Our Company

Our People

Houlder’s team provides a wealth of experience in engineering, design and project delivery.

Rupert Hare

Chief Executive Officer
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Rupert Hare

Chief Executive Officer

“We give you access to the combined knowhow of one hundred plus 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.

Simon Harris

Chief Commercial Officer
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Simon Harris

Chief Commercial 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 Hill

Chief Financial Officer
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Simon Hill

Chief Financial Officer

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.

Mark Goalen

Director, Offshore Energy Engineering
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Mark Goalen

Director, Offshore Energy Engineering

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@houlderltd.com

 

Jonathan Strachan

Director, New Build & Vessel Conversion
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Jonathan Strachan

Director, New Build & Vessel Conversion

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@houlderltd.com

Julian Mason

Director, Equipment & Expert Services
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Julian Mason

Director, Equipment & Expert Services

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@houlderltd.com

Mark Beck

Director, Marine & Civil
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Mark Beck

Director, Marine & Civil

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@houlderltd.com

 

David Wing

Director, Ferries
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David Wing

Director, Ferries

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@houlderltd.com

Arun Pillai

Clean Technology
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Arun Pillai

Clean Technology

Arun leads Houlder’s Clean Technology Research and Evaluation programme.