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Our Directors have a collective working experience well in excess of 50 years, dealing in operations and management of Subsea, Industrial, Marine and Inspective projects. This is further enhanced by the strong body of professional personnel working at KBA. The larger group forms the basis for technical support and expertise in a wide yet specialist range of activities that include Inshore/Offshore Diving, Remotely Operated Vehicles, Inspection, Marine, Industrial Roped Access and Safety consultancy.
 

KBA Managing Director Darren Brunton Profile

Darren Brunton

Managing Director

As the Managing Director of KB Associates Pte Ltd; Darren has brought into KBA a wide range of diving and safety management expertise.

Qualified as an IMCA Bell Diving Supervisor, he has previously worked in the Asia Pacific, China, United Kingdom and South American regions. Registered with IRCA UK as an OHSAS Lead Auditor, Darren is also a Chartered Fellow of the Institution of Safety & Occupational Health (CFIOSH). He has recently attended the DNV Diving Systems Surveyor training course and is an active member of the IMCA Diving Division Management Committee (DDMC).

He has worked in the Offshore Oil & Gas Diving industry since 1990 as a diver, diving supervisor, client representative, diving system auditor, company auditor, HS &E and diving management trainer and prior to that in the military as a Military Diving Instructor training divers to HSE Part 1 standard. With an overall career within the diving industry spanning from 1979, Darren brings to KBA the hands - on experience of both training and offshore operations & management which drives the consultancy and training services of the company.

As the Managing Director of KBA Training Centre Pte Ltd, he plays a leading role in the design of all KBA training courses. He now instructs on the IMCA and NEBOSH / IOSH courses and is continually improving the KBA training program to meet the industry needs. Having recently attended the Divelab / DSI-KM Basic Helmet Technician trainers' course he is one of the KBA Training Centre - Helmet technician training team for the DSI-KM approved courses.
 


KBA Director Brendan Kearns Profile

Brendan Kearns

Director

As a Director of KB Associates Pte Ltd, Brendan brings a wealth of experience to the company from Diving; Inspection and auditing. He is a registered OHSAS18001 Lead Auditor with IRCA UK and has been in the audit team for Saturation, Air and ROV diving systems for major oil companies within the Asian and Middle Eastern Regions.

Brendan has attained a Honours Degree in English Law and a Master Degree in International Business Law.

Brendan has also acted as a client site representative on inspection and maintenance projects in both the Middle and Far East. Having worked in the Offshore Commercial Diving Industry in the United Kingdom, Africa, Middle East and Asian regions over the past 26 years; Brendan has also qualified as an ASNT Level 3 Inspection Consultant, PCN Level 2 multi-disciplined inspector & IRATA LII Rope Access technician.

In the consultancy aspect, Brendan has been involved as a Ship repair superintendent and as consultant on drill rig acceptance trials, rigging equipment surveys and a host of other Oil and Gas related survey functions.

Brendan has been instrumental in the development of the company's Hyperbaric Environmental Testing equipment and procedure over the last few years as well as the unique FMECA format that has become the industy standard; these bring KBA to the forefront of the offshore diving industry for such services.

He has attended the Divelab / DSI-KM Basic Helmet Technician trainers' course and is one of the KBA Training Centre - Helmet technician training team for the DSI-KM approved courses. Recently, he has also completed his Lloyds Marine Surveyor Diploma and is using this to further KBA's expertise in the daughter craft market.