Rebecca Mackenzie

Director & Principal Consultant

Rebecca Mackenzie has been with Accord since 2010 and is now a Principal Consultant.

After graduating with a first-class honours degree in Physics from Edinburgh University, Rebecca began her career in oil and gas with Logica UK. In her 16 years with the company she worked in a variety of demanding and responsible roles for several petroleum majors, often liaising directly with senior management and client partners.

During her career Rebecca has gained extensive experience of both the upstream and midstream oil and gas markets. She has worked extensively within commercial gas management, gas transportation, production reporting and hydrocarbon accounting.

Rebecca has a track record of turning business-critical requirements into successful IT solutions. Her proven skill set includes business-process definition, impact analysis, requirements capture, solution design, project management and business-assurance testing. She excels at all stages of project management, from start to completion, user training and beyond.

Rebecca’s current role is providing allocation consultancy to a North Sea Operator across a range of onshore and offshore assets.  Her responsibilities include definition of allocation rules for new projects, key business focal point with system providers, business process improvements, support for the operational team and UK representation for global Hydrocarbon Accounting strategy.

Rebecca has recently been elected to the position of Director by her colleagues to represent her fellow employee’s interests as a part of the Board of Directors.  This follows the successful completion of two years as an employee elected Trustee, representing fellow employees on the Employee Benefit Trust (EBT).

"I chose to work with Accord as the next stage in my career because I felt they were best-placed to build an experienced allocations team that would be able to offer a wide range of interesting roles across the sector. After many years working for a larger organisation, Accord offered an exciting opportunity to be part of a new company and be involved in the development to employee ownership."

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Gordon Inglis

Director & Principal Consultant

Gordon Inglis brings both management and scientific experience to his role at Accord. In addition to a BSc in Physical Sciences (Chemistry), he also holds an MBA from the Open University Business School and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Managers.

Gordon has spent more than 25 years in the oil and gas industry, gaining considerable experience in all aspects of hydrocarbon accounting. His key strengths are in allocation, hydrocarbon measurement, sampling and analysis, as well as in the auditing of allocation systems and testing laboratories.

During his long career Gordon has also put his management skills to good use, and has extensive experience of supervising and managing teams delivering a variety of technical and consultancy services.

As a chemist, Gordon has worked in just about every environment possible for a hydrocarbon specialist, from North Sea platforms and drilling rigs to laboratories in oil and product terminals.

Gordon makes a significant contribution to Accord’s success through his work for clients as well as by his determination to take forward our new model of employee ownership. As one of our two Employee Directors, Gordon was recently elected by his colleagues to represent his own and his fellow employees’ interests as part of the Board of Directors.

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Robert Sibbald

Principal Consultant

Principal Consultant Robert Sibbald has worked in the oil and gas industry since 1998. Before joining Accord in 2011 he was a Team Leader/Business Analyst for Logica and a Manager/Senior Consultant for Smith Rea.

With a background in both Physics (B.Sc. Hons University of Strathclyde) and Information Systems Management (M.Sc., University of Stirling), Robert specialises in the development and support of hydrocarbon accounting and production reporting systems. He has extensive experience in business requirements capture, detailed system specification, team leading, project management, acceptance testing and end-user training.

Robert is a highly motivated, self-driven analytical thinker with excellent interpersonal skills and an established reputation for delivering projects on time and within budget.   

Since joining Accord Robert has been working as an Allocation Consultant/Engineer for Maersk Oil, and is assisting them with their allocation processes, including the introduction of Uncertainty Based Allocation (UBA). He has also been chosen by his colleagues to represent their collective interests as one of two employee representatives on the Accord Employee Benefit Trust (EBT).   

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Mark Lowen

Technical Consultant & Elected Trustee for Accord Employee Benefit Trust

Mark Lowen started with Accord in January 2012 as a Measurement Engineer and has now progressed to the position of Technical Consultant.

After completing an Ordinary National Diploma, a Higher National Certificate and finally a Higher National Diploma in Engineering, Mark began his career in the microelectronics industry before moving into test and calibration. This gave him the experience required to set up a laboratory at Antech engineering in Great Yarmouth and a first insight into the oil and gas industry. From here, time spent as an Underwater Geophysical Engineer provided detailed knowledge of the first stage in oil and gas exploration. He then moved into an instrumentation technician role based both onshore and offshore. This developed into a senior metering technician role that involved overseeing work for a group of technicians and standing in for the supervisor.

During his career Mark has gained extensive experience in the oil and gas industry, particularly in metering, production reporting, analysis and hydrocarbon accounting.

Mark has been successfully managing several onshore and offshore assets for a client within the Central and Southern North Sea. This includes project FEED, execution and commissioning, as well as a continuing support role once these systems were handed over to operations.

Willing to undertake all aspects of work that hydrocarbon measurement entails, Mark still goes offshore to carry out routine maintenance on systems that he has been involved with from the design stage, so providing a complete support service.

Mark has recently been elected to the position of Trustee to represent his fellow employees on the Employee Benefit Trust (EBT).

"After leaving my previous position and receiving numerous offers of employment, I found the Accord employee owned business model particularly attractive as I’ve worked for companies in the past that were bought out by big multi-nationals and lost their sense of identity as a result. With a very varied career working for many different companies, I can fully appreciate the opportunities Accord provides and realise this is an organisation that would be very hard to beat."

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Ralph Watson

Technical Consultant & Elected Trustee for Accord Employee Benefit Trust

Ralph has worked in the oil and gas industry since 1981, gaining considerable experience in all aspects of Hydrocarbon Allocation & Accounting systems in both the UK and overseas before joining Accord in December 2011 as a Hydrocarbon Accounting Advisor progressing to a position of Technical Consultant.

In recent times Ralph has been directly associated with the development, implementation and operation of Hydrocarbon Accounting Systems.  He has both operational and commercial system wide experience from upstream operations and processing through to downstream scheduling and marketing. 

Since joining Accord Ralph has used his skills and experience on a number of projects including secondments with Apache North Sea, Ithaca Energy and West Coast Gas Ghana, providing commercial, development, implementation and operation support.

More recently Ralph has represented Accord Energy Solutions and presented at allocation training workshops and forums.  Additionally he has undertaken a company QHSE role providing internal Auditing support and updating the company’s Quality Management System.

Ralph has recently been elected to the position of Trustee to represent his colleagues on the Employee Benefit Trust (EBT).

“As I had previously worked with many of the current Accord employees, it felt only natural to continue my career journey with Accord.  The company’s ethos and its unique position as one of the first employee owned companies from start-up was equally appealing to me. Being part of a team where transparency of the business is regularly disseminated at all levels, where everyone is openly encouraged to have a voice and the potential to become involved in many interesting and diverse opportunities, is a rare but satisfying combination and one which often does not exist in the larger corporate driven Oil & Gas multi-nationals.” 

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