The Petroplan Group, a specialist oil, gas and energy recruitment company, has appointed Philippa Barnes as its new CEO. Barnes possesses operational management expertise and nearly two decades of experience in the recruitment industry. Petroplan stated her leadership would be an asset in an environment where the focus is on significant growth and continuous improvement.
In her previous roles at Petroplan, as people and client experience director and global human resources director, Barnes played a role in developing solutions to meet the diverse and evolving requirements of clients.
At Petroplan, Barnes has been instrumental in developing the company’s approach to managing and developing sustainable relationships with new and existing clients and has led the strategic development of recruitment, HR and corporate governance practices and systems.
John Reeder, co-founder and chairman of Petroplan, commented: “We are delighted to have Philippa on-board as our new CEO. Her global experience and understanding of talent management strategies will ensure that we grow with a clear focus and exceed our clients’ expectations.”
Barnes added: “Petroplan is comprised of experienced and exceptionally talented people with a passion for the oil, gas & energy industry around the world, who are constantly improving the range and quality of our services for the benefit of our clients. We will continue to attract and service our candidates and clients in this challenging, international marketplace, and ensure that Petroplan enjoys profitable growth as well as increased efficiencies.”
Petroplan has spent 40 years in the recruitment sector and has regional offices located across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America and Asia Pacific.