"I set up the Aberdeen Young Professionals group to allow like minded people to meet in a relaxing and informative manner. The events the group organises allows people to meet others who they may have never had the chance to meet before from various sectors in Aberdeen City and Shire. I am delighted the group has gone from strength to strength." Ross Jolly - AYP Founder
Meet the Committee
The AYP management committee are responsible for organising and running AYP events. The team bring a mix of experience and are supported by the events team. The Chairperson is selected every year and they are responsible for ensuring the group continues to be a growing success!
Ross Jolly AYP Founder Ross is a Recruitment Advisor for Apache North Sea and Director of Deemount Consulting and Aeroserv. He is currently overseeing the manpower requirements for the busiest operator in the region and was recognised in the Aberdeen 40 under 40 list in 2014 and a Cherries Awards finalist for Recruitment and Retention in 2011 & 2015. Keen golfer and Aberdeen FC Season ticket holder. Ross recently passed his PfCO licence to operate drones commercially.
Kim Stephen AYP Social Events Officer Kim is the Events Manager with the Oil & Gas Technology Centre and is responsible for managing the AYP social events (monthly drinks, presentations etc.)
Claire Fleming AYP Committee Claire is Corporate Communications and Research Manager for R2S. Prior to joining SeaEnergy in 2013, Claire worked for 10 years in the private security sector supporting clients operating in challenging environments globally and is the committee communications/PR liaison with our partners at Aspectus PR
Jakki Ross AYP Committee Jakki has worked for Morrison Construction for 7 years and graduated from RGU in 2013 (BSC Hons. Quantity Surveying) Outwith work she loves sports, keeping fit and Aberdeen FC. Jakki assists Ross with Business Development for the group - namely searching for sponsorship of events, seeking opportunities for places to host events and get the best deals
Ross Young AYP Committee Ross is a Senior Business Advisor at Hunter Adams, HR Consultancy. Ross assists Jakki with Business Development for the group - namely searching for sponsorship of events, seeking opportunities for places to host events and get the best deals
Steve White AYP Committee/Mentor Steve is the Subsea Operations Advisor for Apache North Sea, currently overseeing all diving, ROV operations and coordinating subsea survey operations for the busiest operator in the region. Steve oversees the successful AYP Mentor Scheme and acts as a liaison between members and Mentors.