Management team

Arnold Almond

Working Director

Early career began in engineering with a UK based conglomerate progressing through various engineering positions and into a training role. Went on to manage a UK based Engineering Industry Training Group comprising 46 Companies then joined the UK Government Manpower & Training Services Commission based in London HQ, working with the UK Industrial Training Boards, Examining and Awarding Bodies, Government Training Centres, Employment Panels, Technical Colleges and Universities, developing new Courses for industries and auditing Quality Standards. Over 40 years’ experience in the international Oil, Gas and Petrochemical industry, 10 years in Shell and over 30 years with Delton, as Training Projects Manager, SEA Regional Managing Director, Equity Partner and Working Director.

R Bruce Livesley

Working Director

After qualifying in business studies at Stockport College of Further Education Bruce Livesley joined Overseas Technical Service Libya as a Financial Administrator in 1968. Two years later moved to Nigeria as Area Manager responsible for petroleum contract negotiations, administration, personnel and government relations.  Later spent two years in a similar capacity in Indonesia. In 1975 was appointed Operations Director responsible for activities in South East Asia, West Africa and the Middle East.

In 1981 became Regional Director for Overseas Technical Service based in Singapore and in 1984 was appointed Managing Director of Operations. In December 1988 was part of the management team who effected a buy out of The Overseas Technical Service (SEA) Ltd Group of Companies, now part of The Delton Group.

Bruce is a “Fellow of the Energy Institute (FEI)”.

Simon Dagger

Projects Director

After graduating in Business Studies Simon joined the Delton Group of Companies in 1994 as Personnel Administrator. Working at the Delton Group head office in the UK he quickly gained experience in all aspects of Overseas Engineering Recruitment, Administration and Employee Relations.

During his 10 years employment with The Delton Group he has held various titles including, Training Centre Development Co-ordinator, Group I.T Co-ordinator, Recruitment Consultant, Office Manager and more recently International Project Manager.

He has a keen interest in Information Technology and looks after the Groups I.T needs, including their state of the art Internet Communication System and Web Based Contract Management Systems, as well as managing large scale International Recruitment projects from initial conception through to project completion.

He has worked on projects in the UK, China, Abu Dhabi, Qatar and Kazakhstan. He holds qualifications in Computer Studies, Economics and Business Studies.

Kristina Walls

Competency and Training Director

Qualified and worked as a TESOL teacher in East Africa and Europe before graduating in English from Manchester Metropolitan. Previously worked for a local training provider and also for an IT recruitment consultancy in London. Since joining the team in 2015, has developed an interest and understanding for the Training and Competency side of the business and works with clients and consultants on the overseas training projects from conception to project completion. Has worked on projects in the UK, Abu Dhabi, Australia, Gabon, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Iraq, Nigeria and Oman. Has over 11 years’ experience in the Recruitment industry and five years in Oil and Gas with Delton in Office Management, Employee Relations and now as Training and Competency Director.

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