TLC Board

Diane Stephen - Chair

Date of joining the Board of Management – 20 February 2018

A born and bred Aberdonian, Diane holds an MA from the University of Glasgow and an MSc from the University of Strathclyde. After almost 15 years of working throughout Europe as a Management Consultant across the Telecoms, Aerospace and Defence industry groups, Diane returned to Aberdeen in 2013 to start her own business in electrical and property services, developments and investments.  Diane is fluent in French, Italian and Spanish and in 2016 set up the Pink Lotus Yoga Foundation raising money for local charities through yoga and mindfulness events.

Jim Cargill

PhotoJimCargillDate of joining the Board of Management – 25 September 2018

Jim Cargill has been in the oil and gas industry for over forty years in a variety of operational and business development roles. This has primarily been with a number of offshore support base and marine service companies including ASCo, Wood Group Offshore, SBS Logistics (now Peterson), OIL Limited, Sea Oil Services, OSA do Brasil and Sea-Cargo.

Jim’s experience includes involvement in varous activities in the North Sea (UK and Norway), Brazil, Caspian Sea, Gulf of Mexico, Faroes and South East Asia. Currently Jim is Chief Executive of RGU spin-out company PlanSea Solutions Ltd. And a director of Calibre International Ltd., a business consultancy.

Mark Masson

Date of joining the Board of Management – 24 January 2017

Mark was born and educated in Aberdeen. He has a degree in Quantity Surveying and spent his early career working in the construction industry. After moving into the oil business, Mark spent 27 years with Shell in a wide variety of commercial roles and had the opportunity to work and live in many different countries. Most recently he was a General Manager in the Upstream division. Mark is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply.

Neil Clapperton

070416NeilClappertonCE02Date of joining the Board of Management – 25 January 2017

For over six years Neil Clapperton has been Chief Executive of Grampian Housing Association (Kirkgate Development’s parent company). Prior to this he was at Angus Council. Neil’s ambition is to see the Grampian group provide a sustainable housing solution for the North East. He encourages pro-active thinking across the political spectrum on the importance of affordable housing to working families, employers, commerce and public services in support of the economy.

Eddie Innes

PhotoEddieInnesDate of joining the Board of Management – 21 May 2019

Eddie was brought up in Inverurie. Workwise, he spent 20 years in construction with a large developer, latterly heading up sales for their design and build function. In 1997 Eddie headed up his own construction and development company, carrying out small bespoke developments but also focussing on affordable housing and general contracting. Eddie is very passionate about football and was involved with Inverurie Loco Works FC for nearly 40 years. He contributed to getting the club into Scottish Highland Football League and was the club’s Chairman for 5 years until 2017. Eddie was also President of Scottish Highland Football League from 2009 to 2012 but his focus now is enjoying holidays and spending time with grandchildren and other family members.


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