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Edward Bowen - EDR Director

Edward Bowen


Edward bowen

Edward has spent his career managing, diversifying and expanding businesses with direct responsibility for building sales & distributions channels, identifying and establishing new markets and opening regional offices. As a member of the Territorial Army, Edward served in the Iraq invasion of 2003.

In 2008 he joined EPI, where his commercial experience, drive for growth and business acumen helped develop the company into the 2nd largest seismic QC consultancy worldwide, culminating in being presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2013. In 2014, he led a Private Equity backed management buyout, overseeing a service line diversification strategy involving international growth, acquisition, debt refinancing, fund raising and corporate restructuring in the one of the harshest Oil & Gas environments ever seen.

With a strong background client management, he has overseen simultaneous operations in 25 countries with a consultant base of 120+ people working in a variety of roles where teamwork, efficiency and cost have been paramount. He now leads EDR’s growing business.

Samantha Bowen - EDR Managing Director

Samantha Bowen

Managing Director

Samantha BOwen

Samantha joined the seismic industry in 2001, after a period spent working in the London property market. During this time, she has been instrumental in fostering close links with the consultant network. Her previous role was as Managing Director of the EPI Group, which together with the founders, was successfully sold to Private Equity in 2014.

She has a wealth of commercial experience, a strong leadership style and a hands-on approach to looking after clients and consultants alike.

Brian Goddard and Jenny Goddard - EDR Board Advisors

Brian and Jenny Goddard

Board Advisors

Brian and Jenny Goddard

Brian and Jenny founded the EPI Group in 1987 and built the business into the second largest seismic QC/QA consultancy worldwide. During their 30+ years in the Industry they led the business together, working for many of the major IOC, NOCs and Independents in a wide variety of land and marine environments spanning most of the worlds O&G basins.

They acquired several companies during their tenure, including the KTS Group in 2011, expanding operations to the USA and developed several proprietary land and marine software packages to support field consultants. They were awarded the Queens Award for Enterprise in International trade, the highest award bestowed to UK companies in 2013 before selling the business to Private Equity in 2014.

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Priscilla Michael

Non Executive Director

Priscilla Michael

Priscilla is an ACCA trained accountant who has worked in the seismic industry at EPI for 4 years before branching out within the wider travel industry, working her way up within the finance function of a global multi-million dollar leisure business. She has a broad knowledge of international taxation, compliance and cross border jurisdictional finance. She joins EDR as a Non-Executive Director and Board appointee to provide high level financial support and advice within the growing business.

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Piers Mudd

Commercial Director

Piers Mudd

Piers is a specialist in project origination, development and delivery in frontier and emerging energy markets. As a services and infrastructure entrepreneur in the oil & gas industry, Piers’ focus over the last 4 years has been on the Caribbean market with a special emphasis on Guyana.

Prior to this he worked in Africa for 6 years in the oilfield services sector. Between 2011 and 2014 his team closed one merger and three private equity backed acquisitions to establish the largest O&G fabrication and repair capability in the Gulf of Guinea. He then went on to establish a number of new markets in West and East Africa, while also playing a key client relations role to core upstream and downstream product and service lines in Nigeria.

He is the co-founder of NNP Capital Partners; a Caribbean-focused investment firm which leverages its partners’ international O&G industry credentials and combines them with intimate local knowledge in order to deliver a best-in-class facilities and logistics support services to IOC’s and service co.’s active in the region.

Piers was previously a reconnaissance officer in the British Army where he served frontline tours of Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Responsible for Asia-Pacific

Brad Traynor

Brad is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, Justice of the Peace (NSW, Australia) and Financial Planner with 35+ years’ experience helping Corporations, SMEs and executives with their financial planning, wealth management, business structuring and taxation. He supports EDR with its international taxation, compliance and accounting to ensure clients benefit across multi-jurisdictional transactions. He also enjoys enviable relationships with a number of high profile executives which supports EDR’s Asia-Pacific business development.

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Philippe Queguiner

Philippe has been in the O&G industry for the last 20 years in a wide variety of roles from mine clearance, security, logistics and more latterly HSEQC. He was worked across the globe in a wide range of challenging, remote and austere environments including Iraq, Iran, Yemen and Republic Democratic of Congo.

Philippe, who is based in France, is a founding Director of EDR where his field experience, consultant relations and client engagement continues to support the growth plans for the business.

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Client Account Manager

Claire Flower

Claire is a dedicated Account Manager responsible for looking after EDR's growing client base.

She spent the previous 7 years working within the EPI Group in a variety of roles, culminating in her looking after the Chief Executive as an Executive Assistant for 5+ years. During this time, she was exposed to all aspects of the business from looking after clients, consultants and suppliers to liaising with private equity investors, banks and shareholders with increasing responsibility.

All of this invaluable experience has afforded her an exceptional grounding, a solid understanding of business principals and an appreciation of working in a complex organisation with multiple structures across several jurisdictions. She has a passion for helping others and is well known by a number of EDRs clients.

Marc Diakite

Marc is an accomplished HSE expert having spent the last 15 years in a wide variety of roles within the seismic sector. Having worked for land, marine and transition zone geophysical contractors directly, he brings this previous experience in the 2D, 3D, 4D, OBN and OBC market to support clients in their field HSE objectives. As a natural trainer and auditor he has been instrumental in change management, particularly in support of remote or difficult operations. He joins EDR to help grow the client network, principally in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Consultant Manager

Deon Smook

Deon worked for EPI for almost 10 years initially providing support to clients and consultants on the finance/tax side of the business. More latterly as Financial Controller, he was providing support for EPI's business internationally, understanding and complying with complex tax jurisdictions. Prior to this, Deon had a long career in the banking sector in South Africa and brings a considerable practical experience to his new role at EDR. He now looks after the consultant network and assists in field operations.

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Business Development Manager - Middle East

Brooke Bowater

Brooke has spent the last 15+ years consulting on risk and crisis management in the Middle East with a focus on security in hostile environments having been based in Kurdistan, Iraq and Afghanistan. Most of this time has been spent in-country where his leadership, management and robust experience have been tested on multiple occasions. Previous clients have included the US DoD and Military, JICA, Stanley, Baker Hill and Aegis Defence Service and most recently Tenaris. He brings an intimate knowledge to EDRs expanding presence in the region.