Image 2021 12 15 T01 59 00

Our Team

Leadership Team

Paul Savage

Paul Savage

Managing Director

Paul has a background in law and business and oversees the day to day running of Orion. He has spearheaded recent diversification strategies across the Group and leads our drive to achieving 'net carbon zero'. Today Orion Group is a world leader in delivering manpower solutions to some o...

Ross MacRae

Ross MacRae

Group HR Director and Deputy Managing Director

​Ross MacRae has worked in Human Resources for thirty years.He is Group HR Director & Deputy MD, a member of the Orion Group board of directors and is in his tenth year at Orion. Key responsibilities include leading...

Gail Mackie

Gail Mackie

Director

​Gail is now on her 31st year with the Orion Group As Payroll Director she runs a team of 15 who oversee the day to day running of all the Groups payroll activities​

Steven Greig

Steven Greig

Regional Director

Location: Aberdeen, UK. ​Steve Greig has worked in Energy Recruitment for thirty years.He is the Regional Director for Europe and is a member of the Senior Management team. Steve is in his fourteenth year at Orion....

Mark Donnison

Mark Donnison

Regional Director - Energy

​​Location: London, UK Divisional Director - London, Caspian and the Middle EastRegional management r...

Barry Cann

Barry Cann

OCCMS Managing Director and Group Technical Director

​Barry is an experienced business director, project manager and chartered engineer. He has a wealth of expertise in engineering, construction and commissioning and decommissioning, covering brown and greenfield projects. Barry has worked across a range of sectors including oil and gas (conventional...

Gavin Beaton

Gavin Beaton

Group Recruitment Director

​Gavin Beaton has worked in Energy Recruitment for sixteen years. As Group Recruitment Director he works with our international recruitment teams to ensure the highest standards of delivery are maintained. 

Stephen O'Connell

Stephen O'Connell

Divisional Director, Life Sciences

​Location: Ireland/UK/NetherlandsI have worked within the recruitment industry for over 10 years after previously being in Engineering for 8 years. My recruitment experience covers Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Medical Devices...

Rory Black

Rory Black

Group Sales and Marketing Director

​Rory Black joined Orion Group in October 2021 and is Group Sales & Marketing Director, based at the company’s Inverness headquarters. He secured a BA (Hons) in Marketing from the University of Strathclyde in 2001 and relocated back to the Highlands in 2009. Rory has been involved in...

Martin Bate

Martin Bate

Group Technical Permanent Hire Director

​Location: United States, Europe and Asia​Since​ January 2020, ​I am ​Group Technical Permanent Hire Director that leads International teams focussed on the Filtration and Nonwoven industries.​ Providing​ our industry leading​

Andrew Mottershead

Andrew Mottershead

Global Sales Director

​Location: Antwerp, BelgiumAbout me: In January 2024 I joined as Global Sales Director supporting both OCCMS and Orion Group having spent the past 20 with Vinci Energies. Looking to continue our expansion...

Amir Rasool

Amir Rasool

Divisional Director - Technology

​Location: The Midlands About me: I’ve been in recruitment since ’97 and have seen the growth of the industry. Focussed on Tech recruitment covering areas as diverse as Data Science, Cyber Security, Digital Transformations and Quantum Computing. I oversee the entire recruitment lifecycle, from sourcing a...

Andy Christie

Andy Christie

BMS Director

​Over 36 years experience in the design, implementation, management , audit and certification of business management systems including quality, health & safety, environment and business continuity for a broad range of manufacturing and service industries.

HR and Administration

Alec Young

Alec Young

Group Recruitment Administration Manager

Location – Inverness HQ, Since July 2021 I am responsible for managing Group Recruitment Administration across all offices worldwide. I like to travel when able, along with keeping active.

Garry Begg

Garry Begg

Group Tax Manager

​I have worked within both personal and business tax for just over 7 years before joining Orion Group in August 2022. I am responsible for maintaining and developing relationships within key functions and regions of...

Chris Neale

Chris Neale

Group HR Manager

Location: Head Office, Scotland, UKJoining Orion in 2013 I’m responsible for the efficient and effective delivery of Human Resources services across ...

Energy

Zamina Clemmey

Zamina Clemmey

Country Manager - Azerbaijan

​Location: Azerbaijan. I am the OFM LLC Azerbaijan  Country Manager and have worked with Orion since August 2015 and as well as recruitment and management of staff it is my role to i...

Tom Hennessy

Tom Hennessy

Divisional Director & Key Account Director

​Location: Manchester, UK. Divisional Director. Tom has P&L responsibility for the Manchester operation including recruitment and management of staff, operational involvement and client / account management. He is a...

Lesley Butter

Lesley Butter

Country Manager - The Netherlands

​Location - The Hague, The Netherlands Experienced Senior Recruitment Consultant/Sales Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the staffing and recruitment industry. Skilled in Renewable /Offshore/Oil&Gas and Maritime /Crewing operations.

Michael DaCosta

Michael DaCosta

Recruitment Manager – Energy

​Location: London. I am Recruitment Manager for Orion in London. I have worked at Orion since 2016. I provide oversight and assurance on Orion’s delivery to a number of large key accounts including our global agreement ...

David Cordiner

David Cordiner

Sales Director MEA

​In his twelfth year with Orion, Dave has previously worked in Asia as country manager for Orion’s South Korea branch for 2 years. He was relocated to the Middle East as Regional Director for 6 years. Dave is now Orion’...

Antonio Piedipalumbo

Antonio Piedipalumbo

Country Manager - Qatar

Location: Qatar. ​Toni has worked as a client coordinator for contractor deployment’s role, as contractor working on assignments role, as a country manager for recruitment companies, and as business development manager role. Toni recognises the needs and expectation of clients, employee ...

Ian Hunter

Ian Hunter

Senior Recruitment Consultant - Energy

​Location: London. I started recruitment into the oil and gas industry in 2006, and – apart from a year in finance recruitment – have  worked in it ever since. I joined the energy team at Orion in 2018.. I have recruited over 500 people into 20 countries in the oil and gas sector, a...

Andy McNair

Andy McNair

Worksite Rep Manager

Location, Aberdeen, UK. I currently provide client & technical reps to several major operators both in the UK and overseas. I am responsibl...

Gary Chapman

Gary Chapman

Principal Recruitment Consultant

​Location: Manchester, About me: Over 15 years' international experience supporting the staffing needs of major operators and contractors in the Oil & Gas industry. Current specialty: Supporting the staffing ne...

Liju Thomas

Liju Thomas

Operations Lead

​Location: Doha - Qatar. A multi-skilled management professional with 16 years of international corporate experience. Adept at prioritizing and completing business goals to produce positive results and enhance operations excellence.

Greg Nicolson

Greg Nicolson

Talent Acquisition Manager

Location: Aberdeen, UK. I provide full cycle in-house recruitment support to CNOOC International and their UK operations and covers management of both contract and permanent recruitment whilst overseeing the effective day to day running of the MSP contract.  I’ve work...

Richard Kirwan

Richard Kirwan

Business Manager

Location: Houston, Texas, ​Business Manager focused on supporting large engineering projects across the Americas. Specialties: Business Development, Candidate Attraction and Retention, Account Management, Project Management.

Kevin Kinzie

Kevin Kinzie

Senior Account Manager

​Location:Houston, TX USA Senior Account Manager with over 15 years’ experience working in the Oil and Gas Industry. Successfully develop and manage key accounts, supporting major oil and gas clients globally. Current specialty:Oil and Gas: Upstream/Midstream/Downstream Orion Group ha...

Susan Ferguson

Susan Ferguson

Senior Recruitment Consultant

​Senior Consultant with over 30 years’ experience in sectors including office personnel, accountancy, supply chain, manufacturing and engineering.

Phil Butcher

Phil Butcher

Recruitment Consultant

​Location: Houston, TX I’ve been a recruiter with Orion since 2017. Current Specialty: Contract and permanent roles within O&G. The best things about working with Orion Group: A fun atmosphere with highly capable coworkers. In my spare time: I ride bikes, work on my bungalow an...

Christopher Bryl

Christopher Bryl

Senior Recruitment Consultant

​Location: Manchester. I’ve seen the business evolve and diversify in to multiple industries such as nuclear, rail, life sciences, finance. I started with the business as a resourcer and ...

Beatriz Olmedo

Beatriz Olmedo

Recruitment Consultant

​Location:Barcelona , Spain, I joined Orion in the summer of 2019 as a recruitment consultant.  I am responsible for new business development and recruitment delivery to new and existing client accounts within the Oil and Gas sector across the UK, Europe and Middle East. Current Sp...

Laura McHardy

Laura McHardy

Senior Recruitment Consultant

​Location: AberdeenI’ve managed to reach (and exceed) the magic 10-year milestone here at Orion and I think that’s ...

Praveen Nair

Praveen Nair

Senior Recruitment Consultant

​About me:I have been doing recruitments in Oil & Gas industry since 2009. My experience is diversified within the industry and hence unde...

Ellaine Malinao

Ellaine Malinao

Senior Recruitment Consultant

​Location:Dubai, UAEAbout me:A certified CHRM/CHRP in Human Resource, with total 16 years of experience in different field, mostly Oil &a...

Sharina Tedja

Sharina Tedja

Recruitment Consultant

​Location:The NetherlandsRecruitment Consultant, I started with Orion 1...

Finlay Asher

Finlay Asher

Recruitment Consultant

​Location: LondonAbout me: Since: I initially began working as a recruitment resourcer in Orion’s Inverness HQ, before moving to our London office. I identify and attract suitable candidates across the Energy sectors, ...

Anna Fryer

Anna Fryer

Recruitment Consultant

​Location: Aberdeen, UK, I have worked at Orion since 2015, starting here as the Worksite Rep Coordinator Supporting our Subsea Construction and Diving Support contracts. I am now responsible for the recruitment of Health, Safety and Environment, Technical Safety, Materials and Procureme...

Alan Patterson

Alan Patterson

Aberdeen Office Account Manager

​I joined Orion in February 2018 as Office Account Manager.  I assist our clients in sourcing administrative and finance candidates for both contract and permanent roles. This is a field in which I have 27 years of experience, and I very much take the view that todays’ candidates co...

Alan Clarke

Alan Clarke

​Operations/ Global Mobility Manager

Since joining Orion in 2006, Alan heads up our global mobility function. Integrated throughout Orion’s network of local offices and head office support functions, Orion’s worldwide mobility services provide a fully coordinated service through pre-mobilisation, in-country arrival and ongoing assi...

Adrian Davidson

Adrian Davidson

Group Recruitment Manager

​Location: Inverness, UK, I went past the 20 year milestone with Orion in 2018 and have been lucky enough to be part the continued success & growth of the company to the international Group we are now.  During this time I have worked in conjunction with the vast majority of our offices across all regions, including havin...

Raquel Fasci

Raquel Fasci

Senior Recruitment Consultant

​Raquel brings experience from a diverse background in numerous recruitment sectors, Whilst the sectors vary, her principles remain the same – delivering high quality service to both candidates and clients across Orion’s spread of different ...

Lachlan Nicholson

Lachlan Nicholson

Recruitment Manager

​Location: Aberdeen I specialise in recruitment and executive search staff and senior appointments in the global Oil ...

Kelsee Tedder

Kelsee Tedder

Senior Recruitment Consultant

​Location: Houston. I joined Orion in the summer of 2019. Prior to coming over I have 5 years of corporate Recruitment experience for an Engineering Services company. Current Specialty: I recruit all types of positions for offshore, onshore, midstream, upstream, and downstream. I wo...

Emma Smart

Emma Smart

Senior Recruitment Consultant

​Location: Aberdeen, UK. I joined Orion in April 2019 as a Senior Recruitment Consultant.I assist our clients in sourcing candidates for a variety of disciplines including project control, administration/secretarial, finance and IT for both contract and permanent vacancies. Current Specialty: Business support roles, particularly secretarial ...

John McWilliam

John McWilliam

Project Manager

​John’s O&G career spans over 30 years. Initially as a Planning Engineer, working for several major operators and EPC companies both on/offshore on brownfield and greenfield projects. Further assignments included comprehensive Ops/Maint & Shutdown experience. This network and experienc...

Jenny Chalmers

Jenny Chalmers

Account Manager

​Location: Aberdeen, UK Jenny initially joined Orion in 2009 as a Senior Recruiter and is now as an Account Manager.With over 24 years working in the recruitment sector predominantly within oil and gas.I have a dual rol...

Carol Dunro

Carol Dunro

MSP Account Manager

​Location: AberdeenAbout me: Since December 2021 I have been working as the MSP Coordinator for our Spirit Energy Account, providing b...

Rob Wilson

Rob Wilson

Senior Recruitment Consultant

​Location: Manchester. I joined Orion Group in May 2021 with experience recruiting within engineering and automation.  Providing the best talent for Manufacturing Clients, and overseeing the full recruitment cycle for contingent and permanent candidates across multiple sectors and d...

Nisha Sai

Nisha Sai

Recruitment Administrator

​Location: Dubai. I have been a recruitment administrator in our Dubai office for over 5 years.  My job involves formatting CV’s and upload those cv’s on to our database as well as recruitment. Current Speciality: Oil and gas and construction The best thing about working with Orion Group: I lo...

Iona Larnach

Iona Larnach

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Location: Inverness HQ. I support the Middle East region so given the time difference there are usually a few items for me to action first thing! I’ll have a catch up call with the team every day, and then most d...

Fiona Milligan

Fiona Milligan

Senior Recruitment Consultant

​Location: Inverness HQAbout me: Since March 2023 I have been working as Senior Recruitment Consultant in Orion’s Inverness HQ office. I aim to provide an efficient, effective, and professional recr...

Haridas Mohandas

Haridas Mohandas

Recruitment Manager - Middle East

​Location:Dubai, I am currently the recruitment manager in Dubai and have been with Orion Group almost 9 years. I provide efficient, effective and professi...

Ewan Melling

Ewan Melling

Principal Recruitment Consultant

Location: Manchester, UK. ​I joined Orion Group in December 2018, to work as a Principal Recruitment Consultant focusing on permanent staff hires within the Upstream Oil & Gas sector. This is a field I have 6 years’ experience in, and I genuinely enjoy the global aspect of the O&...

Stewart Bryson

Stewart Bryson

Senior Recruitment Consultant

​Location: Inverness . I have worked for Orion at our head office in Inverness since March 2011 and am currently a Senior Recruitment Consultant. I source candidates for our clients’ requirements, predominately assisting our Bristol office and occasionally our Perth office in Australia. Current Specialty: A wide range of role...

Chloe Miller

Chloe Miller

Recruitment Consultant

​Location: Inverness, UKAbout me: I joined Orion in May 2023 as Recruitment Consultant, based at the Inverness office (HQ). I aim to provide the best possible recruitment service to both...

Byju Joseph

Byju Joseph

Regional Finance and Admin Manager

​Location: Dubai, UAE, Since December 2010 with Orion Group as Regional Finance & Administration Manager based in Dubai supporting the middle east operations.

Shamela Janjua

Shamela Janjua

Administrator

​I have been welcomed by my new colleagues so warmly and it’s made settling in much easier. Working with Orion Group has been a life changer for me, both professionally and personally. I'm learning a lot of new things a...

Louis Falconer-Flavin

Louis Falconer-Flavin

Recruitment Consultant

​Location: London, UKAbout me: Since 2021 I have been enjoying everything the recruitment industry has to offer and have succeeded in carving out my own space within the energy market o...

Oil and Gas Recruitment

Dean  Prystupa

Dean Prystupa

Senior Recruitment Consultant

​Dean currently serves a diverse range of clients and candidates within the Canadian Oil, Gas and Energy space with their office based out of Calgary, Alberta.  Dean provides a collaborative and consultative approach understanding key drivers and needs for both clients and candidate...

Kafui Toviekou

Kafui Toviekou

Principal Recruitment Consultant

​Location : ManchesterAbout me: I have over 10 years of experience mainly supporting operator's staffing manpower need on major oil and gas project across the EMEA region.

Lachlan Nicholson

Lachlan Nicholson

Recruitment Manager

​Location: Aberdeen I specialise in recruitment and executive search staff and senior appointments in the global Oil ...

Life Sciences

Steve Beechey

Steve Beechey

Divisional Director, Life Science. North America

​I have approaching 25 years’ experience within the recruitment world. I have worked across MSP, Permanent, Temp, Contract and Interim recruitment.I have experience of many sectors and have used the knowledge gained to build relationships, many of which have lasted through employment and sector changes....

David Walsh

David Walsh

Business Manager

​Location: Cork, Ireland. I'm a 'Recruitment Business Manager' David has been a within recruitment since 2004 and has a broad industry experien...

Colin Murray-Bain

Colin Murray-Bain

Recruitment Consultant

Location: Madison, WIAbout me: I have been working in recruitment for ~8 years across...

Danielle StGeorge

Danielle StGeorge

Recruitment Consultant

Location: Chicago, IL About me:Before I ventured into the recruiting world, I worked f...

Victoria Armistead

Victoria Armistead

Recruitment Consultant

​Location: Lanzarote, Spain As a Recruitment Team Lead, I am responsible for supporting the team and participating in the delivery of contract recruitment in the Life Sciences sector, throughout the UK and Ireland.

Matthew Freyer

Matthew Freyer

Team Lead

About me: I have been in recruitment for 10+ years and have worked within Staffing and Talent Acquisition. I’ve done individual headhunting all the way to leading a team of 7 to employ 1200+ contract employees within 3 mo...

Rachael Jalbuena

Rachael Jalbuena

Recruitment Consultant

Location: Chicago, ILAbout me: I've been in recruitment since 2015, starting out in t...

Justin Mertel

Justin Mertel

Recruitment Consultant

About me: I come from a background in client interaction and phone-based customer service. For me there is no better feeling than helping people find employment opportunities. Being able to understand the stress and frus...

Hedwig Visee

Hedwig Visee

Client Engagement Manager

​Location: Netherlands Since April 2020 I am the Life Sciences client engagement manager dedicated to the Dutch market. Providing the best service to our Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Medical devices Clients and overseeing the full recruitment cycle for contingent and permanent candidates across mult...

Colette Kramer

Colette Kramer

Recruitment Consultant

About Me: I joined Orion Group in September of 2022 as a Recruitment Consultant. My focus is dedicated to assisting our largest pharmaceutical manufacturing client in North America by sourcing talent for contingent posit...

Beiker Espinoza

Beiker Espinoza

Recruitment Consultant

​Location: Chicago,IL About me: Since February 2022, I have worked as a Recruitment Consultant for our Life Science sector in the Chicagoland area. Always aim to help and create a personal relationships with each individu...

Jordan Robb

Jordan Robb

Recruitment Consultant

Location: Cork, Ireland. Joined Orion in May 2022 as a Recruitment Consultant due to its remarkable service delivery standards in the Life Sciences Industry. Current Speciality: Life Sciences. The best thing abou...

Nicole Elphick

Nicole Elphick

Recruitment Consultant

​Location: Cork, IrelandAbout me: I joined Orion Group as a Recruitment Consultant in August 2022, having come from a background of retai...

Permanent

Cameron Lisle

Cameron Lisle

Recruitment Consultant

​Location:Inverness HQAbout me: Since ...

John MacRitchie

John MacRitchie

Senior Recruitment Consultant

​John joined in August 2023 and brings with him a wealth of experience.John said: “I have worked in recruitment for 15-years and have supported many candidates and clients across the North of Scotland. I’m passionate about what I do and am really excited to have joined Orion Group as a Senior Recru...

Toni Smith

Toni Smith

Recruitment Consultant

Location: UK Toni is Orion PartnerPlus Recruitment Consultant within Filtration & Nonwoven sectors.I support the global delivery function for retained positions within the Chemical, Filtration, Technology and Nonwoven...

Engineering Skilled Trades

Gary Scott

Gary Scott

General Manager - Dunfermline Office

Location: Dunfermline, UK ​With many years of experience in the field Gary manages the Dunfermline Office and oversees the Trade Solutions, Engineering and Energy functions.

Susan Ferguson

Susan Ferguson

Senior Recruitment Consultant

​Senior Consultant with over 30 years’ experience in sectors including office personnel, accountancy, supply chain, manufacturing and engineering.

Angela Henderson

Angela Henderson

Senior Recruitment Consultant

I joined Orion Group in 2001 and have enjoyed a busy career in developing client relationships, nurturing candidates through their recruitment journey as well as specialising in sourcing for all discipline types over a wide range of industry sectors. I have built successful business...

Neil Grant

Neil Grant

Senior Recruitment Consultant

​Location: Inverness. Senior Recruitment Consultant. I’ve worked with the Company since 2006 and have other 13 years’ experience covering both International & UK projects. Current specialty: I am part of the Inverness Projects Team, focusing on local Client’s requirements. The most common roles I recruit for are:

John MacRitchie

John MacRitchie

Senior Recruitment Consultant

​John joined in August 2023 and brings with him a wealth of experience.John said: “I have worked in recruitment for 15-years and have supported many candidates and clients across the North of Scotland. I’m passionate about what I do and am really excited to have joined Orion Group as a Senior Recru...

Susan McLean

Susan McLean

Senior Recruitment Administrator

​Location: Dunfermline . My job includes: Maintaining good relationships with clients while sourcing new business, Sourcing candidates for vacancies, Visiting clients in their workplace, Meeting prospective candidates. It’s a fast paced role and I really enjoy the buzz of recruitment. C...

PartnerPlus

Martin Bate

Martin Bate

Group Technical Permanent Hire Director

​Location: United States, Europe and Asia​Since​ January 2020, ​I am ​Group Technical Permanent Hire Director that leads International teams focussed on the Filtration and Nonwoven industries.​ Providing​ our industry leading​

Adam Gater

Adam Gater

Lead Recruitment Consultant - Permanent

​Adam Gater heads up the bespoke division of Orion, which is called PartnerPlus.Essentially a hybrid recruitment model that sits in between the traditional contingent model and the high end executive search, that has taken the industry by storm.

Built Environment

John MacRitchie

John MacRitchie

Senior Recruitment Consultant

​John joined in August 2023 and brings with him a wealth of experience.John said: “I have worked in recruitment for 15-years and have supported many candidates and clients across the North of Scotland. I’m passionate about what I do and am really excited to have joined Orion Group as a Senior Recru...

Nisha Sai

Nisha Sai

Recruitment Administrator

​Location: Dubai. I have been a recruitment administrator in our Dubai office for over 5 years.  My job involves formatting CV’s and upload those cv’s on to our database as well as recruitment. Current Speciality: Oil and gas and construction The best thing about working with Orion Group: I lo...

Engineering

Gary Scott

Gary Scott

General Manager - Dunfermline Office

Location: Dunfermline, UK ​With many years of experience in the field Gary manages the Dunfermline Office and oversees the Trade Solutions, Engineering and Energy functions.

Angela Henderson

Angela Henderson

Senior Recruitment Consultant

I joined Orion Group in 2001 and have enjoyed a busy career in developing client relationships, nurturing candidates through their recruitment journey as well as specialising in sourcing for all discipline types over a wide range of industry sectors. I have built successful business...

Monika Gajda

Monika Gajda

Senior Recruitment Consultant

​Location: Inverness, UK. I have worked in the recruitment team at Orion for nearly 11 years and I currently lead a team of recruiters who recruit for both permanent and temporary vacancies.  I regularly liaise with clients and candidates and have been involved in numerous large man...

John MacRitchie

John MacRitchie

Senior Recruitment Consultant

​John joined in August 2023 and brings with him a wealth of experience.John said: “I have worked in recruitment for 15-years and have supported many candidates and clients across the North of Scotland. I’m passionate about what I do and am really excited to have joined Orion Group as a Senior Recru...

Ewan Melling

Ewan Melling

Principal Recruitment Consultant

Location: Manchester, UK. ​I joined Orion Group in December 2018, to work as a Principal Recruitment Consultant focusing on permanent staff hires within the Upstream Oil & Gas sector. This is a field I have 6 years’ experience in, and I genuinely enjoy the global aspect of the O&...

Stewart Bryson

Stewart Bryson

Senior Recruitment Consultant

​Location: Inverness . I have worked for Orion at our head office in Inverness since March 2011 and am currently a Senior Recruitment Consultant. I source candidates for our clients’ requirements, predominately assisting our Bristol office and occasionally our Perth office in Australia. Current Specialty: A wide range of role...