Meet The Team

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Graeme Alexander

General Manager

Graeme brings more than 35 years of seagoing and shore experience to the new post having previously worked in the U.S., Oman, India and Europe as well as the U.K. Most recently he was General Manager Marine Operations for the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company, responsible for passenger and cargo ferries and for the Penzance Dry Dock Company. Prior to that, roles ranged from engineer on specialized Dynamic Positioning (DP) vessels to Technical Superintendent and Project Manager of vessel conversions and new builds. Shoreside experience included managing marine assets for a range of diving, geotechnical drilling and well operations projects.

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Russell hodge

DP technical Authority

Russell began his career as a shipboard Electrical Technical Officer working on first generation DP drillships, construction and diving vessels. This was followed by 20 years’ onshore experience in the USA, Far East, Europe and South America providing DP services to O&G clients, rig and ship owners, underwriters and original marine equipment manufacturers. He has also written the syllabus and delivered DP maintenance courses and regularly presents papers on DP at industry conferences.

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Richard Smith

Strategy & Development Manager

Richard joined the team in 2019, to support the growth of Pirie & Smith and other Group companies. He is responsible for the drive to digitise our processes and supporting the Operational teams. 

Richard is an Electronics Technician, working in the ROV industry for many years, before making the leap to further his career in onshore Technical and Operations Management including work on ROV, Marine and Subsea Mining projects. 

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Leigh Reid

Business Development

Leigh joined the group in 2020 to support the growth of the company into new markets and in supporting our existing client relationship activities.

Leigh has extensive experience in the Marine industry with a strong background in Sales, Marketing and Business Development.  

A keen juggler (as a mum of three and full time BD person) Leigh is a fantastic multi tasker, exactly what we need at Pirie & Smith. 

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Corry Sutherland

Project Coordinator

Corry joined in 2020 to support our ongoing projects in both the Marine and DP Departments.  Corry has a background in Mechanical Engineering and Project Management, along with Business Development. Not only that, he is a  keen Piper (of the kilts and bagpipe variety)  rather than those we Survey regularly coming off vessels. 

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Denise Mead

Administrator (Marine)

Denise is our very own Superhero, anything is possible when it comes to Excel! When she isn’t fixing all our problems you will likely find her sipping a mug of tea discussing the best TV shows running. But be careful, she has very selective hearing!
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Mia Darby

Digital Media & Marketing

Mia is the youngest of our team, and joins us as an Digital Media Apprentice.

The Ocean Marine Group are supporting Mia through further training in the field of Digital Media but with that, we are also learning as she introduces us to the new and exciting world of Social and Digital media use.

In a short period of time, Mia has set up and introduced our sister company ETPM to Instagram and even Tik Tok !


Next Recruit?


P&S are often looking for additional Marine and DP Surveyors, especially Independent Surveyors to extend our geographical reach.

All Independent Surveyors work under our systems and processes. If this sound of interest o you, please get in touch using the Enquiry form below. 

If you would like to speak with our team, please contact us using the options below.

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