LES Scotland invites you to celebrate World IP Day at a dinner themed ‘Women Innovators’.
Speaker: Moya Crawford
Managing Director, Deep Tek Ltd
Moya Crawford is MD of Deep Tek Ltd, a business focused on implementing innovative technology oil and gas sector, in order to maximise vessel work output subsea. Moya has been involved in recovering material from some of the world’s most famous wrecks, as well as project managing the design and delivery of multi-million deck-handling equipment contracts, and introducing the world’s first knuckle boom cranes, that use synthetic filament rope. She will share how her experience at sea, as a salvor, has enabled her to tackle the highly conservative oil and gas sector, and why she believes that combining art, science, engineering and commerce remains the foundation for sustainable growth.
Moya has worked in the marine and offshore world for over thirty years, combining hands-on experience in onsite operations, with positions at executive level. Her core background is the marine salvage industry in the specialist field of deep water cargo recovery, in which she has recovered material from some of the world’s most famous wrecks. Since the early 1990’s, as Managing Director of Deep Tek Ltd, she has concentrated on taking innovative, in-house technology into the oil and gas sector. This has involved setting up a sister-company in Norway, building a technology assurance framework and harnessing leading-edge simulation, in order to create the fertile conditions in which sales of new products and services can be grown .
Moya’s commitment, to both building technology-led business and marine science, underpins her position as the Chairman of SOI Group Ltd (a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University of St Andrews). She is the Chairman of the Society for Underwater Technology’s International Salvage & Decommissioning Committee. For many years she sat on the Council of the Scottish Association for Marine Science and she currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Marine Alliance for Science and Technology Scotland.