Meet the Team

Meet the LDD team behind your marine foundations project. LDD employs leading industry experts across the organisation from head office to site crew. Below we have profiled some of our key team members.

LDD Team Wikinger

We at LDD recognise that our people are our most valuable resource. We are passionate about the delivery and execution of all of our projects through effective collaboration and communication amongst our team and with our clients who become part of the wider LDD team. The skills and experience within our Company enable us to be industry experts with our senior managers some of the most trusted in their field. We encourage creative thinking and innovation enabling us to develop world class industry leading equipment. We seek to foster a culture of openness, honesty, inclusion, mutual respect and integrity encouraging an environment of constructive challenge and support ensuring that LDD’s success is wholly attributable to our team.

Andy Seager

Managing Director

Andy is committed to providing an exemplary service that matches requirements to past, present and future clients. Andy has over 20 years of experience in mining and marine construction, much of which has been centred around large diameter drilling services within the offshore oil and gas construction industry.

James McGovan

Vice President Sales and Marketing

With over 15 years of experience in the industry, James has driven and managed multi-disciplined, marine construction projects across the civils, oil & gas and renewable energy sectors. His direct management and field experience enables James to understand your project and provide you the best value solution for your marine foundation installation project.

James Tuckwell

General Manager LDD Australia

James has enjoyed over 15 years’ experience in major civil engineering and marine construction projects in both Northern and Southern hemispheres. James has developed a strong relationship based approach to project delivery focusing on win-win results for all parties. Most recently, James continues to lead the LDD Australia business and developing integrated foundation installation solutions for the marine facilities, oil and gas and renewable markets through Australia and the Asia Pacific Region.

David Knights

Head of Projects

David is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 10 years’ experience in civil & marine contracting and project management. David’s desire to fully understand client’s challenges and successfully drive projects from concept to final completion has been proven on a range of high-profile global projects. His ability to pull together and lead a diverse range of technical specialists has enabled LDD to successfully deliver 'world-firsts' in the marine construction industry; most notably the build of the LD5000 drill and LDD's pre-piling template for the Wikinger offshore wind farm.

Steve Maynard

Engineering Manager

Steve has over 25 years of experience designing for global markets, from medium volume manufacturing of process equipment for mining and quarrying through to specialist overwater and offshore marine drilling equipment. Steve applies his broad-based knowledge and experience to delivering projects from concept to commissioning.

Tony Grady

Commercial Manager

Tony joined LDD in 2011, bringing more than 20 years’ experience in the UK civils contracting market with him. A strong advocate of the partnering approach, Tony is a chartered surveyor and is LDD’s contracts specialist. He is committed to ensuring that best value for all stakeholders is realised on projects through promotion of appropriate commercial, contractual and operational risk identification, mitigation and allocation measures.

Lucas Lowe-Houghton

Senior Bid Manager

Lucas joined LDD in 2017 bringing interdisciplinary knowledge obtained through 10 years of experience in support of energy generation projects working onshore and offshore globally. Lucas has diverse experience which incorporates many aspects of the offshore industry having worked on innovative projects in regions such as Russia, UAE, Norway and Canada. The network Lucas has established spans the offshore renewables (wind, tide and wave), oil & gas and marine civil construction sectors. Lucas is tasked with leading the sales drive to fortify Acteon’s best-in-class services for the Marine Renewables sector; delivering tailored integrated bid packages for our clients.

Colin Gibson

QHSE Manager

Colin joined the team in November 2015, and brings to LDD, experience in both the public and private sectors. Colin continually pushes his knowledge of Health, Safety and Environmental issues and strives to ensure that his knowledge of legislation and best practice is up-to-date and communicated to the whole LDD/LMH team and wider group.

Suzanne Thompson

Financial Controller

Suzanne joined the LDD team in April 2014 as Senior Financial Assistant. ACCA qualified since 2003, Suzanne has over 20 years’ experience in finance and accounting. She has worked her way up from office junior to assistant group accountant at a Cornish Group whose diversification ranged from fruit growers to commercial construction. Having spent the last 9 years in the logistics industry, Suzanne has developed a strong commercial background and is relishing the opportunity to apply her skills to the offshore construction industry.

Esther Osborn

HR Manager

Esther joined the LDD team in November 2013 and has over 20 years’ experience in both Human Resources and Commercial management. Her expertise includes talent management, coaching and development, training, employee relations and compliance. A BSc Hons Management graduate, she has previously worked for blue chip FTSE 100 companies in a generalist HR role partnering with managers at all levels delivering cultural and structural change across the business. Her experience in a Commercial environment has enabled her to better understand the demands of the marine subsea and construction industry and support the business with a strategic outlook.

Jason Clark

LDD Founder and VP for Acteon Group Ltd.

Formerly Managing Director at LDD, Jason has enjoyed >25 years’ experience in marine & subsea construction and drilling serving the global energy, construction and mining industries. He has worked extensively around the world, successfully managing and leading many world class projects; some using techniques and equipment developed from his concepts and ideas. His management/leadership experience extends for site crews, through project/contract management to senior executive director roles responsible for group businesses. As a businessman/engineer his hands-on experience and strong conceptual thinking lead to practical and economic solutions that work first time. He holds an ACSM Mining Engineering degree.