Gerard Daniels appoints new Asia Pacific Senior Leader

International executive search and board consulting firm, Gerard Daniels, has appointed Paul Pryde as the new Practice Leader for its oil, gas and energy activities. Based out of Perth, Paul will lead Gerard Daniels’ work across the Asia Pacific region.

Bringing over 20 years of experience in the energy and resource sectors, Paul’s expertise in international executive search extends across Asia Pacific, EMEA and the Americas. This experience, combined with his background in senior Human Resource Management roles across the oil and gas industry, adds additional senior leadership and regional expertise to Gerard Daniels’ team of HR consulting and advisory specialists.

Across his career, Paul has carried out assignments at the board level, C-level, senior leadership and functional management level for a variety of ASX, SGX, FSE and NYSE listed entities, private companies and private equity backed businesses.

Paul is active in the upstream, midstream and downstream oil, gas and energy sectors across a wide spectrum of areas including drilling, exploration and geoscience, operations, engineering, transportation, production and refinement, as well as sales and marketing. Additionally, his human resources advisory and consultancy capability covers a host of areas including organisational design and workforce planning through to leadership development and global mobility.

He holds an MBA from the University of the West of Scotland and is a Chartered Member of the CIPD.

“It’s rare to find someone of Paul’s calibre who brings such a deep level of international expertise in both search and human resources consulting in the oil and gas and energy sectors. We’re extremely excited to welcome him to the team,” said Gerard Daniels Chief Executive Officer, Alison Gaines.

“His appointment not only bolsters our long-established leadership position in the Australian market, but further enhances our experience, offering and strength across the Asia Pacific market, a region that presents strategic growth opportunity for both us and our clients. Paul’s international experience and consulting skillset will prove highly valuable in helping clients navigate the ever-shifting challenges and opportunities presented by the increasingly globalised talent market of the oil, gas and energy industry.