Aubin Group, a chemical technology specialist, has appointed Katy Gifford as Chief Financial Officer to strengthen its management team and help drive the future growth of the company.
Katy Gifford brings over 25 years senior management and international experience in the oil & gas industry to Aubin Group. A Chartered Accountant, her previous roles at director and senior management level include positions at S4 Advisory, a specialist business consultancy working with many leading oil and gas organisations, Wood Group, Talisman Energy and Stolt Offshore, a predecessor of Subsea 7. In addition, she is the non-executive Chairman of Aberdeen Foyer, a charitable organization supporting young unemployed or homeless people in the North East of Scotland.
Gifford said: “Aubin Group has a talented and driven team who have developed an exciting portfolio of innovative technology which can be tailored to suit individual clients’ requirements. This is increasingly vital as construction and production costs continue to rise in many provinces and Aubin Group’s ability to contribute to driving down costs, as well as risk, is highly appealing to the international market.’’
Paddy Collins, Managing Director of Aubin Group, said: “We are delighted to have Katy on board at such a pivotal time for our growth. Her background in senior management and international expertise will play a significant role in helping the company to continue to develop and grow.’’
The appointment is part of ambitious growth plans by Aubin Group which recently announced an increase in turnover of more than 35% to £6.5million for the 12 months ending 30 June, 2013. The growth followed £2.25million investment by BGF (Business Growth Fund).
The company has recorded significant growth in its Well Services division and seen steady expansion by launching new divisions and adding to its team of chemical engineering and subsea experts. Over the coming months, a major focus for the business will be on developing its Subsea and Integrity divisions, whilst Aubin Group will also aim to expand on the level of work carried out in the Middle East by its Well Services and Pipelines divisions.