Swire Oilfield Services, the leading global provider of offshore cargo carrying units and associated services, has appointed David Rae as sales director in line with its significant investment plans.

Mr Rae brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the company, gained from holding a variety of senior commercial and finance roles in a career spent working in both the oil and gas and manufacturing industries. He was most recently business development director at helicopter operators CHC.

His role at Swire will see him plan and implement sales and marketing activities, as well as contributing to the executive management of the company.

"I am delighted to join Swire at this dynamic time of investment and growth in the company and look forward to working with the sales and operations teams to ensure we continue to deliver a first class service to our clients," said Mr Rae. "Our global offering is competitive with bespoke services in high demand and I look forward to the challenge of driving sales onwards and upwards with the support of my team."

Mr Rae’s appointment comes shortly after Swire’s announcement of its £50 million investment in services with £20 million being injected in to its North Sea operations including the construction of new global headquarters in Aberdeen.

Roy Burrell, director and general manager for Swire Oilfield Services said, "We welcome David at an exciting time in Swire’s progression. We strongly believe that the experience and knowledge that he brings to the team will enable us to continue our fast growth and success in the industry."

Operating in more than 32 countries worldwide, Swire Oilfield Services’ core North Sea market operates from 18 bases in Northern Europe spread through the United Kingdom, Norway, Denmark and Netherlands. Swire also operates in the USA, Australia, Angola, Nigeria, Ghana, Russia, Brazil, India, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, New Zealand, Qatar and Trinidad.