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Global Underwater Hub Breakfast Club

Global Underwater Hub Breakfast Club

18 August 2022
Venue: Global Underwater Hub, 1 Abercrombie Court, Westhill, AB32 6FE

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The Global Underwater Hub Breakfast Club provides GUH members with an opportunity to network over a light breakfast.

Along with receiving an update on forthcoming GUH events, including Subsea Expo - stand bookings are now open and the call for speakers has been issued. Attendees heard from Karen Summers, on findings from the recent Capability & Skills Infrastructure Review, and plans for the Special Interest Group (Skills and Capability), and Pippa Ganderton from ATPI Marine & Energy on their sustainable travel and events solutions.

The GUH Breakfast Club is FREE OF CHARGE - limited to two people per company.




Pippa Ganderton is the Product Director at ATPI Halo, supporting clients with sustainable travel and events solutions, to help them achieve their emissions reduction targets, especially travel related scope 3. 

Previously Head of Global Account Management Strategy, driving a consistent approach to the account management of a growing portfolio of multi-national/global clients. Prior to the acquisition by ATPI Pippa was Director of Global Sales & Account Management at Instone International. Both roles represent strategic experience in the travel management of specialist corporate markets, specifically those of Shipping and Energy. From 1990 to 2006 Pippa worked for British Airways, initially in Austria, filling commercial and operational roles. Then relocating back into BA’s UK Head Office in 2000 where she managed global specialist sales and influenced the global fares product for the marine, and subsequently offshore and humanitarian, markets.  


Karen Summers works with Global Underwater Hub driving forward our work on securing a sustainable workforce for the blue economy and helping our members with the challenges they face within this context. She will cover what we have done so far – strategic review of readiness for energy transition and the importance of collective action to address workforce capacity and job skills challenges for blue economy success. Karen will also discuss some GUH plans going forward.

Karen previously worked with Global Underwater Hub on sector attraction projects including Mobilising the Military (transition and conversion programme) into energy roles. She has a successful track record working in senior people management roles across multiple employment sectors. She has supported subsea contractors and held a notable leadership role with TOTAL E&P. Karen’s MBA Supervision role with Strathclyde University connects her with contemporary leadership thinking. She has developed a positive reputation as strategic thinker with the ability to translate business strategy into action and have a meaningful impact on the workforce.