Former Foreign, Commonwealth Adviser to Drive Growth for MCS Australia

Global subsea company, MCS, is celebrating almost 200% growth in Australia. The Perth office now boasts 18 employees after creating 12 jobs in as many months, with plans for continued rapid expansion.

Key to the future growth is the appointment of former Foreign and Commonwealth Office Adviser, Gary Scroby, as business development manager. Based in MCS' newly launched Kuala Lumpur base, Scroby will be responsible for identifying new opportunities for the company in South-east Asia.

Having served with the Foreign and Common Wealth Office in a variety of roles around the world, Scroby was on secondment to UK Trade & Investment before joining MCS. During his three year secondment, he was responsible for advising UK companies on how to do business in the Malaysian market.

MCS director in charge of the Australian operation, Enda O'Sullivan, said: "This appointment is key to our future growth strategy and enables us to launch a base in Kuala Lumpur which is fast becoming a hub for subsea activity in South-east Asia. Coupled with our growing presence in Perth, this base will enable us to win further market share across Australasia.

"Attracting someone of Gary's calibre and experience is a real coup for MCS. He brings a keen sense of market awareness to the MCS fold."

Commenting on his appointment Scroby added: "MCS provides exactly the kind of specialist subsea expertise and technical know-how required to help the countries of South-east Asia develop oil and gas discoveries in deeper waters. Malaysia is at the forefront of this industry trend and KL is forging a reputation as the regional hub for deepwater engineering.

"MCS' global all-round subsea capabilities aligned with their core principles of integrity, excellence and teamwork stand them in good stead for doing business in the Asian markets."

Meanwhile Arran Ewan has moved to the Perth office from MCS in Aberdeen where he was responsible for business development. Mr Ewan has been with MCS for four years and will be transferring his skills and experience in the North Sea to Australia.

A subsea engineering company with offices in Houston, Galway, Aberdeen, Rio, Perth and Paris, MCS currently employs almost 200 people and provides engineering solutions including integrity management, proprietary software and hardware expertise, across a wide variety of subsea and riser projects worldwide.