Re-energising the business
Strategic hire for Carlton Resource Solutions
With 22 years’ experience in oil and gas recruitment, Doug Robertson has joined the Aberdeen-based business as operations director with a remit to enhance the firm’s capabilities through his expertise both in the UK and internationally.
Carlton, part of the Maxwell Drummond Group, supplies engineering, technical and commercial personnel to the energy industry, including oil majors, independent operators and engineering contractors.
Most recently president of operations – Canada for a global recruitment business, Mr Robertson has an honours degree in business studies from the Robert Gordon University and has extensive experience in global oil and gas producing regions such as the former Soviet Union, West Africa, Brazil and India.
Mr Robertson worked for 14 years in several senior roles for Orion Group, including the past three years in Calgary where he performed a key turnaround role against the backdrop of the oil price downturn. Whilst group recruitment director, he was also responsible for establishing a dedicated team at the company’s Inverness head office and managed the global recruitment function.
Craig Finnie, managing director at Maxwell Drummond Group, said: “With a strong track-record in delivering for clients in both the UK and globally, Doug will play a crucial role in ensuring that Carlton continues to provide an excellent level of service to our clients and candidates in the oil and gas industry.”
Mr Robertson said: “I’m relishing the opportunity to help re-energise a long-established business that has survived the downturn, whilst building upon Carlton’s reputation in the technical recruitment space. I’m also looking forward to enjoying a positive working relationship with Craig and the other directors to expand the group’s existing range of capabilities.
“I feel strongly that the business is well-positioned to take full advantage of its potential. Having two distinct businesses working together, with the executive search expertise of Maxwell Drummond, is a major benefit and gives clients in Aberdeen and further afield access to a far more comprehensive offering. In the short-term, we hope to achieve steady growth in a recovering market based on developing relationships with key clients where we aim to grow with them.”
In November, it was announced that a new leadership team – including prominent industry figure Andrew MacDonald and three of the founders of FG Associates – had re-established the well-known industry brand of Maxwell Drummond.
The newly-formed Maxwell Drummond Group, which encompasses Carlton Resource Solutions, FG Associates and Maxwell Drummond, has since relocated to new office premises at Albert Street, Aberdeen that houses a total of 10 staff.