MEMBER NEWS: New appointment expands Motive executive team

March 14, 2024
MEMBER NEWS: New appointment expands Motive executive team

Motive Offshore Group (Motive), which specialises in engineering, inspection and rental equipment for the energy sector, is delighted to announce the appointment of Group HSEQ & People Director Kerry Scott to the Executive Team alongside Dave Acton, James Gregg, and Declan Slattery.

This strategic addition to the Executive Team reflects Motive’s commitment to further enhancing its HSEQ and People functions, driving excellence across the organisation.

Kerry brings to the table a wealth of experience, boasting over two decades in the fields of Health, Safety, Environment, Quality (HSEQ), and Human Resources (HR). Her impact on Motive has been pivotal, having joined the company eight years ago in the capacity of HSEQ & HR Manager. Kerry’s contributions have been instrumental in the development and growth of the organisation.

Joining the Motive team in 2016, Kerry was responsible for leading the global HR function, and providing leadership on all aspects of health, safety, environment, and quality.

Kerry Scott, HR & People Director at Motive Offshore Group said: “I love being part of ‘Team Motive’, an environment that fosters genuine teamwork and a shared passion for what we do. Individuality and authenticity are not only accepted but celebrated – a rarity within an organisation. Throughout the years I have been tempted to follow certain leadership styles I have been exposed to, however being part of Team Motive helped me realise that it was ok to follow my own style and be myself. As a member of the Executive Team, I am eager to contribute to the growth of the organisation through active participation in the decision-making processes. I am also committed to upholding and championing the values and perspectives of my colleagues.”

Kerry is renowned across Motive Offshore Group for championing a People-first culture based around continuous learning, growth, and development. Bringing a unique perspective to the Executive Team, Kerry’s firmly focused growth mindset will further strengthen strategic direction.

Motive CEO and co-founder Dave Acton added: “Kerry has been a valued member of the Motive team for many years, and we are delighted to welcome her onto the executive team.
With a long background in the industry and deep understanding of our company, Kerry brings an important learning, growth and development focus to this key appointment and will play a vital role in shaping our future direction.”

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