Marianne Walcot

Marianne Walcot

Marianne Walcot
Chief Operating Officer

Marianne founded Progressive and is the Chief Operating Officer of the company. She has 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, specifically in the finance systems function where she held the role of Global Finance Systems Manager for Enterprise Oil until their takeover by Shell in 2002.


Marianne’s strong suits are 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 and coaching.

She has provided consultative services to clients including Afren, Asante Oil, Bowleven, Desire Petroleum, Encore Oil, Hansa Hydrocarbons, Melrose Resources, Rialto Energy, Salamander Energy, Setanta Manco and Stratic Energy Corporation.

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