Maersk Oil Appoints HR Director to Continue Strategic Growth

Maersk Oil North Sea UK Limited has appointed a Director of Human Resources in response to continued strategic growth at the Aberdeen-based operator.

Neville Browne becomes part of the senior management team at the company, which employs over 900 onshore and offshore staff and contractors, after being appointed to the newly-created post.

Maersk Oil Managing Director Michael Engell-Jensen said: "The importance of attracting and retaining quality personnel is central to our growth ambitions and that is one of the prime factors behind Neville's appointment.

"This appointment demonstrates our long-term commitment to the UKCS as we continue to enhance our local infrastructure to support our strategic plans.

"Neville joins us with extensive experience in the oil and gas industry and I am confident his leadership in personnel issues will see us continue to bring the best industry talent into our organisation."

Neville Browne said: "This is a very exciting time to be joining Maersk Oil. The company is becoming established as a key player in the UK North Sea since first acquiring assets in the province in 2005, and has recruited over 100 new staff in the past 12 months.

"I will be looking to work with the senior management team to build on the success achieved to date. A significant element of my work will be about promoting the diverse career opportunities the company will continue to offer and our many attributes as a progressive employer."

Neville's career to date has seen him undertake a succession of petroleum engineering, operations and senior management positions with Texaco, and latterly Chevron, covering both technical and human resource disciplines.

He has also fulfilled asset management roles, as well as senior human resources and organisational development roles at corporate and business unit level. Prior to joining Maersk Oil he was HR Manager (Organisational Development) at The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.