Specialist energy talent acquisition group, Petroplan, has appointed Mike McKinnon as Senior Client Relationship Manager.
Mike joins with more than two decades of recruitment experience at both Director and Operational levels across the oil and gas sector. He has previously delivered offshore projects for clients in Australia and South East Asia, as well as establishing teams in South Korea and Canada.
As Senior Client Relationship Manager, Mike will be responsible for fulfilling the needs of Petroplan’s diverse client base, offering bespoke talent solutions to meet clients’ individual business requirements.
By utilising Petroplan’s commercial partnerships and networks, he will work with the team to deliver cost-effective talent solutions for organisations requiring global mobility expertise.
On his appointment, Mike commented: “I thoroughly enjoy supporting clients to find key people to complement project teams and business units, so I’m thrilled to have been appointed as Senior Client Relationship Manager for Petroplan.
“My two primary goals are to grow the team and establish Petroplan as the preferred partner of choice for our clients.”
Petroplan is currently undergoing a strategic shift to accelerate, adapt and sharpen its service offering, and Mike’s appointment reinforces the strength and pace of this shift.
Mike added: “I am looking forward to meeting and working with my new colleagues across the globe to understand the needs of different clients and projects. We have recently recruited some top talent internally and there is a lot of excitement and optimism as we look to the future.”
Christopher Honeyman Brown, CEO of Petroplan said: “Petroplan is continuing to expand, and we are delighted to welcome Mike on board. Mike’s experience in delivering projects and developing teams across the globe will be a tremendous addition to our Calgary team and will support the business to deliver the highest quality talent solutions for our clients.”
Specialist energy talent acquisition group, Petroplan, has appointed Dean Greenwood as Recruitment Director in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Dean joins the Petroplan team with 15 years’ experience in recruitment and 12 years’ experience in the oil and gas sector.
He has previously led large-scale commissioning teams for companies including Total, BP, Shell, EnQuest, Aker and Jacobs.
His appointment is further evidence of Petroplan’s strategic shift as the Group begins to move at pace, accelerating, adapting, and sharpening its service offering globally.
As Recruitment Director for EMEA, Dean is responsible in the largest region within Petroplan’s operations for mentoring and upskilling the current recruitment team to increase the effectiveness of their work and improve overall performance.
On his appointment, Dean commented: “I am thrilled to join such a talented and diverse management team at Petroplan, bringing my recruitment expertise and solid reputation within the oil and gas industry to the Group.
“I look forward to using my specialist knowledge to support the current recruitment team as we navigate current and future challenges within the industry and to support the company as we upskill the team with the goal of delivering next year’s growth targets. I believe my background will go a long way to pushing Petroplan forward to becoming the recruitment partner of choice in the energy industry.
“The development of the current recruitment team through training, mentoring and the addition of new recruiters is crucial to the growth of the organisation within the EMEA region. It is essential that we deliver the highest standards of service and delivery to become the recruitment partner of choice within the industry.
“I am excited to be part of such an incredible team who are all working in unison to become the best in sector – and I cannot wait to see what’s in store for Petroplan in the next few years.”
Christopher Honeyman Brown, CEO of Petroplan said: “As Petroplan continues to grow and expand its team and service offering, building a strong leadership team is vital. We are thrilled to welcome Dean as EMEA Recruitment Director. His vast experience gained over many years in the recruitment and oil and gas sectors will support our ambition and encourage the delivery of the highest quality recruitment services to our clients.”
Specialist energy talent acquisition group, Petroplan, has appointed Darren Brown as Regional Director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Darren joins Petroplan with more than 25 years of recruitment experience, with specialisms in 360 contract and permanent recruitment at both Director and Operational levels.
A widely respected professional within the recruitment space, Darren’s knowledge and networks span across a vast array of industries including Oil and Gas, Petrochemical, Rail, Civil, Property, Construction, Infrastructure, Manufacturing and Design and Automotive.
Darren’s appointment is further evidence of Petroplan’s strategic shift as the Group begins to move at pace, accelerating, adapting, and sharpening their service offering.
As Regional Director for EMEA, Darren is responsible for driving the largest region within Petroplan’s operations, leading from the front to grow the region, develop a successful working culture, upskill the team and increase profitability.
On his appointment, Darren commented: “I am excited to join such a talented and diverse management team - bringing my belief, passion, experience and knowledge to drive a new attitude and culture through the exciting change programme, exceed in all growth areas and deliver excellent results against our annual financial targets.”
Darren’s appointment signifies a step change in the Petroplan senior leadership team, and reinforces the team’s ambition as it, upskills and attracts the best talent.
He joins Petroplan in an exciting phase of the organisation’s strategy – to be the market leader in all its specialist industry sectors and the partner of choice for all their clients’ recruitment needs.
Darren added: “The development of the EMEA region is extremely important to the growth of the business. By always remaining positive and calm in my approach, I aim to create a positive and motivated workforce, empowering those who demonstrate the right skills and attitude to feel like they can make a difference.
“I cannot do this alone and recognise that as a team all pulling in the same direction we can achieve our ambitious growth targets!”
Christopher Honeyman Brown, CEO of Petroplan said: “We are delighted to welcome Darren as the latest addition to the senior leadership team. His wealth of experience will be vital as we expand our capabilities and further develop our footprint across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, continuing to deliver creative solutions for our clients."
Specialist energy talent acquisition group, Petroplan, has appointed Chris Morris as Chief Financial Officer.
Prior to becoming Chief Financial Officer, Chris was Finance Director for UK and Ireland operations at Kelly Services – implementing new front office and billing systems and returning the 20-year loss making business to profit.
A widely respected professional within the financial, commercial and recruitment space, Chris’s appointment is further evidence of Petroplan’s strategic shift as the Group begins to move at pace, accelerating, adapting, and sharpening their service offering.
Chris will be supporting the CEO and board team in the development and rollout of the new business strategy. His proven leadership capabilities and length of experience in large and varied organisations ideally positions him to support and deliver Petroplan’s vision for growth and change.
On his appointment, Chris commented: “I am thrilled to be working alongside a new, talented and diverse management team as we begin to build a bright new future and focus on delivering a first-class service to our clients.”
Prior to Kelly Services, Chris spent two years as Finance and Commercial Director at Cisilion, and 12 years at Damovo, with overall industry experience totalling over 20 years. Chris will be bringing his rounded, experienced, diverse, and calm approach gained from working in various differing roles and industries to help Petroplan transform in this exciting phase in the organisation’s lifecycle.
Chris added: “My role is to provide significant input into the direction of the business whilst ensuring that we maintain strong, robust financial controls and remain fully compliant with all local laws and requirements in each of the jurisdictions that we serve.
“Having completed the recruitment of a fresh, new management team at Petroplan - I am very much looking forward to working with my colleagues to re-establish our prominence within the markets in which we operate.”
Christopher Honeyman Brown, CEO of Petroplan said: “We are delighted to welcome Chris to the team. His wealth of experience will be vital as we expand our capabilities across the UK, Europe, the US and Middle East and continue to deliver creative solutions to our clients."
For more information, please visit www.petroplan.com.
Specialist energy talent acquisition group, Petroplan, has appointed Christopher Honeyman Brown as Chief Executive Officer to lead the group’s global operations.
A widely respected professional within the accounting, law and education space, Christopher’s appointment signals a new era for Petroplan as the Group begins to move at pace, accelerating, adapting, and sharpening their service offering.
Prior to becoming Chief Executive, Christopher was appointed as non-executive Director of Petroplan Holdings Limited in 2018. His proven leadership capability in large and complex organisations – having undertaken four major change programmes during his career – ideally positions him to deliver Petroplan’s vision for growth.
On his appointment, Christopher commented: “I am delighted to take on the role of CEO during what is expected to be an exciting time for the business. We’re on the cusp of a major transformation to provide a best-in-class service to our candidates, clients, and stakeholders.
“Too often the recruitment industry can be impersonal, but the best solutions are where we meet our clients need are able to inspire and encourage candidates. At Petroplan, we are building a community, a family, a place where candidates can go for advice and opportunities. We nurture our candidates and relationships for life, not just to fill a vacancy.”
Christopher’s breadth of experience spans 50 years including his role as CEO for Alsop Wilkinson, which during his tenure later became DLA Piper following a successful merger with Dibb Lupton Broomhead.
He was then CEO of asb law, and appointed Chairman of publishers Hennik Group Limited in 2015 all while serving as a Governor for Stowe School from 1993 to 2016, the last nine years as Chairman. During his career, he has supported numerous organisations as both an advisor and executive with a focus on improving business performance.
Christopher added: “My experience of business transformation and building effective high performing teams is key to delivering our strategy effectively and quickly.
“I want to develop a high performing team of recruitment specialists who are experts in the energy industry, and able to provide imaginative solutions to our clients.
He continues: “There is something very special about moulding together a team of highly talented people in a collaborative and consultative environment and helping them to deliver a business performance which exceeds their expectations.
“Changing our culture, focusing our efforts, improving our systems and processes, and recruiting and retaining a group of talented people are all challenging but immensely rewarding, and I look forward to sharing our successes over the coming months.”
For more information, please visit www.petroplan.com.