Shirley Smith graduated with a degree in business studies and prior to becoming an HR professional, she held roles in supply chain management and as a senior manager within a recruitment business.
On completing her HR qualification, Shirley worked for Kvaerner Oil & Gas where her experience included recruitment for the Elgin Franklin development. On leaving Kvaerner, she moved to Petrofac where she was heavily involved in transitioning seven major contracts to the Duty Holder model.
Shirley joined Ensco in 2007 to manage its HR function for Europe and Africa, supporting 10 rigs in over five countries. She enjoys being part of a thriving business and joined EnerMech in its first year of operating. Shirley has played a key part in the growth of the business, having led the growth of its employee base from 280 in 2009 to over 3,000 today.