Senior hires fuel company’s growth in energy and infrastructure
9th October 2019:Airswift, the global workforce solutions provider for the energy, process and infrastructure sectors, celebrates significant growth in Asia Pacific (APAC) following two senior hires.
The expansion capitalises on the region’s booming infrastructure and energy markets, supporting clients as they seek to take advantage of these trends.
Ryan Carroll has been appointed as Regional Director, Australia & New Zealand, where he will be responsible for all in-country operations. Based in Brisbane, Carroll’s extensive recruitment experience in the region will help guide and direct project and client service support across both countries.
Located in Singapore, Mark van Rooijen, also joins the regional leadership team as Finance Director, where he brings more than 15 years of experience to the role. He will oversee the financial strategy in order to continue steering regional growth.
Left-Right: Ryan Carroll and Mark van Rooijen
The appointments follow a 20 per cent year-on-year growth for the company since 2017, fueled by the team’s strong commercial, strategic and leadership skills. Airswift saw notable wins across Sydney and Melbourne this year. These moves follow significant Australian government infrastructure investment, including projects such as Sydney Metro NW and the Sydney Light Rail. In addition, the resurgent FPSO market in traditional hubs such as Singapore and newer locations like China has seen Airswift expand its presence into the Nantong and Tianjin provinces in order to build on its capabilities in the region.
This growth marks a milestone in Airswift’s APAC success story. The company has continually adapted its strategy to drive sector diversification, resulting in 40 per cent of APAC new business successes in 2019 coming from outside of Airswift’s traditional oil and gas market. Airswift now operates from more than 14 office locations with over 175 staff across the region.
Calum Smith, Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific comments: “It’s incredible, the level of activity we’re seeing across the region. Australia’s heavy investment in infrastructure is one thing, but the economic growth across the APAC region is staggering – especially in the energy markets.”
“At Airswift, we’ve helped clients and candidates follow opportunities around the world, and this is no different. Once, that may have meant mainly the energy sector, but we’ve diversified and replicated that success for other technical engineering sectors to put us in the position we’re in today: best-placed to support the companies and people building the region’s future.”