Don McClelland – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Kelly McClelland – President
Don McClelland is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Offshore Inspection Group(OIG), bringing 30 years of experience in the offshore industry with Dynamic Positioning (DP), subsea and drilling equipment, vessel inspections, factory acceptance testing, construction, and commissioning, working for KCA, Global Marine, Maersk Drilling, Neddrill/Noble Drilling Corporation, BP, Shell, Chevron, Global Maritime, and DNV. Previous to the above, Mr. McClelland worked as a Support Engineer, in the commercial computer industry; working with Honeywell, Data General, and IBM.
Charles J. McHardy – Director
Kelly McClelland is the President of Offshore Inspection Group, Inc. (OIG). Prior to joining OIG, she held positions of Vice President, Treasury Manager & Project Manager at Post Oak Bank, Vice President of International Sales, International Business Consulting, and Product Management at Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. working with mid and large Energy clients, developing global financial solutions. Prior to working in the banking industry, Mrs. McClelland worked in the treasury department for Noble Drilling Corporation, Browning-Ferris Industries, and Enterra Petroleum Group. She holds a Master of Science in Information Management and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management.
Dr. Malcolm Sharples – Director
Charles J. McHardy is the Vice President, Technical with International Registries, Inc. (IRI) and, while having a global role within IRI, he is based in Houston, Texas. IRI and its affiliates provide administrative and technical support to the Republic of the Marshall Islands Maritime and Corporate Registries. Prior to moving to IRI, Charles spent 30 years with DNV culminating in the position of Director of Maritime Operations for the US Gulf Coast District. He spent 18 years in Aberdeen, Scotland accompanied by spells in the DNV Head Office in Hovik, Norway and London. His experience with DNV encompassed working with Fixed Offshore Installations, Mobile Offshore Units, Ships, Diving Systems and various levels of management, including serving as a member of the DNV Senior Management Council. Prior to his time with DNV, he served as a Marine Engineer and a Steelwork Manager building tankers and semi-submersibles at a major shipyard.
Mr. McHardy holds an Honors Degree in Shipbuilding and Naval Architecture from the University of Strathclyde as well as a National Diploma in Marine Engineering from the Glasgow College of Nautical Studies.
Dr Sharples is President of Offshore Risk & Technology Consulting Inc., USA. With over 35 years’ experience in offshore oil and gas exploration and production projects, Dr Sharples focuses primarily on technical risk analyses for financial and insurance interests, regulatory compliance and accident investigations. Prior to his current position, he headed the worldwide offshore business for American Bureau of Shipping as Vice President (six years) and previously President of Noble Denton & Associates Inc. Dr Sharples’ research work includes contracts for Minerals Management Service of the Department of the Interior (USA) on hurricane incident analyses, and developing recommended requirements for Offshore Wind Farms. He is currently a consultant to major oil companies on regulatory compliance and management of risk issues.
Dr Sharples holds a B.E. Sc Engineering Science from the University of Western Ontario, Canada, and a PhD. Structural Engineering from the University of Cambridge is a Registered Professional Engineer, a Fellow of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Institute of Marine Engineers. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Offshore Energy Center (offshore drilling rig museum and learning center), in Galveston, Texas (USA), where he also serves in the Hall of Fame Pioneer selection committee. He serves as a Director of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd. and serves as a Member of Technology Advisory Panel of Keppel Corp. Singapore.