SCOTTISH lingerie tycoon Michelle Mone is among speakers at an Oil and Gas UK conference next week.
She will talk to young professionals at the industry body’s Next Generation event at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on Wednesday. It is being held to help the industry learn what motivates its young professionals: often referred to as Generation Y.
Oil and Gas UK’s communications director, Trisha O’Reilly, said: “The motivations and expectations of Generation Y are hugely different to those of young professionals starting their careers 20 or 30 years ago. It is important that today’s leaders hear and consider what attracts these skilled people to our sector and, of course, what will keep them here.”
OGUK said Ms Mone, in her capacity as a successful young entrepreneur, was well qualified to give her perspective on the opportunities and pitfalls of perceiving the world in a different way to those that went before her.
She will explain how she has succeeded in establishing a working environment which has contributed to a committed workforce and prosperous business.
Ms Mone is the founder and co-owner of Glasgow-based MJM International and the creator of Ultimo, a leading designer lingerie brand. She employs 45 people in Glasgow and 60 consultants nationwide.
Technip’s graduate contract engineer, Yvonne Scott, will draw on her experience supporting a team undertaking a subsea project to inspire a discussion among delegates on changing attitudes, while Chevron’s learning and organisational development leader, David Sherrit, will explore and encourage debate on the formula for ensuring individuals’ success alongside firms’ achievements.