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Norfariha Bte Ismail
Operation QA/QC Coordinator

Nor provide administrative support to KB Associates, KBA Marine, KBA Engineering, and also assist in the area of QHSE and QAQC. She is also a certified ISO 9001 and OHSAS18001 Internal Auditor.

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Simon Teo
IT Support

Simon heads up the KBA Group IT department and is responsible for the day to day running of all IT matters. He is also a key member of the KBA Competency program team

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Alan Hardy
Diving Specialist

Alan previously worked as a communications specialist for 9 years in the British Army until he became involved in the Maritime Trades in 1999. He subsequently worked as a captain on various commercial and diving vessels in the Caribbean, UK and Australia, before concentrating on a commercial diving career in 2001. Alan is a qualified Association of Diving Contractors (UK) diving supervisor, HSE surface supplied part 1 diver and a diver medic, who has extensive experience with construction projects, commercial shipping and MOD naval contracts in the UK, Europe and the Middle East.

Alan is passionate about diver training and the development of safe diving standards. Before joining KBA Alan was an HSE commercial diver instructor/trainer at the University of Plymouth, UK. Alan is also an OPITO Assessor - with Alan's practical experience within the surface diving range of the industry and extensive technical knowledge, he brings to KBA additional support for our diving related training, competence assessment and consultancy areas of business in the role of diving specialist.

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Carlos Kennerley
Head of Operations

Carlos was previously in the Royal Marine Commando’s (UK) for six years until moving into Commercial Diving in 1991.

He has worked extensively as an Air/Saturation Diver and Diving Supervisor mainly in SE Asia in the Construction and Inspection & Maintenance fields. In 2000 he took up the position of Project and Yard manager for a Singapore based Diving Company. Carlos has obtained the IMCA Part 1 & 2 - Air and Saturation qualification and PERTAMINA (PHE) Area Authority and Risk assessment training.

He then moved into the IT industry as a Corporate Email, Network & Security consultant spending 3 years with a BP Joint Venture in Algeria and Dubai. He has a Diploma in Computing and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MSCE) with a Cisco CCNA  Computer Networks Certificate.

In 2009 he returned to the Diving industry as an OCM and Oil Company Diving Representative for the national oil company of Indonesia, Pertamina Hulu Engeri.

 

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Zuleikha Nashr
Learning Management System (LMS) E-learning Developer

Zuleikha develops and designs e-learning courses, working closely with the Directors, HOD and trainers. It involves project planning, developing courses flowchart to ensure proper sequence of the course modules as per the training syllabus.

As an e-learning developer, she is heavily involved in creative thinking, offering ideas and suggestions that enhances the overall learning experience, both educative and interactive for our clients.

She also maintains e-learning portal administrative and updating of course content. Occasionally, she will take videos and images for the respective projects, edits and incorporate into the e-learning course.

Date Joined : Jan 2016

   
 

KBA Team Consultants

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Alan Millar

Alan (Dusty) Millar has been working with KB Associates since early 2004.

A qualified IMCA Bell Diving Supervisor, he has wide experience in that role, and also as a Diving Superintendent, Offshore Construction Superintendent and Offshore Project Manager. He is familiar with the requirements of both ROV and Diving activities from DP and moored vessels.

He holds a NEBOSH General Certificate, is a registered OHSAS Lead Auditor and holds a Lloyds Diploma in Marine Surveying, with specialties in both ISM and Warranty Surveying. He has broad experience as a Client Site Representative on ROV, Air and Saturation diving projects, involving both construction and IRM activities. He has carried out a large number of air and saturation diving system audits for KBA Clients, as well as vessel CMID Audits, ROV audits and Company HSE audits.

Alan has also been extensively involved with the department of Air and Saturation Diving Manuals and HSE Manuals, for diving companies, oil companies and local Government Bodies.


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Adam Watts

Adam is a professional with over 18 years experience in offshore oil and gas, primarily in saturation construction, followed by several years in ROV’s on North Sea work-class Inspection and Trenching/Burial operations.

Since Oct 2008 he has been working with KBA as a consultant conducting ROV and Diving system audits, consulting on tender development and evaluations, developing operations manuals and acting as a Client Site Representative on Construction, Intervention, Inspection and Met Ocean projects.

As Adam has worked in the majority of offshore Oil & Gas regions and has lived in Asia for 20 years, he has developed an in-depth understanding of different Cultures and methods of communicating and working with them to achieve harmonious and satisfying results.

He is committed to continually improving his knowledge and skills and currently holds a recent degree in Geographical Information Science (GIS) from Curtin University in Perth, Australia and is a PMI certified associate in Project Management as well as holding role specific qualifications of NEBOSH IGC (HSE) and OHSAS 18001 (IRCA) Lead Auditing.


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Simon Turner

Simon has more than 27 years’ experience in the offshore oil and gas industry; having originally started his career in the United Kingdom as a civil engineering diver, progressing to become an offshore air and eventually a saturation inspection diver. He is also qualified as a CSWIP 3.4u inspection coordinator - a certification he has held for over 13 years.

In addition to his practical diving experience, Simon has held senior positions within one of Asia’s leading subsea service companies, and has considerable insight into the workings of an international organisation, both on the operational and corporate levels; having held positions such as General Manager, Commercial Director and Operations Director, amongst others.

Simon joined KBA in February 2012 as a consultant. After successfully completing a course in OHSMS 18001 (IRCA) Auditing, he has been conducting air and saturation diving system audits on various systems throughout the South East Asia region and in Europe.


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Darren Curtis (Auditor / Consultant)

Darren is a graduate of Carlisle Technical College in Perth, Western Australia with 27 years of construction/inspection experience (19 years in the subsea industry).  He has extensive experience in the offshore diving & ROV industries in all areas of subsea services and techniques including air / surface gas / saturation diving and various types of ROV operations within the offshore oil and gas sector and the inshore civil engineering field. During his time in the subsea industry he has worked as an Air Diver / Saturation Superintendent / Offshore Construction Manager to General Manager of Subsea Operations.

His wide training and education varies from a Trade certificate as a Vehicle Body Builder / Boilermaker for fabrication and welding; IMCA Air and Saturation Diving, CP and Survey Techniques, Non Destructive Testing, Diver Medic Technician, IMCA Air and Saturation Supervisor, Team Leadership, Project Management, ISO Auditor,Contract Negotiation, Financial Analysing, MBA course for Corporate Management, Leadership & Finance, ABS training course for Diving System Classification Requirements, Subsea Tiebacks Field Development & Production Controls Systems, DP awareness course and the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health plus the NEBOSH International Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety.

Darren joined KBA in January 2013 as a consultant. After successfully completing a course in OHSMS 18001 (IRCA) Auditing, he has been conducting air and saturation diving system audits on various systems throughout the South East Asia region and Australia.


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Chris Reid (ROV Auditor)

Chris has over 32 years’ experience in a technical and operational environment of the offshore ROV industry; having originally started his career in the United Kingdom as a Pilot tech, progressing through the ranks of Sub-Eng, Supervisor to become an offshore ROV/Vessel Superintendent and eventually  on to Operations Manager. A resourceful and results-driven manager with many years in a technical and operations environment.

In addition to his practical ROV experience, Chris has held management positions within the  Middle East and  Asia’s leading subsea service companies, and has considerable insight into the workings of an international diving organisation, both on the operational and corporate levels; having held positions such as Operations Manager, ROV manager, ROV workshop Manager, amongst others.

Chris joined KB Associates in 2014 as an ROV systems auditor.


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Operational Technical Support  Mike Kelly
Operational Technical Support