Simon Hounsome

Appointed Managing Director of Offshore Marine in June 2022, Simon Hounsome is responsible for leading Offshore Marine’s commercial, operations, engineering, and project management teams both on- and off-shore. He joined Global Marine Group in July 2021 as Group Director for Project Management and Delivery – in which role, he had responsibility for improving the execution of projects across the group, revising and refining project governance processes, amending and developing the project lifecycle, and for the professional development of the project management resource group.

Simon has been involved in construction projects for nearly 30 years, and his industry knowledge includes onshore and offshore construction, marine operations, integrity management, asset operations and subsea cable installation.

Prior to joining GMG, Simon worked for DeepOcean, where he managed a portfolio of power and telecoms cable installation and intervention projects. Previously, he worked in subsea construction with Stolt Offshore (now part of Subsea 7), and in subsea operations for Wood Group. Since beginning his career in onshore construction with Mowlem Civil Engineering, he has worked in several countries and managed a wide range of different teams.

Simon has a Masters’ Degree in Civil Engineering from Surrey University, is a Chartered Engineer, and is a member of both the Association for Project Management (APM) and of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).