Leadership team

Adam Wood

Senior Vice President – Americas

As director of our Americas business, Adam oversees all our operations in the US, Brazil, Mexico and the Caribbean. He has more than 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and has been with Altrad Sparrows since 2007, joining the leadership team in 2020.

He started his career working offshore as a service mechanic and began at Altrad Sparrows managing customer accounts. Adam has held several positions in the business since then and gained experience in operational roles, most recently as vice president of service.

Adam has led our diversification into the US industrial market in recent years. His knowledge of our business and the markets we operate in means he is well placed to implement our growth strategy across the offshore energy, industrial and renewables sectors in the region.

Charlie Topp

Executive Director – Middle East, India, Caspian and Asia Pacific

Charlie has over 30 years experience of working internationally, and as the director for all of our operations in the Middle East, India, Caspian and the Asia Pacific, he is responsible for the growth and service delivery of our business in these regions.

Based in Dubai, where he has been for the last 25 years, Charlie joined the Altrad Sparrows as a regional director in 2014. His international experience covers also working in Aberdeen, Saudi Arabia and Malaysia.

Having worked for a number of oil and gas contractors such as Weatherford, Chorley Engineering, BJ Services and Enermech, as well as owning and running his own successful company, Charlie has gained a vast knowledge of the industry and how to be successful within it.

Matt Corbin

Regional Operations Director – Europe

With over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, Matt joined us as director for our operations in Europe in 2017 and is responsible for maintaining our leading market share position in lifting operations and maintenance in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS), while delivering further growth in other sectors.

Matt’s previous experience includes leadership roles at several oil and gas contractors. He was also a supply chain consultant to the UK Government’s regulatory body, the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), and contributed to Oil & Gas UK’s Efficiency Task Force. He has been a board member of industry body Subsea UK since 2014 and also supported Scottish Enterprise’s Grey Matters programme in an advisory capacity.

He holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Brunel University.

Dave Buckham

Regional Operations Director – Africa

Dave has been with Altrad Sparrows for more than 30 years and is now the director of our Africa operations with responsibility for all our business in the region.

Having started as an apprentice mechanic in 1989, Dave previously managed our Africa operations between 2004-2012 where he helped establish the strong foundations of the business before returning to UK operations.

Since then he has worked in various managerial roles, most recently as a business manager for several of our key clients where he delivered a number of business improvements. Africa is a key growth area for Altrad Sparrows and Dave’s previous experience and knowledge of the region mean he is ideally positioned to develop it further.

Mikkel Lund

Chief Executive Officer – Altrad Alpha

Mikkel is the CEO of Altrad Alpha Wind Services, Altrad Sparrows' renewables business, and is responsible for growing our global operations in the sector.

Alpha was established by Mikkel in Denmark in 2007 and became part of Altrad Sparrows following its acquisition in 2017. The business has become a key part of Altrad Sparrows’ diversification strategy and has seen strong growth in Europe, Australia and the US where it has recently established an operational hub.

With a background in mechanics, Mikkel has more than 25 years of experience in engineering and started his career as an apprentice before working on passenger ships in the North Sea. He holds a Bachelor of Technology Management and Marine Engineering from Copenhagen University College of Engineering.