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Andrea Wilson

Andrea Wilson

Performance Improvement Manager - Operational Excellence


Global Performance Improvement Manager at Seadrill



Performance Improvement Manager - Operational Excellence

Improving and managing the operational compliance and performance of Seadrill's global fleet of 54 drillships, semi-submersibles and jack ups, in addition to leading the successful planning, management and delivery of global improvement initiatives and projects across the organisation. This includes:

Global corporate workstream lead for:
- Operational reporting system for technical utilisation, drilling and well operations
- KPI performance management system (5 part Balanced scorecard)
- VoC and VoE programmes

• Designing, improving and rolling out improvement initiatives
• Defining, analysing and improving operational processes
• Analysing data and performance levels to enable continuous improvements / cost efficiencies
• Facilitating and leading training for staff and key stakeholders on best practice
• Planning and leading global cross departmental projects, delivering to scope / time / budget
• Close interaction with with stakeholders to achieve regional compliance objectives
• Establishing and managing vendor and third party relationships

Career medium 02
Career medium 05

Lloyd's Register

Business Operations & Strategic Planning

Part of a new Management team pursuing opportunities within the floating offshore sector as a new global strategic growth area for Lloyd's Register.

In this interim role I was responsible for providing strategic and operational support to the Global Operations Director and Management Team

• Provision of executive level support for Global Operations Director in meeting operational objectives - projects, actions and issues
• Programme Management Support for multi-million pound investment programme within PRINCE2 framework (managing risk, issues, RAGs and actions, putting together input for Programme board meetings, minute-taking at Programme Board meetings with Programme Sponsor)
• Financial management - Budgeting, monitoring, forecasting and progress reporting
• Achieved cost savings of 9.5% through reconciliation, reducing discrepancies and ongoing prudence
• People management - Interviewing, recruitment and supervision of the administrative team
• Business and Strategic Planning - Coordination, reporting and planning of business review meetings
• Prepare, consolidate and issue Management reports
• Business Change - Stakeholder engagement and Internal communications


East African Festival

Project Manager volunteer

Skills-based voluntary role where I:
• Planned, developed and executed marketing strategies (multi-channel), managed people and processes to drive the success of the organisation
• Offered guidance and identify opportunities and partnerships, recruited volunteers and individuals into the charity's ethos
• Contributed to various fundraising efforts, building a strategic vision and the business plan for the social enterprise

Career medium 05
Career medium 01

Mace Group

MBA Strategy Consultant

• Carried out an MBA research-based consultancy project concerned with the client’s employee engagement strategy with additional accountability as the Relationship Manager for the project team
• Conducted strategic analysis on employee engagement, researching academic and consultative perspectives and authoring an extensive literature review on the business challenge
• Maximised use of business research methodologies including designing interviews and analysing qualitative and quantitative data acquired from Managers internationally (EMEA, Asia-Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa regions) to produce practical and actionable insights
• Delivered actionable recommendations which were then fed into Mace’s strategic planning process
• As a direct result of our research, Mace now have a new HR strategy which also acts as their Employee Engagement model
• Achieved distinction mark (90%) for client project proposal - the highest out of graduating year at Aston for 2012
• Achieved a distinction (81%) for the consultancy project - both the academic and business reports, again in the top percentage of graduating year for 2012


Electra Partners

Business Assistant

Multi-lingual Executive Assistant to Deputy Managing Partner in the firm, responsible for managing a range of operational and administrative projects and managing the flow of communications internally and externally, carrying out research and creating reports on his investment interests

Provided support during the investment process on the mid-market European portfolio (valued up to £300m), managing clients, investors and stakeholder relationships; monitoring issues linked to deliverables and handling projects, always delivering to time and to budget (£25k)
• Provided support during the investment process on the mid-market European portfolio (valued up to £300m), managing clients, investors and stakeholder relationships; monitoring issues linked to deliverables and handling projects, always delivering to time and to budget (£25k)
• Bridged the gap between business support and analyst, entailing initial profiling potential investment opportunities, maintaining the deal flow, management reporting, in addition to corporate research and monitoring UK M&A activity
• Advanced the delivery of the firm’s HR Management strategy by establishing and directing a company-wide internship programme, where I managed, supported and mentored interns
• Frequently reduced outsourcing costs in excess of £10k by undertaking the translation of complex documents critical to Electra's bottom line

Career medium 01
Career medium 02

Financial Services Authority

Project Support - Business Change

• Boosted the effectiveness of a new knowledge management system by reducing errors and enhancing the overall user experience by providing training and support. Consequently leading to optimised processes and improved quality of the resulting management information
• Contributed to better knowledge capture and transfer of policy decisions on policy negotiation in line with Basel II international requirements on credit, operational and market risk
• Gathered information through cross and inter-departmental collaboration to produce Management Information
• Shaped departmental archiving and data protection procedures as a member of the records management and Data Protection taskforces
• Contract was extended and offered permanent position


UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund)


• Involved in shaping and launching a national campaign, contributing to the campaign message focus, Public Relations and sponsorship.
• Collaborated with various departments to author a report highlighting the current emergency situation in East Africa, which was used to inform newcomers to the Communications department.

Career medium 06
Career medium 05

The Bretton Woods Project

Research and Policy Intern

• Involved in all stages of producing the Project's bi-monthly briefing, e.g. researched and wrote articles for the bi-monthly publication, which focused on World Bank and IMF policy and other developments affecting civil society around the world
• Achieved and delivered substantial increases in international support for an online venture that was previously in its infancy
• Received managerial recognition for long term commitment in helping to achieve BWP’s goals



Corporate Intern

Undertook 3 remunerated global internships within Alcatel Integration Service and Alcatel corporate university in Paris and Stuttgart during 14 months spread abroad in my third year of university:
• Sole intern to be offered a permanent position by Regional Director (Paris)
• Sole intern to receive supplementary financial award for exceptional performance in the role.

Career medium 05

Royal Holloway, U. of London

Bachelor of Arts (Honours), European Studies

Aston University

Master of Business Administration (MBA)