JDR, the leading UK-based supplier of subsea umbilicals and power cables to the global offshore energy industry, has appointed Rob Hastings and Alan Wilson as Non-Executive Directors.

Rob Hastings is currently Executive Director of the corporate management board at The Crown Estate, which is a public corporation with extensive urban, rural and offshore property holdings. Rob is directly responsible for the Energy & Infrastructure (“E&I”) portfolio, constituting the Crown Estates’ property rights over the UK’s seabed, an area equivalent to three times the UK’s land mass. The E&I portfolio is highly diverse and includes renewable energy, submarine cables for interconnector power and telecommunications, pipelines for oil and gas transportation, natural gas storage, CO2 storage, aggregate extraction and dredging. He is also a Director of Indigo Power Ltd and Indigo Solar LLP which both invest in low carbon energy solutions.

Alan Wilson has over 30 years’ experience in the offshore subsea sector including five years as CEO of Trelleborg Offshore Limited, a Swedish-listed business with over 20,000 employees in 40 countries. This provided him with exposure to the offshore wind energy developments in addition to oil and gas. Alan has extensive experience working as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman on the boards of private equity backed and publicly listed companies, including M&A transactions for both. Alan is currently a Non-Executive Chairman of a number of businesses, including Pressure Technologies, Rimor Limited and Modern Water.

The Executive Chairman of the JDR’s Board of Directors, Pat Herbert, said: “Rob Hastings and Alan Wilson add a wealth of experience to our already highly experienced board of directors. We will all look forward to working closely with both of these seasoned executives as they bring the benefit of their knowledge, experience, perspective and networks in support of JDR’s continued growth.”

JDR Chief Executive Officer, David Currie, added: “I am delighted to welcome Rob and Alan to JDR at such an exciting time. Our strategy of investing in technology, services and productivity means that our order-book in offshore renewables continues to grow and we are maintaining our strong market share in the oil and gas sector. Our recent multi-year framework agreements with DONG Energy and tidal energy developer Atlantis Resources demonstrate the depth of our partnerships in the rapidly growing renewables sector. Meanwhile, recent contract wins with Marathon, Apache and Subsea 7 in the UK North Sea demonstrate the value that our partners continue to place on our expertise in the face of a challenging sector environment. The investment we have announced in expanding our state-of-the-art Hartlepool facility will support the next phase of our growth, enabling us to offer unrivalled technical expertise to design, test and deliver the next generation of subsea technology for our customers.”