Our people are our greatest asset

Our team drive the rhi business on a global stage and are ready to support clients’ decision-making processes wherever they require.

David Paterson

managing director

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David holds an LLB (Hons) with European Legal Studies and post graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Aberdeen. He is a qualified Scottish solicitor, having trained at a leading corporate firm in Edinburgh.

Before moving into management David worked as a solicitor in private practice and in house. He has also held commercial and management positions within rhi’s parent company, Wood. In his current role as managing director, David has overall responsibility for ensuring rhi meets customer’s expectations as well as setting and delivering our growth strategy.

Craig Taylor

Regional Director Americas & EMEA

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Craig has over 30 years of international experience in the commercial and contracts areas of the oil & gas, civil engineering, and construction industries. He graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying from Glasgow Caledonian University and since joining rhi in 2007, has worked in 6 continents delivering and managing the suite of project services that rhi has to offer.

In Craig’s current role, he is responsible for the management of Global operations and the effective delivery of all commissions.

David Lane

rhi founder and strategy and business development director (consultant)

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David has over 25 years’ experience in projects and operations internationally, providing services from market analysis through to project execution and project closeout work. He has a degree in Quantity Surveying from Robert Gordons University in Aberdeen and is a qualified Chartered Quantity Surveyor.

David joined rhi in 1986 as a graduate and was instrumental in making rhi into a global project services group servicing the oil and gas sector before its acquisition by Amec Foster Wheeler in 2008. More recently he has worked on supporting customers with broader business and commercial issues.

In his current role he provides strategic support to the Executive Leadership team and acts as a focal point for business development activity to support rhi’s redevelopment and growth agenda.

Mike Moore

regional director (Asia Pacific)

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Mike has over 25 years of international experience in a variety of industry sectors, latterly energy, with particular experience in commercial, contracts and project management. Mike graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying from Nottingham Trent University, gaining Chartered Surveyor status soon after. He has further supplemented his qualifications with a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management and an MBA from the University of Reading.

In his current role as Regional Director of rhi Asia Pac, Mike is primarily responsible for the management of operations and the effective delivery of all project commissions undertaken within the region. More recently, Mike has been involved with a range of Clean Energy projects across the APAC region, comprising Wind, Solar, Hydrogen and CCS projects, from Concept to Execution phases, in locations including Australia and Taiwan.

Ha Marks

Global Resourcing Director (United States)

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Ha holds a Bachelor of Science with a major in Business Administration from the University of California. With over 20 years-experience in the aerospace and Oil & Gas industries, Ha has delivered contingent workforce programs throughout the US, UK, Australia and Canada.

In her current role as Global Resourcing Director, Ha is responsible for leading rhi’s talent team and continuing to expand business, ensuring rhi meets our growth strategy.

Chris Baughurst

systems manager

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Chris has over 25 years’ experience in developing, implementing and supporting software applications for oil & gas customers globally.

Before joining rhi over 21 years ago, Chris served in the British Army. Now, Chris manages our systems team, developing and supporting our applications used within rhi and for our customers.  He is currently focused on developing web enabled versions of our applications to meet the digital needs of our customers.

Pam McDonald

finance business partner

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Pam has over 20 years of cost and financial management experience in the Energy industry with previous experience in the Aviation and Public Practice Sectors.  She is a Qualified Accountant and FCCA member.  Pam joined rhi’s parent company Wood in 2011 as Finance Manager and transferred to rhi in October 2019.  Pam is responsible for the groups finance function.

John McCulloch

operations manager (United States)

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John has over 15 years of international experience in quantity surveying for the oil & gas industry, as well as 4 years’ experience in the UK construction industry. He has an HND in Quantity Surveying from Robert Gordon’s University in Aberdeen.

John has been with rhi for over 15 years, 2 of which were in South Korea working on a major project with a customer. In his current role as the operations manager for the rhi Houston office, John is responsible for the successful delivery of quantity surveying services to the US customer base across the energy sector.

Bill Sutherland

operations lead consultant (UK and Norway)

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Bill is an experienced project services management consultant with over 40 years’ international experience in the oil & gas industry. He is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with a diploma in Business Administrations as well as a diploma in Building Economics.

Bill joined rhi in 2010 as a planning and cost management consultant. In his current role, Bill manages work allocation, staff resourcing and customer relations within the Aberdeen office.  He also provides consultancy support, specialising in decommissioning, risk management, and estimating systems development to our oil and gas customers.

Marcus Wilson

operations director (Northern Europe and the CIS regions)

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Marcus has over 25 years’ international experience of the oil & gas and construction industries specialising in commercial and contracts disciplines.  He graduated in 1993 with a BSc (Hons) in Construction Management from Anglia University and went on to work in the UK, South East Asia and Australia.

Marcus joined rhi in 2002 as a Senior QS/Contracts Engineer.  In his current role he is responsible for the management of operations and effective delivery of rhi services for Northern Europe and the CIS regions.


Steven McCann

lead consultant (Australia)

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Steven is a Lead Quantity Surveyor with close to 15 years of experience in the Energy, Infrastructure, Commercial and Residential industries having worked on various projects across the UK and Australia.

Stevens career experience largely comprises Quantity Surveying and Contract Administration where he has demonstrated skills across the entire project lifecycle from early stage estimating and costing to project procurement and tendering, post contract administration and dispute resolution.

Alex Mackenzie

lead consultant (US)

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Alexander has 15 years experience in Quantity Surveying, Cost Engineering, Quantum support and Project Controls, working mainly in the UK and the US within the Construction, Oil & Gas, Energy & Infrastructure industries.  He is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor (MRICS) with a Masters in Quantity Surveying and BSc Hons in Business Informatics.  Alexander plays a key role in servicing highly respected clients by diligently providing Cost Management from concept design, through to final completion and use.

Kylie Clarke

client services manager (Australia)

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Kylie has over 10 years’ experience in sales, bid management and customer care across a diverse range of industries including: Renewable Energy, IT and Manufacturing. Kylie has a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Japanese) and a Bachelor of Arts Degree (International Business).

In her current role at rhi as Client Services Manager for Australia, Kylie works with the management team identifying new business opportunities, setting strategic plans and implementing these plans to help rhi grow their market share.

Richard Grant

Director Carbon Footprint Reduction Consultancy

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Richard is an Environmental and sustainable development specialist with over 40 years’ experience in the oil and gas sector. He has applied his understanding of the concepts, principles and practices employed in the field to the development of management frameworks in operating companies and the application of the full suite of risk management tools and techniques to global projects.

Prior to joining Wood, Richard worked for progressive operating oil and gas companies namely BP, Shell and BG. His extensive experience has been used to develop the full suite of environmental deliverables to assist clients in identifying and assessing the Environmental impacts and risk of their projects and the appropriate control and mitigation measures.

In his current role as Director of rhi’s Carbon Footprint Reduction Team, Richard leads the team and provides strategies to clients on meeting their net-zero, reducing their carbon impact and providing full Greenhouse Gas (GHG) assessment and carbon-costed reduction offering.