Maersk Training has appointed a new UK head of commercial to drive its growth and increase its safety offering for the energy industry.

Based in Aberdeen, Paul Hudson will oversee sales, commercial and marketing activities for the company. He will work with UK managing director, Leonardo Machado, to expand the business as Maersk Training aims to be the preferred training and solution partner across the oil and gas, maritime and renewables sectors.

Mr Hudson said: “I’m honoured to join the team at Maersk Training. What is clear to me is that there is already an excellent culture within the business, backed by an iconic global brand. I am excited at the prospect of working with such a talented team of experts as well as engaging with our clients to discuss their specialist training and competency needs, across all the sectors we serve.”

Mr Hudson joins Maersk Training from ROVOP where he was head of business development before becoming its sales and marketing director. He has also worked in similar roles for Mitsui & Co., Forum Energy Technologies and Tritech over a 20-year career.

Commentating on the announcement, Mr Machado added: “We are very pleased to have Paul joining our senior management team in the UK. He brings vast experience, a successful track record in energy markets and strong commercial acumen which will accelerate our growth in the coming years.”

Earlier this year, Maersk Training’s Aberdeen safety and survival centre underwent a £720k refurbishment to ensure it meets the needs of the industry as it looks to the future and the energy transition.

Alongside the centre refurbishments, Maersk Training has introduced an upgrade to its Training Management Service (TMS), improving processes for companies dealing with fewer headcounts, and re-introduced its modular training units, offering an effective and safer solution for delegate training.

Launching in 1978, Maersk Training has established itself as a global provider of specialist safety training. With multiple facilities globally, and five currently in the UK, the company has the capacity to deliver more than 200 courses, virtually, at client sites – both on and offshore – and in Maersk Training facilities.

For more information or to reach out to the team in the UK, please get in touch with us on or call 0808 169 1100.

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