Sodexo has appointed Susan Elston as Senior Vice President for its Offshore & Marine business in the UK and Ireland.

Sodexo’s Offshore & Marine business is part of the company’s Energy & Resources segment which serves clients in the oil & gas, mining and engineering & construction industries as well as other energy sectors.

Elston will be based at Sodexo’s Aberdeen office and will report directly to Sodexo’s Global CEO for Offshore & Marine, Lindsay Tocher.

With 18 years’ experience in the oil and gas sector, Elston is a well-respected figure, she joined Sodexo five years ago and in that time has held a number of global roles with the offshore and marine business. Previous to this new role Elston was Global VP Operational Solutions and Director of Operations New Geographies.

Lindsay Tocher, Global CEO, Offshore & Marine, Sodexo Energy & Resources said, “We are delighted to appoint Susan to this role, she brings a wealth of experience in the sector and will continue to ensure the successful development and deployment of solutions for our clients.”

Susan Elston added, “I am really pleased to be leading the UK and Ireland team who are doing a fantastic job delivering quality of life solutions to our clients. In addition to this I will also be looking to develop our diversity and inclusion strategy particularly around gender balance as well as looking at employee engagement and of course continuing the focus on safety for both our employees and those of our clients.”

Sodexo is the leading quality of life services provider for offshore facilities around the globe, from Asian shipyards through towing operations to exploration and production locations around the world, serving thousands of men and women from the North Sea to Western Africa and from Singapore and Australia to the Gulf of Mexico.

Sodexo’s Offshore & Marine business addresses the complexities of its clients’ challenges in this sector, including the geographic mobility of their operations and installations as well as work/life balance in this unique environment. The very nature of onshore/offshore rotations is extremely demanding for our clients’ crews. We deliver services to make their time away from home as comfortable as possible.

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