Will Serle, HR group director, Amec Foster Wheeler


Will Serle was appointed as Amec Foster Wheeler’s group HRD in 2011, having previously been the consultancy’s HR operations director since 2009. He is also responsible for sustainability at the company.

Serle began his HR career as personnel manager at Principal Hotels between 1991-1994. He moved into energy engineering as assistant HR manager at Noble Drilling before moving to European HR manager at Diamond Offshore Drilling. He joined Amec as HR director Oil and Gas in 2003 and then worked in Natural Resources before moving to group operations in 2009.

Serle leads a nine-strong global HR leadership team (there are 600 in the wider global HR function) and has a focus on the three areas – of career opportunity, excellence and challenge, and belonging – found by a 2011/12 survey to be most important to

He was educated at Edinburgh Napier University, gaining a BA in business studies with hospitality management, before attending The Robert Gordon University to undertake an MSc in human resource management. He is a fellow of the CIPD.

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