Opito has appointed a new managing director as it looks to continue growth in its expanding international business.
Graham Gall will take up the role moving from his former position as the managing director of Falck Safety Services in Brazil.
He will be based in Dubai where he will take over the role from Colin Griffiths who stood down in July last year.
OPITO Group chief executive David Doig said: “OPITO’s business is driven by demand for quality assured common industry standards from globally operating employers.
“Across all operating regions we continue to see a move to mandated OPITO standards environments, driven by policy changes in NOCs and IOCs.
“Forecast growth in standards for 2016 is a reflection of the maturity of parts of our operating regions, particularly in Asia and embryonic growth in West Africa.
“Graham’s strategic and operational insight, drive and determination will further enhance the International management team and support the group’s drive to deliver new workforce development
projects across these regions and the Middle East.”
Prior to his previous role at Falck, Gall was also standards and approvals director for Opito’s North Sea business and also spent a number of years working across the UK for airport operator BAA.
He said: “OPITO is a respected global organisation built on the principal value of ensuring that people working in potentially hazardous environments have the competency, capability and capacity to work and behave safely with confidence in their daily lives.
“OPITO standards are recognised globally within industry to engage and partner the foundation of safety and security within their workforces. I look forward to working with the organisation to influence this trust and commitment within international industry leaders to develop a global culture where the skills and safety of people in our industry are the focus of future.”