Executive Management

John Edwards - Chief Executive Officer

Specializing in Marine and Underwater services and technologies John is  an oil and gas subsea entrepreneur with over 35 years' global experience. John has lived and worked in Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and the USA. 

During his career John has led highly successful start-up expansions, including ROV provider Canyon Offshore, one of the world's leading ROV and Seabed Trenching companies, before selling the business to Helix Energy Services in 2002.

John then went on to establish TSMarine APAC in Western Australia in 2007 leading further business expansion internationally before the business was acquired by Fugro in 2011. In 2015 John handed over the reins at Fugro TSM and joined the Board of IAS in 2016. John recently took the CEO role in IAS in August of 2019.

Rob Taylor - Chief Financial Officer

Rob has been involved in financial services and management for over 25 years, in a diverse range of industries with some of Australia's most recognised companies such as Linfox, Ericsson, Foodland, Price Waterhouse and Australian Capital Equity.

Rob is an experienced Chief Financial Officer, however has also held a number of executive commercial management roles giving him a very good perspective on how an organisation can maximise value whilst ensuring the right systems are in place to effectively build a defendable and scalable business.

Joshua Liwszyc – General Manager Asset Preservation

Joshua has managed engineering and industrial services businesses focused on the energy & resources sectors. He has considerable experience developing asset preservation strategies and market positioning with both operators and tier one contractors.

Jason LeCoultre – General Manager Production Critical Services

Jason has been involved in strategically growing technology based services to the Oil & Gas industry in Australia and Asia Pacific. He has worked with innovative products and services for the oil and gas industry through the research, development, commercialisation and operations stages for over 10 years.

Brian Matthews – General Manager Subsea Tooling Services

An oil and gas subsea expert with over three decades global experience. Extensive onshore and offshore construction project management, specializing in deep water remote intervention, bespoke engineering and production critical emergency response. Brian has worked all over the world for companies such as Marconi Underwater Systems, Subsea7, Woodside Energy, Apache and Proserv.

Stuart Briggs – Operations Manager

Stuart has developed a strong track record in delivering operational platforms with excellence in engineering, project management and site execution. Stuart has dual degrees in Engineering and Commerce and has also spent significant time offshore in the oil and gas sector that has underpinned a strong knowledge base for operational effectiveness. Before joining IAS Group, Stuart was employed by Schlumberger.