Rob James

An experienced business leader with a track record of making things happen, delivering culture change and leading strategic development in Crisis Management , Emergency Preparedness and Response

With over 20 years experience as General Manager and Director of Oil Spill Response Ltd, Rob has been responsible for the safe and successful delivery of over 300 incident responses in his time. Rob has an intimate knowledge of the industry and what it takes to manage in a crisis.  This included the management of OSRL's response to Covid-19; reassuring all stakeholders of OSRL continued ability to respond during this crisis.

Rob overhauled OSRL's recruitment and training processes to make OSRL employees respected professionals who are sought out across the industry.  He was responsible for the development and implementation of an Approved Competence Management System which is accredited by OPITO.

Rob led the project team that developed the first jet aircraft wide area dispersant delivery system, based on a Boeing 727 platform.  He negotiated multiple challenges in licencing and permitting to bring the project to fruition.

As the Chairman of the Interspill conference and exhibition for the last 15 years, Rob has developed vast networks across the incident preparedness and response communities.  Rob has ensured that each edition of this major tri-ennial event has offered content and insight at the cutting edge of the industry.

Rob established a new OSRL base in the Middle East, developing this facility to the current state-of-the-art response resource that it is, he open a representative office in Aberdeen to better engage with Members there and latterly led the project to deliver a shared Teir 2 resource to operators in the Shetland region of the UKCS.

Rob is now bringing this experience and insight to support clients in all aspects of crisis management, emergency response and incident command.

Why Leviathan?

Bringing Order to Chaos

In ancient tradition, the sea was a metaphor for chaos.  Further dangers were represented by a great sea monster lurking beneath the waves: the Leviathan.

Leviathan was also the title that Rob gave to the stress-test exercises that he introduced to OSRL in 2012.  This exercise series tested OSRL's ability to mobilise all its response assets (personnel, equipment, aviation; both surface and sub-sea) into the field efficiently and effectively in the event of a major loss of well control incident.

At Leviathan Incident Management we seek to calm the raging seas and deal with the dangers associated with any emergency you may encounter. With a simple mantra of:

  • People
  • Environment
  • Assets
  • Reputation

We bring a clear-headed focus to quickly and safely  finding solutions to minimise the impact of any unwanted event on your business.

Help When You Need It Most


© Copyright. All rights reserved.

We need your consent to load the translations

We use a third-party service to translate the website content that may collect data about your activity. Please review the details in the privacy policy and accept the service to view the translations.