Derek Massie is an experienced international HR VP/Director with 25 years’ experience, predominantly in oil and gas services and contracting as well as industrial services and manufacturing. He has operated both at corporate executive level and leading HR teams in regional/divisional roles. He has had HR responsibility for more than 25 countries spanning Europe, Asia, Africa, US and South America. His experience is a mix of strategic and operational HR. Areas of expertise include resourcing, performance management, change management, organisational development and restructuring, due diligence/integration, communications, employee relations, and talent management/development and succession planning. In addition to these core HR skills he has a real understanding and contributes to the broader business and commercial agenda. From October 2013 Derek will be a Senior Consultant with Maxwell Drummond International, based in London, and the Functional Global leader for HR work. Maxwell Drummond International is a leading international retained search firm offering executive search services to global clients in all sectors of the energy and natural resources industries. With seven offices worldwide (Aberdeen, Calgary, Houston, London, Perth, Rio, Singapore) our fully integrated team has the relevant experience and an unparalleled breadth and depth of global networks to cover all major energy markets; we are strongly positioned to identify and place leading executives and senior technical professionals for our clients Derek has trained as an executive leadership coach. He utilises this training and his diverse business and personal experience to assist clients discover solutions and make action plans to improve their performance and overall life satisfaction. During 2013 has been operating as a consultant to a major drilling contractor helping them with their HR service delivery model to facilitate growth and new market entries as well as acting as a ‘sounding board’ for their COO and CAO, on key organisational issues. He has also been a guest speaker and Chairperson at a number of Energy HR conferences, has held UK Company Directorships, served as a Lay Member of UK Industrial Tribunals and was a Board Member of the International School of Stavanger, Norway.Assignments have seen Derek and his wife living in Scotland, Malaysia, England, France, Norway, Netherlands, USA and Singapore. Derek is now based in Surrey, England.