Prior to joining Buckthorn Rob was a Director at Lime Rock Partners where he made growth capital investments in the oil and gas industry. During 12 years at Lime Rock he was based in the UK, Canada and the Middle East and led investments into primarily oilfield service businesses in the UK, central and eastern Europe, Norway, Iraq, the UAE and the US. He held board roles at a number of international oilfield service companies.
Rob started his career with Schlumberger as a field engineer in the North Sea and subsequently an operations manager in Argentina. He subsequently worked in consultancy and interim management roles whilst at management consultancy PA Consulting before spending several years with Simmons and Company in Aberdeen originating and executing oilfield service transactions.
Rob holds a Masters in Engineering from the University of Cambridge.