Airswift, the global workforce solutions provider for the energy, process and infrastructure sectors, is celebrating success across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) with the promotion of three senior staff – Peter Denham, Andy Greenwood and Paul Murphy.
This trio of appointments follows a year of rapid growth in the region. In 2018, Airswift’s EMEA operations grew by 30% and the company is on track to match that figure this year. Frontier oil and gas markets, such as Mozambique and Tanzania, as well as established locations such as Qatar, have been key drivers for this growth, as well as a more stable oil price environment.
Peter Denham moves into the role of Vice President of Europe and Africa following a successful six years with the company as Regional Director for Europe and formerly Global Director of Service. Denham has an in-depth knowledge of the region’s energy sector and has established close relationships with the continents’ major operators. His focus will be helping clients plan their talent strategy, navigate labour regulations and manage global mobility as they expand into new markets.
At the same time, Andy Greenwood has been promoted to Regional Director in the Middle East. The appointment follows the expansion of local Airswift’s services to support strategic partners on a range of exciting projects requiring recruitment, payroll and mobilisation of high volumes of technical talent. In Greenwood’s previous role as Recruitment Director for EMEA, he oversaw best practice in the training and development of Airswift’s recruitment teams. He was also responsible for implementing several major innovative solutions for large commissioning projects to achieve multi-million-dollar cost savings and workforce efficiencies for clients.
In addition, Paul Murphy takes up the role of Recruitment Director for Europe and Africa. He will be responsible for Airswift’s regional contract recruitment team and their delivery centre in Baku, Azerbaijan, dedicated to 24/7 global client recruitment support for large-scale and expat hiring.
Commenting on these appointments, Ford Garrard, Managing Director for EMEA, says, “We have set ourselves ambitious growth targets and I am delighted that we have such a talented pipeline of emerging leaders taking increased responsibility as the business grows beyond its traditional markets. While oil and gas has seen a revival across the EMEA region, we expect the wider energy, infrastructure and process sectors to perform well this year too with a number of major projects already underway.”
“People are at the very heart of what we do and we have a talented and dedicated team pushing us to new levels. We place a strong emphasis on developing our people and equipping them with the right skills to excel in their roles. Peter, Andy and Paul are all fantastic leaders and I’m excited to see what we can achieve together,” Garrard adds.