An introduction to some of the key players in Cripps Sears’ business:

Managing Director: Mike Cripps

Mike formed the business in the 1970s after working in industrial management and has extensive knowledge in the energy, upstream oil and gas sectors, and forty years’ experience of building strong relationships in these specialist areas. Passionate about delivering quality executive searches and creating the right team environment within Cripps Sears, he is both colleague and coach to the specialist teams.

In Mike’s own words this means: “meeting and exceeding the expectations of top-tier clients by providing a high quality knowledge-driven service through a team of motivated, happy and upwardly mobile people”.

Head of Infrastructure: Mark Scollay

Mark oversees the Cripps Sears infrastructure and power practices. He started his working life in property and facilities management recruitment with a FTSE 250 company supporting a diverse client base, and then went on to specialise in power and infrastructure (utilities, transport and property).

Mark said: “The infrastructure sector plays a vital role in building and supporting communities and keeping this infrastructure operational and efficient under the sustainable agenda is essential. As with all our practices, we track the key events which influence the sector – economic, political and technological, and share these critical developments internally and externally. Relating and understanding these facts is imperative when supporting our clients.”

Head of Gas, LNG and Midstream: Graham Spencer

Graham leads the gas, LNG and midstream practice, which is widely acknowledged as one of the LNG industry’s dominant search practices and is active in all facets of the Gas & Power, and LNG value chain. The practice is also active in trading and transportation of energy commodities and Graham is the chief liaison for the Singapore office.

Graham said: “The economic argument for gas is clear, and its potential as a fuel is only beginning to be tapped as new technologies, including horizontal drilling, fracking and floating liquefaction, have the potential to permanently alter the global energy landscape. Escalating oil prices mean the demand for gas is growing, as politicians prioritise energy self sufficiency but shy away from the environmental and political risks of investing in coal and nuclear: all these factors make gas a fast-moving and exciting sector to watch.”