SPEX Group Strengthens Management Team (UK)
- Business & Finance
SPEX Group, an Aberdeen-headquartered provider of innovative technology solutions and services to the global oil and gas industry, has strengthened its management team with a round of key appointments.
Sylvia Halkerston joins the SPEX board of directors, following a career spanning 35 years in human resource management in both the public and private sectors.
The company has also boosted its HR and communication teams, with the appointment of Carole Innes as Business Communications Manager and Jacqui Duncan as HR Manager.
Sylvia, who recently retired from her role of HR Director at Macphie of Glenbervie, is currently chairperson of the Scotland Food & Drink Skills Academy, a member of the Scottish Funding Council Joint Skills Committee and Scottish Qualification Authority Advisory Council.
In recognition of her achievements and outstanding contribution to business Sylvia was presented an award from the Association of Scottish Businesswomen and was named Director of the Year by the Institute of Directors Scotland. She was also awarded the prestigious Top Cherry Award for her Outstanding Contribution to Human Resources, more recently she was made a Burgess of Aberdeen.
Chief Operating Officer Nadir Mahjoub said: “We are delighted to welcome Sylvia to the board of directors. SPEX continues to grow both nationally and internationally and it is important that we continue to appoint specialist individuals to our team who will best support our business performance and allow us to advance our innovative solutions offerings to our clients. Sylvia’s depth of knowledge and extensive experience will be a great asset to us and essential for SPEX moving forward.”
Commenting on her appointment, Sylvia said: “I am pleased to join the board of directors at such an exciting time for the company. In four years, the team at SPEX has achieved so much and was named as Scotland’s fastest a young company by Business Insider in 2011. Looking ahead, I believe that the potential is immense and I look forward to being part of its continued growth.”
Prior to joining SPEX, Carole Innes was Business Development Manager at Brewin Dolphin in Aberdeen, where she was responsible for promoting the company’s investment management services. She has also held a number of management level roles with companies in the financial sector.
Jacqui Duncan brings a wealth of experience in recruitment and human resources. More recently, she held the role of HR Advisor at Red Spider for eight years and was responsible for the recruitment, induction and learning and development of 70 employees. Prior to this she worked at Enterprise North East Trust as an Assistant Facilities Manager.
Nadir continued: “We offer our clients a full service from concept to completion and this is largely supported by the team at our HQ. This round of appointments is the part of our strategic approach to strengthen our position in the oil and gas sector.”
Staff numbers at SPEX have increased from around 70 to 100 in recent months and this is expected to grow by a further 30 over the next year.