Gordon Headley, MBA

Gordon started his career in production operations management with Amoco UK Exploration Company. He then moved to Consultancy to broaden his International experience working on contracts in Austria, the Netherlands, UK and China. He then moved to Colombia, South America (working with the leading UK independent – Lasmo plc) where he was appointed Chief Engineer and later Project Development Manager, responsible for several Oilfield developments. Gordon was then transferred to East Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo) where he was responsible for Well operations within the groups most valuable asset.
On returning to the UK, in 1997, he completed an MBA at Henley and was assigned as Project Manager for a major organisational change project which ultimately reduced the overhead cost and made the business more efficient in response to the low oil price environment ($8-50 /barrel). Gordon was then appointed Global Head of Human Resources for Lasmo plc – his big break into HR management.
Following this experience, Gordon drove significant change as Group HR Director at Wilson Bowden plc, a FTSE 250 property developer, by implementing a culture change which resulted in a reduction in staff turnover from 32% to 17% within 2 years. Engagement, HSE and operating performance were all significantly improved.
He then joined Tullow Oil plc, a FTSE 100 – global independent Exploration and Production Company, in 2008, based in London. In his role as Chief HR Officer, Gordon headed up Tullow’s people agenda across 24 countries of operation and was responsible in delivering business led expansion of 650%, between 2008 and 2014, in response to its ambitions to become the major independent oil company in Africa.
On 1st August 2016 Gordon joined the OCS Group in the new Excom role of Group HR director, responsible for the people agenda across over 50 countries and a workforce of 87,000.
During 2003 and 2004, Gordon was a visiting Lecturer to MBA course at Cass Business School (City University, London) and was on the Board of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), a charity, from 2007-2016.