09 October 2006
Community Involvement Group Appoints New Chair
Petrofac’s Community Involvement Group (CIG), which supports activities within the Aberdeen local community, has appointed Eleanor Milne as chair.
Milne, who is finance director at Petrofac Facilities Management, will lead the team to continue with the good work it does in the north east, as well as overseeing charity and community donations in other areas of the UK where the company operates.
She commented: “Our objectives are to improve the well-being of the communities within which we operate and enhance the reputation and good standing of the company and its employees. There is an emphasis on the engagement of our people with our local communities and among the factors we take into consideration are ‘Will we make a difference?’, ‘Is it local?’ and ‘What positive impact could we make?’”
Over the last year, the CIG has supported various charities and community organisations including cancer research and support groups, charities for the homeless and local sports clubs. Projects that are currently receiving support include the Grampian Police street football initiative, which takes football coaching and games to deprived areas in the city, and Cornerstone Community Care, a leading provider in Scotland of services for adults and children with learning disabilities and other special needs.
In addition, the CIG continues to support wheelchair athlete Kenny Herriot and recently hosted a tea party at the ‘Petrofac Ritz’ for local pensioners and members of Cornerstone. Petrofac took part in Jeans for Genes Day on Friday, 6 October and raised more than £800 to fund research and support services to children affected by genetic disorders.