Sparrows Group has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Matt Corbin as its Regional Operations Director for the UK and Europe to support the company’s continued growth in the oil and gas, renewables and industrial sectors. A global provider of specialist equipment and integrated engineering services, the company specialises in delivering structured and bespoke solutions in the safety-critical areas of cranes, cable and pipelay, inspection and fluid power, lifting and mechanical handling.
Corbin, who has more than 20 years’ experience working in the oil and gas industry, has held several leadership positions including UK Managing Director for the Subsea Division of Aker Solutions and UK Regional General Manger for GE Oil & Gas.
Most recently, he was Supply Chain Consultant to the UK Government’s regulatory body, the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) and contributed to Oil & Gas UK’s Efficiency Task Force. Corbin, who has been a board member of industry body Subsea UK since 2014, has also been supporting Scottish Enterprise’s ‘Grey Matters’ programme in an advisory capacity. Based in Aberdeen, Scotland, Corbin will lead the UK and European business operations for Sparrows. He will be responsible for maintaining its leading market share position in lifting operations and maintenance in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS), while delivering further growth in sectors outside the oil and gas industry.