Sir Peter Ogden
As the original backer of Spencer Ogden, Sir Peter Ogden invested £1m to fund our launch in 2010, and followed this up with further support towards international expansion as Spencer Ogden continued to grow at a record rate.
Founder of the world’s largest computer services company, Computacenter, he was able to set up the Ogden Trust, which pledges over £1m a year to support bright children from low-income backgrounds.
Launching Spencer Ogden in 2010 with Sir Peter Ogden, David has always been the driving force behind the company’s growth and success.
With more than 20 years’ experience in recruitment, he used his knowledge to fill the gap in the market and create a business that is able to service all energy, engineering and infrastructure sectors on a global scale.
Lord Christopher Smith
As former Secretary of State for Culture and shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Lord Smith brings with him a wealth of experience. Appointed in 2014, he focuses on areas such as regulation, compliance, environmental safety and international governmental sanctions, as well as helping to drive the ambitious growth plans of Spencer Ogden over the coming years.
Edward has been with Spencer Ogden since its launch in January 2010 and has extensive experience within each sector of the energy market. He was instrumental in the launch of the Houston office and responsible for its rapid revenue growth. He now oversees the Americas and office expansions in the region.
2014 saw him launch three new offices in the United States as part of a major North American initiative to improve client service in the region.
Bradley joined Spencer Ogden in June 2012 and moved to Singapore to establish our first office in the APAC region.
In 2015, he moved back to Spencer Ogden’s London HQ to lead the EMEA sales alongside Asia. Today, he continues to focus on the growth and strategic development of Spencer Ogden across the regions, as well as day-to-day management of more than half our 15 global offices.
Having been with Spencer Ogden since its inception, Donna has influenced the entire business infrastructure and associated processes to support its rapid growth.
Overseeing operations globally for the company, she is responsible for HR, Facilities, IT & Systems, Marketing & Brand Development, Public Relations and Mobilisation.
Her role has a strong strategic and commercial element, enabling the business to continue growing at a record pace, consistently meeting annual business and turnover objectives.
Chief Financial Officer
John joined Spencer Ogden in 2015, bringing his extensive experience in both the recruitment and energy industries.
A qualified chartered accountant, he was the Finance Director at Hydrogen Group for eight years, which followed 20 years at BP, where he played a significant role in some of the largest transactions in corporate history.
With Spencer Ogden from the start, Alastair opened and developed the Aberdeen office before moving to Houston in January 2013. He is responsible for establishing, developing and managing the Spencer Ogden Drilling brand and securing its place as one of the most recognisable in the industry.
With teams located in many of the drilling industry's key locations across the world, Alastair has successfully built a global business with impressive regional delivery.
Head of Legal & Compliance
Since joining Spencer Ogden in early 2015, Greg has created a first-class legal function, developing the business's risk and compliance framework.
With 15 years' experience at SThree, he has in-depth knowledge of the issues facing the recruitment industry and his unique perspective and experience make him a valuable member of the SO Board.