Odgers Interim launches oil and gas practise
Odgers Interim has launched a dedicated oil and gas practice in response to growing demand for specialist talent within the sector.
Terry Noble, appointed to lead the firm’s oil and gas division, brings over eight years’ experience sourcing talent across corporate functions and working with leading businesses including BP, Shell, Scottish Water and Bibby Offshore.
Dividing time between Aberdeen and London, his focus will be on placing senior candidates across a range of roles; from board and CEO level, to IT management and financial positions, as well as sales and marketing.
On the appointment, Grant Speed, managing director at Odgers Interim, said, “Most businesses in the oil and gas industry can’t make future promises based on current balance sheets, and temporary strategic appointments are increasingly the solution. Terry has a vast range of contacts and a depth of sector knowledge to help them take a long term view and make decisions to build stability.”
On the market, Noble (pictured) added, “With a backdrop of low oil prices, coupled with political upheaval in the UK, investor confidence isn’t a feature of the market at present. Despite this, the oil price is creeping up slowly, and we’re working with leaders across the industry to build teams that can tackle these challenges head on.
“Businesses will demand a lot more of their partners, and we are best placed to provide the specialist support that management teams need.”
Noble joins consultants Chris Jones, Duncan Hoggett and Tom Legard as part of Odgers’ wider energy, manufacturing and infrastructure team.