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Our Team

The leadership team at Novus has experience in delivering mega oil and gas projects in over thirty-six countries worldwide.

At Novus, our people are our most important asset. Each member of our team has the opportunity to make a difference. Our entire global community — including our board, advisors, management, staff, supervision and project teams — are committed to the success of Novus and the projects they support and deliver.

Why choose us

  •   Experienced
  •   Committed
  •   Responsive
  •   Effective
  •   Agile

Meet The Team

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Mike Murphy - CEO

  • 29 years’ experience in organisational development and strategy implementation.
  • Experienced in senior executive roles leading across global markets.
  • Working in partnership with multi-national, blue chip client organisations, has delivered outstanding success in development, people and international culture in winning & establishing new business.
  • B. Eng, Elec

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Eoin Leonard - Cert Central Director

  • 13yrs experience across multiple industries in controls and automation systems: fire, gas, security, BEMS, datacoms and telecoms and ICT.
  • Experienced as project manager in Europe and Middle East, and in company development: e-QTel and i3PT.
  • Qualified BICSI RCDD and Certified Data Centre Design Professional (CDCDP).
  • B. Eng, MBA.

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Chris O’Connor - Operations Director

  • 25yrs experience in the oil, gas and power industries and team champion leading both EPC and CSU projects globally.
  • Experienced in leading teams across a multitude of cultures: Qatar, Malaysia, UK, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and South Africa.
  • Worked in a variety of industry segments: infrastructure, process facilities and power plants.
  • B. Eng, Mech., P.Mgt Dipl.

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Kevin Moroney - Business Director

  • 25 years’ experience in various aspects of financial and commercial sectors including Finance Director in Kentz.
  • Managed business operations in Russia, Malaysia, Canada, and South Africa.
  • Experience as Senior Vice-President within the Oil & Gas business unit with SNC Lavalin.
  • Master’s Degree in Finance, professionally qualified through ACCA

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Takis Karallis

  • 30yrs experience as HR Director – Recruitment, Training and Development Champion.
  • Experienced in delivering team to projects in South Africa, Middle East, Russia, Australia and Europe.
  • Extensive global industry resource network focused on specialist oil and gas high quality resources.
  • Bachelor of HRM.

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Gary Staunton - Vice President - Projects

  • 30 years experience which began in offshore pipeline in the North Sea and has since included Africa, Middle East, Africa, Russia and Asia in LNG, petrochemical, resources, manufacturing and resources.
  • Some noteworthy projects include the Sakhalin 1 Chayvo OPF and De Kastri OET and the Shanghai SECCO Project.
  • Over the last 10 years, Gary has been working with Chinese contractors in Africa

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Hugh O'Donnell - Chairman

  • 29 years’ experience as people development and leadership champion in a variety of industries & sectors.
  • Experienced in leading across a global environment in senior executive capacity.
  • Working in partnership with clients has delivered outstanding success in continuous improvement. B. Eng, MBA and Doctor of Management and Organisational Behaviour.

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Adriaan Nell - Quality Manager

  • Over 10 years experience in the Oil, Gas, Petrochemical and Power sectors in quality management and welding inspection roles and an additional 15 years in other sectors.
  • Companies include Sasol and Marubeni in Vietnam.
  • Originally from South Africa, Adriaan has worked in a senior Quality management role in Asia and has decided to settle in Vietnam.

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Chandler Sampson - CERT Central Systems Integrator

  • 3 years experience in System Certification software database development and management in the Oil & gas industry for Novus Technical Services.
  • 5 years experience total in Oil & Gas with Instrumentation background working on systems database management for turnarounds and start ups.

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Mike Groves - China-1 Project Health & Safety Manager

  • Mike has over 17 years’ experience within SSHE positions in the oil and gas industry.
  • His roles have included Project SSHE Director, Global SSHE Director, Regional SSHE Director, District SSHE Manager and Safety Consultant.
  • Mike has extensive experience working on the world’s largest Oil and Gas projects for Gorgon LNG, Qatar Shell GTL and RasGas LNG.