Robert is a Consultant Drilling Supervisor currently working with Dea UK in the Southern North Sea. He joined the industry in 1980 and progressed from Roustabout to Senior Tool Pusher with Noble Drilling, joined The Red Baron as a fishing tool supervisor and spent time in Oman as country manager before moving to Dubai as senior regional manager looking after the Middle East, India and Pakistan. Robert later “broke free” and went back to his roots as a DSV working in Ukraine, Pakistan and most recently the UK.
He has been happily married to Catriona for over 32 years and his children have all grown up, flown the nest and, most importantly, are standing on their own feet now.
Robert loves kite surfing but admits that he prefers it when the water is warm and he can sport a rash top and board shorts. He is in the UK now, where warm water is hard to come by, so he plans to spend his prize money on a nice thick wet suit! He also loves to play golf and ride his motor cycle.