Financial Heavy-Weights Join Triton Group

Triton Group has strengthened its senior management team with two key appointments.

The company has appointed former RBS top man in Aberdeen, Euan Leask and experienced financial operator, Allan Pirie. Along with CEO Martin Anderson, they will continue to build Triton Group into a world-leading group providing international remote intervention technologies and services to the rapidly-growing global subsea oil and gas sector.

Euan Leask joins Triton as new corporate development director responsible for leading the Group towards further expansion and acquisitions. A graduate of Aberdeen University and Strathclyde University, Mr Leask holds an MA (Hons) in Economics and Politics and a Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1998 with Deloitte in Aberdeen.

Since leaving the accountancy profession, he has pursued a career in acquisition finance initially with HBOS, before moving to RBS to head up their city-based structured finance team. While there, Mr Leask established his team as the Aberdeen market leader in the provision of acquisition finance, completing over 45 MBOs and acquisitions in three years.

Mr Leask said: "I am looking forward to the challenges this new and exciting post will bring, and hope my experience will further enhance the Triton Group's growing international standing. Aberdeen has a reputation for nurturing successful companies and I believe Triton is ideally positioned to build on its already impressive growth and become a real global leader."

Triton has also appointed Allan Pirie chief financial operator after previously holding senior financial and commercial positions with organisations across the oil and gas sector. A qualified chartered accountant, Mr Pirie graduated from The Robert Gordon University with a BA (Hons) in Business Studies and qualified as a chartered accountant in 1998 with KPMG in Aberdeen.

The Westhill-headquartered business has experienced excellent growth since it was formed at the start of 2007. Triton aims to create a group of companies focused on providing state-of-the-art remote intervention and control technologies and services and has carried out five acquisitions in the past year including Perry Slingsby Systems and Sub-Atlantic--both market leaders in remotely operated technologies to the offshore industry.

Triton chief executive officer Martin Anderson said: "Alongside the other investments we have made to bolster our business in the past year, these key appointments are vital to the continued successful implementation of Triton's ongoing growth strategy.

"Allan and Euan bring a wealth of experience in deal making and financial engineering that will be vital in producing long term substantial growth. I welcome them to Triton Group and we look forward to interesting and exciting times."