John Evans has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas services industry, primarily in the SURF and offshore engineering and construction sectors. He started his career in 1986, working with Brown & Root and gained a successful record in general management, commercial and operational roles in the offshore oil and gas industry.
Prior to his current appointment, from July 2005, John held the position of Chief Operating Officer for Subsea 7.
John has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cardiff University, is a Chartered Mechanical and Marine Engineer and a Chartered Director.
Date of appointment: John has been Chief Executive Officer of Subsea 7 since January 2020.
Nationality and date of birth: 1963
Chief Financial Officer
Mark Foley, Chief Financial Officer
Mark started his career in 1996 with the UK’s Government Economic Service. In 2000, he joined Royal Dutch Shell and held several finance positions with increasing responsibility. Between 2011 and 2012, he was Vice President Finance for Baker Hughes in Europe and, from 2012 to 2017, he was Group Financial Controller for Subsea 7.
In October 2021, he returned to Subsea 7 from Petrofac where he was Group Financial Controller and Senior Vice President Finance for its Engineering & Construction business unit.
Mark has undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Economics from the Universities of Stirling and Strathclyde respectively, an MBA from the University of Warwick and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Date of appointment: Mark's appointment to Chief Financial Officer is effective 1 January 2022.
Nationality and date of birth: 1973
Executive Vice President - Subsea and Conventional
Olivier Blaringhem, Executive Vice President - Subsea and Conventional
Olivier started his career in the Oil and Gas engineering and contracting sector in 1995, working for seven years with Entrepose Contracting in project management and commercial roles, based in Nigeria, China and France.
Since joining Subsea 7 in 2002, Olivier has held a number of country, regional and corporate management positions based in the North Sea, Africa, Asia and the Middle-East.
Olivier is a Mechanical and Electricity Engineer graduated from the Ecole Speciale des Travaux Publics in Paris.
Date of appointment: Olivier has been Executive Vice President – Subsea and Conventional since January 2020. Olivier also holds the dual role of Chief Executive Officer for Subsea Integration Alliance.
Nationality and date of birth: 1970
Executive Vice President - Projects and Operations
Phil Simons, Executive Vice President - Projects and Operations
Phil began his career in 1992 as an engineer in London for pipeline installation contractor, European Marine Contractors, and has more than 20 years’ experience in the subsea pipelines business.
Phil joined Subsea 7 in Aberdeen in 2004 as a senior project manager and in 2011 was appointed Vice President for Canada, Mediterranean and Russia. In 2013 he was appointed Vice President UK Canada, before taking up the role of Vice President for North Sea Canada in 2016. In 2018 Phil was appointed Senior Vice President Global Projects and Operations.
Phil is a graduate of Leeds University where he studied Mining Engineering.
Date of appointment: Phil has been Executive Vice President - Projects and Operations since January 2020.
Nationality and date of birth: 1966
Nathalie Louys, General Counsel
Nathalie began her legal career in 1986, working with Saint-Gobain and Eurotunnel, gaining extensive legal experience across a number of industries. In 1996 she joined Technip, based in Paris, progressing to the role of Vice President Legal – Offshore.
In 2006 Nathalie joined Subsea 7 and subsequently worked in a number of senior corporate and operational legal roles. Prior to her current appointment Nathalie was Vice President Legal – Commercial.
Nathalie has been admitted to the Paris Bar and has legal qualifications from University Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne and Paris XI in France and the University of Kent in the UK.
Date of appointment: Nathalie has been General Counsel of Subsea 7 since April 2012.
Nationality and date of birth: 1963
Executive Vice President – Human Resources
Kate Lyne, Executive Vice President - Human Resources
Kate began her career in the power generation sector with Alstom, where she held a number of roles in Belgium, France, UK and USA. In 2003 she moved to Imerys where she was initially HR Director for the Paper division before being appointed as HR Director for the Ceramics, Refractories, Abrasives, and Foundry businesses based in Paris. In 2012 Kate joined the Company as VP Group Human Resources which she held until her current appointment. Kate has a business degree from the University of Brighton and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Date of appointment: Kate has been Executive Vice President – Human Resources of Subsea 7 since September 2019.
Nationality and date of birth: 1969
Marcelo Xavier Executive Vice President – Strategy and Sustainability
Marcelo Xavier, Executive Vice President – Strategy and Sustainability
Marcelo began his career in Subsea 7 in 2001 as a pipeline engineer and over the last 20 years has held a number of operational and commercial roles within the Subsea 7 Group.
In 2017, Marcelo was appointed Vice President for Brazil after three years working for the Africa region based in France. In 2021, he was appointed Group Vice President for Sales and Marketing based in the UK.
Marcelo holds a Masters degree in Subsea Engineering from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. He also holds a graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Universidade Federal Fluminense in Brazil.
Date of appointment:
Marcelo has been Executive Vice President – Strategy and Sustainability since April 2022.