Delivery Team

Alan Hamilton

Alan Hamilton

QAHSE Manager

Alan is currently the Malin Group QHSE Manager. His role is to improve QHSE standards through developing and maintaining our systems and processes, with a view to improve safety compliance and either meet or exceed the requirements of current regulations. He is also a lead Auditor OHSAS 18001, ISO 9001 and a Health and Safety Manager with NEBOSH qualified, with solid background in Health, Safety and Environment. Alan comes to Malin following a military career of 22 years, where he gained the rank of Warrant Officer within the Infantry, managing high risk activities around the world. He is also a qualified instructor/assessor, delivering IOSH, First Aid at Work/ Fire Safety and a Confined Space Rescue Operator Instructor within the Group. He has successfully established site projects under the Construction Design Management (CDM) 2015 and is qualified under the CITB Site Manager Safety Training Scheme. Alan also has UK Security Clearance valid until 09/09/2027.

Steven Thornley

Steven Thornley

Sales Director

Steven joined Henry Abram & Sons in 1994 from Babcock Power, as a Marine Superintendent. This role involved providing engineering design packages, loading ships and barges and co-ordinating full turnkey solutions, delivering indivisible loads worldwide. In 2009 Steven was promoted to Project Manager, with responsibility of running the teams on the BP Projects in the Caspian Sea, North Sea Oil Operators, as well as developing company sales. Steven has been involved in various contracts with BAE, such as the Auxiliary Oilers, LPD Vessels, T45, CVF and Astute projects. Part of a management buyout of Henry Abram and Sons and Malin Marine Consultants in 2012, Steve was promoted to Sales Director, with responsibility for developing the custom base, creating strong customer relationships. In 2015 Steven, along with his fellow directors, founded Malin Fabrication in order to diversify the service offering and improve the joint offering to clients.

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Gary Paterson

Senior Project Engineer and Team Leader

Gary is Senior Project Engineer, joining Malin in 2014 after completing an MEng in Aeronautical Engineering at The University of Glasgow. Gary has a broad experience on the logistics side of Oil & Gas projects, most notably working as an in-house Heavy Lift Specialist on the TCO project. In addition to being AP (Appointed Person) qualified, he also specialises in seafastening design, and  global and local structural checks on vessels and barges.

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Ryan Homer

Project Manager and Team Leader

Ryan is a Project Manager at Malin Abram, with extensive experience across a wide variety of projects. He graduated with a degree in Engineering & Enterprise Management from the University of Strathclyde, following this up with a degree in Marine Studies from the University of Plymouth and gaining his OOW Unlimited CoC. Ryan joined as a Trainee Marine Superintendent. He has been involved in a diverse range of projects within the company from short shipping to major turnkey projects.

Chris Cairns

Chris Cairns

Tendering Manager and Team Leader

Chris is the Tendering Manager for Malin Abram.  Having graduated in 2011 with a degree in Quantity Surveying, Chris spent the first 5 years of his career in the oil and gas industry with a worldwide oil and gas subsea contractor in Aberdeen, where he managed numerous high profile tenders for major oil and gas projects.  Chris joined Malin Abram in 2016, where he has enjoyed being involved with tendering various heavylift and marine scopes and seeing them through to project execution.  Chris is responsible for the teams’ tendering activities, ensuring compliance and tender deadlines are achieved.

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James Ian Bowie

Naval Architect and Team Leader

James began his career as a summer intern with Malin Abram, before gaining a degree in Naval Architecture and joining full time as a graduate. Having worked through the graduate programme he now holds a Naval Architect and Team Lead position. James has experience in a variety of projects from marine heavy lift transportation to design and manufacture of bespoke jigs and has been involved in major site operations worldwide.

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Lindsay MacDougall

Technical Director

Lindsay is a chartered engineer, with extensive experience in the transport of heavy cargoes and the engineering processes that lie behind it. He joined the Malin group in 2002, having graduated from Glasgow University with a BEng in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering. Lindsay brings an array of technical skills, particularly in the area of computational analysis including Finite Element, mooring analysis and hydrodynamic analysis. This is combined with extensive practical experience loading ships and barges across Europe.

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John A MacSween

Managing Director

John is the Managing Director of the Malin Group. Having graduated with a degree in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering from Glasgow University, John joined Henry Abram and Sons as a Graduate Marine Superintendent. From here he has spear-headed development and diversification efforts, resulting in the Malin Group, home to several successful sub-brands, which focus on marine manufacturing, support, and technology sectors all over the world.

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