People are at the heart of our business

Established in 2002, PD&MS has built a reputation for delivering quality and safe solutions through our dedicated teams both onshore at our offices in Aberdeen and Baku, as well as our experienced engineering personnel engaged in offshore campaigns.
Our senior managers take an active role in every project, working alongside each department head and their teams, all with the same core values and common goal: to provide a cost-effective service that delivers operational excellence for clients.

Simon Rio, Chief Executive Officer

Simon joined PD&MS in 2006 and progressed from project engineer to operations manager, general manager, managing director then to CEO in 2014. He has more than 22 years’ experience in the oil and gas and civil construction sectors in the UK and Middle East and his extensive experience encompasses business leadership, commercial strategy, growing customer relationships and sales & marketing.

Simon has enjoyed considerable success leading PD&MS from a business with a workforce of 40 people to over 500 in partnership with Private Equity. With a solid operational background, Simon has a track record and ability to build high performing teams at executive and senior management levels, delivering year on year growth. He led the company's international expansion into the Caspian Region as well as its diversification of services and sectors.


Frank Herlihy

Frank Herlihy, Chief Financial Officer

Frank joined PD&MS as CFO in 2013 following its demerger from Wilton Group where he was CFO since 2011. He spent two decades as a chartered accountant with 15 years’ experience in senior positions at Grant Thornton, KPMG and Dow Schofield Watts where he specialised in corporate finance. Frank is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants In England and Wales (ICAEW) and a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI). Working in partnership with the CEO, Frank is actively involved and instrumental in the business growth strategy including Internationalisation, diversification and M&A.

Mark Lunney

Mark Lunney, Chief Operating Officer

Mark has a reputation for successfully leading teams and delivering projects on time and within budget. His track record has played an integral part in several major roles throughout his career and prior to being one of the founding directors of PD&MS in 2002, Mark was part of the small team responsible for the design and construction of the BP Clair Drilling Facility where his confident management of multiple international vendors ensured drilling equipment was delivered in line with the requirements of this major project. Mark cites the successful growth and development of PD&MS as his proudest achievement since beginning his career in the oil and gas industry over 20 years ago.

Norman Murray

Norman Murray, Operations Director

Norman has more than three decades of experience in the oil and gas industry in the UKCS, Western and Central Europe, as well as Azerbaijan regions. He has over 23 years’ experience in project management, development, implementation, execution and construction management, covering both a wide range of small modification work to large scale Brownfield EPC campaigns. During these capital intensive projects he oversaw the work from bid to conception, and the engineering of offshore projects. Prior to joining PD&MS in 2012, Norman worked with a major international drilling contractor, where he held a number of senior management roles.

Kevin Peake

Kevin Peake, Country Manager - Baku

Kevin joined PD&MS in September 2014, quickly progressing to Engineering Director in October 2015 and thereafter moving across to Baku to take ownership of the office. Holding over 35 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, Kevin started his career in Piping and Mechanical engineering design moving into management positions and gaining over 20 years’ experience of managing multi-discipline teams of engineers and designers, in the UK and numerous overseas locations. He has a proven track record of delivering technically sound design in compliance with standards and procedures, whilst ensuring best design practices are considered to allow safe and efficient operation and maintenance across multiple EPC projects, covering Greenfield and Brownfield projects. Kevin holds a ‘Master of Engineering’ Degree and BSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, Kevin is also a Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.