JFMS strengthens leadership team as Simon R. James joins from EM&I. 

James Fisher Marine Services has strengthened its leadership team and announced the appointment of Simon R. James as its new Subsea Operations Director with effect from February 2020.

Simon joins with more than 25 years’ experience in the marine, offshore and subsea service sectors, having held director-level roles at DeepOcean, Fugro and Iremis.

Barry Jennings, managing director at James Fisher Marine Services, said:

“With a strong track record, Simon brings a wealth of insight, knowledge and experience across the sectors service. He is a proven leader and has been responsible for managing projects, operations and businesses safely and efficiently. He’s a great addition to the Fisher family and will help guide us along an exciting, yet challenging, journey ahead.”

In his career to date, Simon has worked with large and prestigious companies, both in the UK and abroad. Most recently, he held the position of Director of Operations at EM&I Group where he improved effectiveness and drove efficiency across operations in the Americas, Africa, Canada and Southeast Asia.

Simon R. James, subsea operations director at James Fisher Marine Services, said:

“I’m pleased to be joining an organisation with a rich maritime heritage and an excellent reputation in both the oil and gas and renewables industry. Most of all, I’m looking forward to working with a fantastic team of people that’s committed to helping customers, and partners, across these markets to overcome many challenges and realise their ambitions.”

For over a decade, James Fisher Marine Services has successfully supported the specific requirements of the onshore and offshore energy industries with its expertise and specialist marine solutions, as part of one of the world’s leading marine services providers, James Fisher and Sons plc.