including operations management, business development, key contract delivery. Peter holds a BA in Management with Project Management.
Jim Morrison, Managing Director, Aquidata XL
With over 30 years’ experience in the upstream and downstream hydrocarbon value chain, Jim has spent the majority of his working career delivering complex IT systems to the oil and gas industry.
A long-term member of the XL management team, Jim is currently responsible for the future development of Aquidata XL, with particular focus on production data management systems encompassing fiscal measurement, hydrocarbon allocation, data analytics and industrial IoT systems.
He graduated from Aberdeen University in 1981 with an Honours Degree in Engineering.
Farid Arvani, General Manager, Access XL
Responsible for overseeing the design, manufacture and delivery of all Access lift products, Farid has 14 year’s engineering and management experience in mining, manufacturing, research and development and oil and gas.
Prior to joining Access XL, he was a project manager with group company, Atlantic XL. Farid holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a Project Management Professional, accredited by PMI.