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Marianne Walcot

COO

Founder and Director of Progressive, Marianne has worked exclusively within the Oil and Gas sector since 1988 and consulted on projects worldwide since 1998. Prior to founding Progressive, Marianne worked with Enterprise Oil Plc for 14 years – where she was ‘Global Finance Systems Manager’, up until their takeover by Shell Oil in 2002.

She has a strong background in problem solving by investigation, conceptualising new system models and making improvements to existing processes. She works together with users to obtain the best from their systems and business practices, particularly in the assessment of new financial reporting standards and year-end procedures.

Marianne has in-depth experience in the design and delivery of centralised financial systems’ functions for global organisations including Infor10 Financials Business (SunSystems v6), Sun Systems (v5.3 and v5.4) with QA reporting suite (v10 and vision 6), Oracle e-Business Suite (v11), SmartStream (v6.1) and the Proactis Spend Control (procurement) system, from an implementation and design view through to post go-live support and development.

Marianne is a highly motivational trainer, and has extensive expertise in management, recruiting, coaching and training, resulting in the attainment of extremely demanding goals. She has provided consultative services to clients including:

  • Afren plc
  • Asante Oil UK Ltd
  • Bowleven plc
  • Desire Petroleum plc
  • Encore Oil plc
  • Hansa Hydrocarbons
  • Melrose Resources plc
  • Rialto Energy Ltd
  • Salamander Energy plc
  • Setanta Manco Ltd
  • Stratic Energy Corporation