meet io

io is a team of highly experienced industry experts, with a broad range of experience

io is led by CEO Richard Dyson. Richard is passionate about effecting transformation in the oil and gas industry, and of finding the new and different ways of working which are paramount for projects to be enabled in this ‘lower for longer’ world.

Richard Dyson


Umberto Nespolo

senior partner

Phil Penfold

partner & global business director

Mike Nevin

partner & vice president of operations - Middle East

Ed Hernandez

partner & vice president of operations – Americas

Stewart Ralston

senior partner - Europe & asset late life opportunities

Rob Thomson

partner - AsiaPac

Turlough Cooling

partner - Sub-Saharan Africa

meet the parents

Baker Hughes, a GE company is the world’s first and only fullstream provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions.

Deploying minds and machines to enhance customer productivity, safety and environmental stewardship, while minimizing costs and risks at every step of the energy value chain. infusing over a century of experience with the spirit of a startup – inventing smarter ways to bring energy to the world.

>70,000 employees
Operating in 120 countries

McDermott is a vertically integrated and leading engineering, procurement, construction and installation services provider for upstream fixed and floating production facilities, pipelines and subsea systems for complex offshore and subsea oil and gas projects.

From concept to commissioning, McDermott helps oil companies safely produce and transport hydrocarbons. McDermott’s locally focused and globally integrated resources include a diversified fleet of specialty marine construction vessels, fabrication facilities and engineering offices.

Established in 1923
~12,400 employees
Operating in 20 countries