• Human Resources Director

    at Gulf Marine Services Plc

    October 2015 - at Present

    Abū Z̧aby

    A member of the Executive Management team ensuring professional HR & Crewing support services are delivered to the international workforce located across the Middle East and North West Europe. Ensures HR & Crewing strategies are designed and implemented to attract, retain and develop shore support staff and offshore crews in support of current operations and fleet growth.

  • Human Resources Director & Offshore Staffing Director

    at Subsea 7

    June 2010 - June 2015


    Responsible for the strategic planning, organisational change, management and delivery of the Offshore Staffing function and for managing an annual offshore operating budget of $500,000,000 million (USD). Led a department of 150 internationally-based people located in the UAE, Singapore, Australia, Brazil, UK, France, and Norway and managed an onshore operating budget of $24 million (USD). Oversaw all employment matters for the Company’s 6,000 offshore staff in line with the 5-year strategic plan.

  • Group Human Resources Manager

    at GulfMark UK Ltd.

    September 2001 - May 2010

    Aberdeen City

    A member of the senior management team with responsibility for developing and implementing the Company’s HR strategy in support of the business objectives, as well as driving succession planning initiatives and developing talent development programmes in response to a global shortage of personnel. Responsibilities included management of Training and Development; Payroll and Benefits; Discipline and Grievance; Performance Management; Crew Logistics and Manpower Planning; Succession Planning; and Industrial Relations.

  • Global Employment Manager

    at Global Marine UK Ltd.

    May 1999 - August 2001

    Aberdeen City

    Senior Manager responsible for the delivery of high-quality HR & Crewing support to 17 mobile drilling rigs based in the UK, Canada, West Africa, and South America. Responsibilities included recruitment, industrial relations, compensation & benefits, employee relations, organizational development, employee communications, crewing & logistics, succession planning, payroll and the development of talent.

  • Human Resources Manager

    at Schlumberger Evaluation and Production Services Ltd.

    January 1998 - April 1999

    Aberdeen City

    Led a multi-site HR team for three operating divisions during a period of challenging market conditions. Ensured a comprehensive HR service was provided within each of the three product lines and reported operationally to each General Manager for the divisions and functionally to the Director of Human Resources in the UK.

  • HR BP & Assistant HR Manager

    at Santa Fe Techserv (North Sea) Ltd.

    June 1990 - December 1997

    Aberdeen City

    Responsible for managing the operational activities of the HR and Crewing function and ensuring that the company’s objectives were aided by the proper acquisition, retention and development of its people. Developed recruitment, retention and other HR policies consistent with corporate objectives.


  • Chartered Member of Institute of Personnel & Development

    at Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development

    1989 - 1998 (9 years) London

  • Occupational Testing

    at British Psychological Society

    1992 - 1992 (1 year)

  • Postgraduate Diploma Human Resources Management

    at Robert Gordon University

    1989 - 1990 (1 year) Aberdeen City

  • BA Degree

    at Robert Gordon University

    1983 - 1987 (4 years) Aberdeen City


  • English Native

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