Petroplan appoints Barnes as new CEO

Apr 19, 2018
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Petroplan Group, the specialist oil, gas and energy recruitment company, announced the appointment of Philippa Barnes as its new CEO.

Barnes is a highly qualified HR professional, with in depth strategic and operational management expertise and nearly two decades of experience in the recruitment industry, the company said, adding that her leadership will 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 has already played a leading role in developing solutions to meet the diverse and evolving requirements of key clients.

She 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, said: “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 said: “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. I am very excited to be given the opportunity to lead our great team at Petroplan and look forward to working closely with clients to fulfil their needs and expectations in this ever-changing environment."


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