Standing Meeting

I'm Dave Allan, the principal consultant at GTL.  Since 2000, I've been helping UK and International Clean Energy and Oil & Gas companies to thrive. 


At GTL, we help you to make confident decisions on organisational and people strategy, and to put the right talent in the right place to drive your business forward.


You get straight-up, no-nonsense, expert advice based on 27 years knowledge and experience of the key players and drivers in the industry.  You also get a guarantee-backed commitment to delivering what you need.  We won't take on a mandate unless we know we can deliver.

Casual Business Meeting



Executive & Professional Search

Life, the world, the way we do business - it's all changing.  The global energy mix is rapidly changing too.  These are exciting, pioneering times in the Energy sector, but our society can't (yet) function without the energy and feedstocks derived from oil & gas.  


We're proud of our expertise in O&G, and of the industry champions who are leading the drive to Net Zero.   We're proud of our work in Clean Energy too, that tracks back to our first Renewable Energy assignment in 2008.

We're specialists in hiring talented senior people.  Now in our third decade, we hire UK and International Board executives, regional and functional leaders and occasionally gurus too.  We help O&G companies to grow in O&G, and we help them to diversify into Clean Energy.  We help Clean Energy firms to develop the capabilities they need to meet the sector's hugely ambitious growth targets, and to address the acute skills shortages they face.  We are expertly placed to advise on talent transfer between the two.


Is repeat business an indicator of success over time in the Executive & Professional Search market?  We think so, and our longest running client relationship is heading towards 15 years.

Consulting Projects

These projects are complex and diverse, but we approach them in a consistent and standardised way.  We help clients to understand what their challenges are, and work out how to address them. 


Our consulting work focuses on the People and Organisational issues that arise as a result of a shifting market, or a change in company circumstances such as growth or diversification. 


Whether a one-off, stand-alone engagement or a pre-cursor to an Executive or Professional Search process, the common denominator is that our input will underpin and inform the important decisions you need to make on your People and your Organisation. 


Our consulting projects have addressed matters such as:

  • People Due Diligence

  • Organisational Planning

  • Position Profiling & Benchmarking

  • Psychometric Evaluation - Measuring Personality and Cognitive Ability

  • Succession Planning

  • Talent Mapping

  • Diversity & Inclusion

  • Compensation & Benefits Studies

  • Competitor & Market Entry Profiling

  • Acquisition Target Profiling and Engagement

Contact Us

7 Queens Gardens

Aberdeen, AB15 4YD

+44 1224 600 130

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GTL Search is a trading name of Glentrool Limited, which is a limited company registered in Scotland.

Registered Number: SC400866

Registered Office: Swire House Souter Head Rd, Altens Ind Est, Aberdeen, AB12 3LF