Meet the Team

The Safinah Group team comprises experts who have many years’ experience in their respective fields. Our specialist consultants pride themselves in providing a comprehensive service that delivers real results.

Our professional approach combined with a detailed understanding of the coatings industry have earned us a worldwide reputation for creating and delivering innovative and effective solutions that minimise your risk and reduce your costs.

Dr Michael AamodtDirector of Technology / Head of Chemical, Energy & Infrastructure / Consultant

Dr Michael Aamodt

Director of Technology / Head of Chemical, Energy & Infrastructure / Consultant

Charles AtkinsonSenior Consultant

Charles Atkinson

Senior Consultant

Carl BarnesGM Marine Consulting / Senior Consultant

Carl Barnes

GM Marine Consulting / Senior Consultant

Dr. Benigna von BrederlowHead of Yacht

Dr. Benigna von Brederlow

Head of Yacht

John BenitezCoating Project Manager

John Benitez

Coating Project Manager

Mick BonhamAssociate

Mick Bonham


Dr Iain BraidwoodAssociate

Dr Iain Braidwood


Dr Stephen BrookeAssociate

Dr Stephen Brooke


Ian BuckhamAssociate

Ian Buckham


Bridget CarterAdmin Manager

Bridget Carter

Admin Manager

Sophie Carvalho de MatosHR and ISO Manager

Sophie Carvalho de Matos

HR and ISO Manager

Rachel CoundonCompany Secretary

Rachel Coundon

Company Secretary

Sven CuculicManager Marine Technical Services (Rest of World)

Sven Cuculic

Manager Marine Technical Services (Rest of World)

Simon DalyConsultant

Simon Daly


David C DobsonAssociate, Professional Technical & Engineering Services

David C Dobson

Associate, Professional Technical & Engineering Services

Stuart DownieConsultant

Stuart Downie


Paul FisherAssociate

Paul Fisher


Doug GilbertAssociate

Doug Gilbert


Alan GuySenior Consultant

Alan Guy

Senior Consultant

Andy HopkinsonManaging Director

Andy Hopkinson

Managing Director

Mike HindmarshMarine Consultant

Mike Hindmarsh

Marine Consultant

Keith W HutchinsonSenior Consultant

Keith W Hutchinson

Senior Consultant

Dr Raouf KattanPrincipal Consultant

Dr Raouf Kattan

Principal Consultant

Sandy KirkwoodBusiness Development Director / Senior Consultant

Sandy Kirkwood

Business Development Director / Senior Consultant

Nicola MarksFinance Manager, Technical Services

Nicola Marks

Finance Manager, Technical Services

Dr Ralitsa MihaylovaHead of Special Projects / Consultant

Dr Ralitsa Mihaylova

Head of Special Projects / Consultant

Dr Neil NicolsonHead of Yacht Consultancy

Dr Neil Nicolson

Head of Yacht Consultancy

Fadzli OmarBusiness Development Manager

Fadzli Omar

Business Development Manager

Jessica PattersonCFO

Jessica Patterson


Martin PorsbjergHead of Marine

Martin Porsbjerg

Head of Marine

Jakov Radenovic (Bobo)Lead Consultant, Americas

Jakov Radenovic (Bobo)

Lead Consultant, Americas

Bruno RavelHead of Chemical and Disruptive Technologies / Senior Consultant

Bruno Ravel

Head of Chemical and Disruptive Technologies / Senior Consultant

Andy Ab SamadOperations Manager (Steel Division)

Andy Ab Samad

Operations Manager (Steel Division)

Lee SpoorConsultant

Lee Spoor


Roel van VeenAssociate

Roel van Veen


Vijay VelloManager Technical Services (Asia)

Vijay Vello

Manager Technical Services (Asia)

Alan WalkerBusiness Development Director / Senior Consultant

Alan Walker

Business Development Director / Senior Consultant

Mark WelchCoatings Consultant

Mark Welch

Coatings Consultant

Russell WrightAssistant Manager Technical Services (excl Asia)

Russell Wright

Assistant Manager Technical Services (excl Asia)

Talk to one of our coatings or engineering experts today on +44 1670 519 900 or email the team at enquiries@safinah‑