OPITO Appoints New MD

Oil and gas industry skills and workforce development body OPITO announced Thursday that it has appointed Graham Gall as its new managing director.

Formerly the ‎MD of Falck Safety Services in Brazil, Gall has almost 25 years of experience in the oil and gas and aviation sectors, including a number of international leadership positions. Prior to joining Falck, he was the standards and approvals director for OPITO’s North Sea business. Based in Dubai, Gall will replace Colin Griffiths who stood down in July last year.

OPITO Group CEO David Doig commented in a company statement:

“OPITO’s business is driven by demand for quality assured common industry standards from globally operating employers. Across all operating regions we continue to see a move to mandated OPITO standards environments, driven by policy changes in NOCs and IOCs.

“Forecast growth in standards for 2016 is a reflection of the maturity of parts of our operating regions, particularly in Asia and embryonic growth in West Africa. Graham’s strategic and operational insight, drive and determination will further enhance the International management team and support the group’s drive to deliver new workforce development projects across these regions and the Middle East.”

Commenting on his appointment, Graham Gall said in an OPITO release:

“OPITO is a respected global organization built on the principal value of ensuring that people working in potentially hazardous environments have the competency, capability and capacity to work and behave safely with confidence in their daily lives.

“OPITO standards are recognized globally within industry to engage and partner the foundation of safety and security within their workforces. I look forward to working with the organization to influence this trust and commitment within international industry leaders to develop a global culture where the skills and safety of people in our industry are the focus of future.”


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