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Jeff graduated in Economics from the National University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, where he was born.  After graduating, he left for Scotland, initially doing a post-graduate diploma in Glasgow before joining KPMG as a trainee accountant.  He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1990, and made partner in 2000.  Jeff specialised in Corporate Finance and specifically in Oil and Gas transactions and left KPMG in Oct 2007 to join one of his clients, ITS, as CEO.

In the 18 months prior to leaving KPMG, Jeff led transactions with a value over $3bn.  Since he has joined ITS, he has been actively involved in setting the strategy for the continued development of ITS, including an acquisition in Trinidad in mid 2008.  ITS employs over 1000 people across 18 locations around the world.


Murray, who hails from the North East of Scotland, is Managing Director of Strachan & Partners, a specialist business advisory consultancy, and Chief Executive of Albyn Ventures, a business investment group. He also holds a number of non-executive chairman & director positions in a diverse range of companies throughout the UK, many of which he is a shareholder in, including art framing & gallery, outsourced payroll, employment law/hr consultancy, specialist landscape planning, property energy assessment, automotive latch systems, retail & oil/gas services.

Prior to February 2007, he was a Director and Chief of Staff of the Petrofac Operations Services Division, a major international oil services business. Until May 2006, Murray was the Chief Executive of the Petrofac Training Group, the leading international oil and gas training & consultancy business. Petrofac Training was established in February 2004, when Petrofac acquired the RGIT Montrose Group, which had been acquired in April 2003 by a MBO Team led by him. Prior to RGIT Montrose, he worked for divisions of Liberty Mutual and the AP Moller/Maersk Group in a number of senior management or strategic change management roles.

Murray is also a non executive director of and/or holds board positions with a number of charitable causes and/or organisations in Scotland and was a top 3 finalist for the Scottish Director of Year in 2004. RGIT Montrose, under his leadership, was the winner of the Small/Mid-size Company Deal of the Year 2003/4 and was runner up of overall Deal of the Year 2003/4. In 2007, Murray was appointed Honorary Professor of the Robert Gordon University and joined the Board of the Entrepreneurial Exchange in Scotland.

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Marcliffe Hotel North Deeside Road
AB15 9YA

0131 519 4400


Murray Strachan, Albyn Ventures, www.albynventures.com


  • Jeff Corray, ITS, www.its-energyservices.com

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