The company said in a stock market announcement that Khan would provide a sense of continuity to the finance and accounting team as he would be able to leverage on his six years of experience with its Mermaid Subsea Services unit.
Khan was previously group cfo of Mermaid Subsea Services from 2009 till just before this appointment.
Mermaid also separately announced the cessation of Paul Burger Whiley as executive vice president of Mermaid Subsea Services to pursue personal and other professional interests.
Whiley was one of the co-founders of Mermaid Subsea Services which was formerly known as Subtech and acquired by Mermaid in 2010. He was subsequently appointed head of the company's subsea group in August 2012 and has contributed to the stability and growth of the subsea group as a whole, Mermaid said.
In line with this, Darren Morgan has been appointed to fill the post. The company said that after evaluating Morgan's "qualifications and extensive work experience in the offshore oil and gas industry in both operations and commercial roles", it considers that his appointment will "contribute to the company's strategy of streamlining and enhancing its subsea services business units across various regions and hence the growth and performance of the company as a whole".
Morgan has previously been regional director of Seascape Surveys from April last year to the present. Before that he was Asia-Pacific md for Bibby Offshore in Singapore from January 2012 as well as commercial director for Hallin Marine from January 2009.