Our Team

Houlder specialises in design and consultancy in the maritime environment.


Alejandra Avila

Contracts and Commercial Manager


Mark specialises in the land-sea interface: Ports, Jetties and Pontoons. His deep experience of vessels, structures and stability finds applications from offshore energy to river infrastructure along the Thames often partnering with civil engineering firms.

Mark Beck

Director, Marine & Civil

Simon Brunet

Naval Architect

Jonathan Buttigieg

Through Life Support Manager

Ivancica Cvetko

Structural Engineer

Luiz Demenicis

Principal Mechanical Engineer


“We give you access to the combined knowhow of experienced professionals – all with a passion for the industry you work in.”

Rupert Hare has nearly twenty years’ experience within Houlder focusing on project and contract management across the offshore energy and commercial marine sectors. He has a wealth of experience leading relationships within the oil & gas and renewables industries, government and marine regulators specifically heading up vessel design, adaptation and equipment installation projects.

Rupert Hare

Chief Executive Officer


“Houlder is on an ambitious growth plan, built on a solid foundation of customer service. It’s a challenging but rewarding place to be right now.”

Simon has over 30 years’ experience in a wide range of activities within the marine sector. For the past fifteen years he has been a director of ship owning and operating companies as well as engineering companies operating in the marine environment. As a chartered Naval Architect he has extensive experience of design, analysis and project management.

Simon Harris

Chief Commercial Officer

Imogen Hill

Operations Assistant

Jakki Hill

Business Operations Manager


Simon is a former CFO of a global technology PR business which he joined from Price Waterhouse. A trained engineer, he went on to gain an MBA from Ashridge Business School prior to establishing a financial change management business in 2003. His experience includes preparing several SME finance departments for expansion and change.

Simon Hill

Chief Financial Officer

Kai Jiang

Senior Naval Architect

Brandon Lundini

Contracts Analyst

Stefano Marcadella

Head of IT


Ben leads the delivery of Houlder’s project management services, which include technical management, project leadership and works supervision for major vessel upgrades and retrofits.

Ben Myers

Project Director, Technical Project Manager

Erik ter Brake

Principal Consultant

James Russell

Principal Naval Architect

Gary Russell

Naval Architect

Andy Whitworth

Senior Naval Architect


Calum Campbell

Naval Architect

Colin Boag

Materials & Logistics Co-ordinator


Mark’s team engineers offshore solutions as economies transition to carbon-neutral. Experience spans structural analysis and design in established sectors (Oil & Gas and Fixed Offshore Wind) to technical advisory studies in lower carbon fuels (LNG and Hydrogen) and Floating Offshore Wind.

Mark Goalen

Director, Offshore Engineering

Grant Hamilton


Enora Le Squer

Senior Naval Architect

Private: Kola Obayomi

Principal Structural Engineer

Keith Snell

2nd Line IT Support Technician

North East

Colin Forster

Senior Structural Engineer

Bryce Harding

Engineering Manager

Vicky Murphy

Project Co-ordinator

Carl Reay

Trainee Accountant

Craig Waddell

Senior Controls Engineer

Peter Kisten

Group Finance Manager

Tracy Office

Procurement Co-ordinator

South Coast

Adam Alcantara

Technical Manager

Christa Babu

Naval Architect

Gabriel Bratu

Senior Naval Architect

Rhys Dickerson

Naval Architect

David Edwards

Principal Marine Engineer

Chris Fisher

Senior Naval Architect

Tim Hope

Principal Naval Architect

Andy Kirk

CAD Manager

Rob Lee

Senior Naval Architect


Julian leads Marine Equipment Design and associated ‘build partner’ relationships. He also runs Expert Services – an extended team providing seasoned technical input on legal disputes and contractual negotiations.

Julian Mason

Director, Equipment & Expert Services


Private: Akhil Nair

Senior Naval Architect

Joe O’connor-Simpson

Project Engineer

Chris Palliser

Principal Marine Engineer

Daniel Parsons

Design Draughtsperson

Stephen Phillips

Project Director


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Simon Potter

Director, Sustainability Advisory

David Pugh

Principal Marine Engineer


Jonathan leads on new builds and vessel conversion across our markets. Energy transition is a specialism with recent work featuring fuel-efficient design, LNG and carbon capture.

Jonathan Strachan

Director, New Build & Vessel Conversion

Justine Sunderland

Office Manager

Marta Wiecka

Senior Naval Architect


David specialises in technical advisory work throughout a vessel’s lifecycle. He has a particular interest in the evaluation and application of clean technology.

David Wing

Director, Ferries

Colbie Yip

Naval Architect