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Appointments of new Managing Director of FoundOcean and Integration Director – Build at Venterra Group

Date: 2024-03-04

Kerr Wright appointed Managing Director of FoundOcean and Jim Bell appointed Integration Director - Build at Venterra

Venterra Group Plc, the offshore wind services company, today announces that its offshore structural grouting business, FoundOcean, has appointed Kerr Wright as its new Managing Director.

Having first joined FoundOcean in 2012 as a Project Engineer, Kerr has successfully developed as a highly effective leader in the company, most recently serving as its Operations Director for the past four years.

Kerr takes over the leadership of FoundOcean from Jim Bell, who has been appointed as Integration Director – Build at Venterra Group.

In this new role, Jim will support the integration and strategic growth plans of Venterra’s Build division companies – which includes our latest acquisition CAPE Holland, alongside FoundOcean, Balltec and Osbit – and aims to enhance the group’s construction offering to meet the increasing needs of the offshore wind industry.

Philippe Kavafyan, Chief Executive Officer, said:

"We are delighted that Kerr is taking on the leadership of FoundOcean – his dedication and leadership over the past 12 years means he is well positioned to take the company to new strengths. I am also very pleased that Jim will be stepping into the position of Integration Director – Build. His extensive experience in the offshore construction sector makes him a valuable addition to strategically support the integration of CAPE Holland into our overall Build division and offering. We have significant growth plans for the years ahead and look forward to Jim and Kerr contributing to this vision."

Venterra was formed to create a global services champion supporting the offshore wind industry’s rapid expansion and leading role in the energy transition. It is building a service offering across the wind farm lifecycle, comprising Engineer, Build and Support services. It is expanding by both acquisition and investing for accelerated organic growth.

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