It was with great pleasure that we had the opportunity to engage with Dr. Ed Coats on a recent dinner at Haddo house North West of Aberdeen in Aberdeenshire. The dinner was to welcome our clients from around the world to Aberdeen and to see the Wild Well Control facilities and Subsea Containment Equipment. Ed gave a fantastic after dinner presentation on his epic journey to the South Pole, as luck would have it we had some Norwegian clients at the dinner, (who strategically placed themselves at the next table), this then led some good natured discussions between Ed and the Norwegians, and certainly added to the whole experience. Ed was very gracious during the whole evening interacting with all who were at the dinner and had many anecdotes to tell them. I would heartily recommend Ed as a speaker at any event, I just wish we could have Ed for a longer presentation on leadership