Brendan Garvey Appointed as New Chief People Officer

Global Procurement Group, trading in the UK as Northern Gas and Power, has appointed Brendan Garvey as Chief People Officer.

Brendan joined the global energy specialist at the beginning of August. He will be a member of the executive board, and will report into the CEO, Fokhrul Islam. The new role includes responsibility across the full People, Culture, Policy and Transformational Change agenda.

Brendan’s experience will allow him to drive key Human Resources (HR) best practices and initiatives at GPG. He’ll provide strategic direction and expertise for HR, across the global group of companies, supporting the executive leadership team.

Global Procurement Group

Global Procurement Group (GPG) has consistently grown its worldwide operations to over 750 people today. This growth is based on the principles of the highest levels of customer service, rigorous compliance standards and industry-leading knowledge and expertise. GPG operates over three continents, in Gateshead, Newcastle and Leeds (UK), Paris and Malta (Europe), Texas (US) and Chennai (India). The group supports over 22,000 customers with their energy portfolios and assets, which currently stands at an impressive 31 TWhs – enough to power the country of Ireland for one year.

Accomplished Leader

Brendan is an accomplished people and organisational development leader. He has over 25 years’ management experience in a number of industries, including Nuclear Generation, Telecommunications, IT Services and Retail. Brendan has worked for companies such as BT, EDF, Vodafone, CISCO, AVAYA, IBM and Bank of Ireland.

He brings a wealth of experience in business – partnering senior leaders, providing insight, guidance and support. His knowledge will enhance GPG’s HR function, including recruitment, performance management, learning and development, talent management and HR transformation.


GPG has continually developed its People-focused activity. The company ensures it provides the very best support and resources for its people.

This has included a people strategy underpinned by continuous development, brand-new systems, focuses on development and the appointment of a colleague health and wellbeing lead. The results have increased resources and capability on engagement, with a brand-new HQ facility driving transformation and success.

Fast-Growing Business

Brendan commented on his new position: “I’m delighted to be joining GPG. I’m exited to lead on the People agenda for a multi-award-winning business.

“After meeting with the CEO and spending time within the business at the new RIGA HQ, I was extremely impressed. The culture created here is fantastic. It’s a great opportunity to work in an environment that embraces all aspects of diversity and inclusion.

“As a fast-growing business, we will be recruiting heavily around the world over the coming months. This is a truly exciting time, and I can’t wait to be a part of that.”

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