Andrew Mahaffy grew up in Aberdeen, Scotland during the boom years (1970s to 1980s) of the North Sea oil and gas industry. Graduating from Edinburgh University (UK) in 1991 with a BEng (Hons) degree in Civil Engineering, he returned to Aberdeen to start work in the industry he had grown up alongside. In 1995, becoming a Chartered Engineer with the Institution of Structural Engineers. In 2000, Mr Mahaffy moved to Perth, Western Australian. His career spans offshore and subsea engineering design and analysis, site engineering of onshore fabrication, offshore construction, and project management, and has project experience covering locations in the North Sea, Norway, Australian North-West, East Timor/Australian JPDA, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Russia and Singapore. Prior to founding Cube Offshore in 2008, Mr Mahaffy worked in senior roles with a number of major international offshore engineering consultancies, installation contractors, and operators.