Dean joined Petroplan as the pandemic was coming to an end and has been responsible for reinvigorating the UK recruitment team. He was the obvious choice to lead the newly formed Europe & Africa Region.
With his extensive experience and people-centric approach to management, Dean is already making a significant impact in his new role. Our latest blog explores Dean’s leadership style, his focus on renewables projects, and showcases his dedication to promote a positive work environment in the pursuit of growth.
People-centric approach to Management
Dean’s people-centric approach to management became immediately obvious as soon as we started our conversation. He understands that a motivated and engaged workforce is vital to achieve long-term success. He prioritises building strong relationships with his team members, fostering open communication, and empowering individuals to take ownership of their work. “When you lead a big team of people, they need to feel empowered to contribute to the decision-making process. I aim to provide them with an open forum where they can contribute their ideas about the way the business is run”, he says.
Dean believes in creating a supportive and inclusive work culture where employees feel valued and inspired to contribute their best. By investing in professional development and recognising achievements, he encourages personal growth and cultivates a sense of loyalty among the workforce.
Servicing Europe & Africa’s Renewable Projects
In line with Petroplan's commitment to sustainable energy solutions, Dean has placed a strong emphasis on driving support for renewables projects within the Europe & Africa region. Recognising the global shift towards clean energy, he believes it is important for Petroplan to play its part in the industry's transition.
“Traditional sources of energy have powered our progress and shaped our world. Their significance cannot be understated. Yet, as we look ahead, we must recognise the urgent need to sync our energy systems with the planet's well-being. By embracing renewable energy, we are engaged in a transformative journey, ensuring a brighter and cleaner tomorrow. There are many transferrable skills and acquired knowledge which can be used to create a sustainable energy landscape.”
Under Dean's leadership, Petroplan is rapidly expanding its capabilities in renewable energy talent solutions and project management. By leveraging his team's expertise, he actively seeks out opportunities to collaborate with companies engaged in renewable and clean energy projects. This proactive approach ensures Petroplan can contribute to the growth of the clean energy sector by providing clients with top-tier talent to support their sustainability and commercial goals.
A positive work environment following Regional Restructure
When Petroplan took the progressive decision to restructure its geographic regions to make the most of market synergies, Dean’s 12-year experience in major energy recruitment businesses and his deep knowledge of servicing clients in Europe & Africa were considered great advantages. By streamlining processes, optimising resource allocation, and implementing a robust project management framework, he aimed to create a more agile and responsive team structure.
This new structure has involved investment in market specialists, and alignment of teams with specific industry sectors, such as upstream exploration, downstream operations, and renewable energy projects. His focused approach brings together specialised knowledge and expertise, leading to better client relationships and enhanced delivery of services.
“Great companies are built upon the foundation of exceptional people. At Petroplan, we recognise the value of industry experts who possess not only deep knowledge but also a growth mindset. We understand that investing in the right people is crucial for our collective success and to create a positive work environment. We’re constantly on the lookout for people who embody the spirit of continuous growth and learning. We want them in our team so we can forge together a path of innovation, progress, and success.”
Dean Greenwood's promotion to Regional Manager for Europe & Africa at Petroplan marks a significant milestone in his career. His people-centric approach to management fosters a positive work environment, promoting collaboration and personal growth among employees. His deep knowledge of the business of recruitment and the energy industry is already making the most of Petroplan’s regional restructure, as he has enhances operational efficiency and positions Petroplan for sustained success. Dean's focus on renewables projects underpins his dedication to driving sustainable growth and supports the transition to clean energy.
As he develops his new role, his visionary leadership and commitment to a greener future will undoubtedly continue to inspire his team and ensure Petroplan's involvement in renewable initiatives, solidifying the company's position as a key player in the evolving energy landscape.