The role of a Technical Commissioner

Technical Commissioners are senior industry professionals from companies in the Field Ready Alliance, nominated by their top management.

They play three key roles:

  • To define and validate the content of Field Ready programmes to ensure they meet immediate business needs.
  • To help deliver learning and experiences to Field Ready candidates through online and virtual workshops and field site visits.

  • To mentor candidates on Field Ready Complete and Advanced Level programmes and certify their employability.

‘Become a Technical Commissioner’ Training Programme

All Field Ready Technical Commissioners are enrolled on the ‘Become a Technical Commissioner’ Programme, offering learning in the following areas:

  • Understanding the role of a Technical Commissioner

  • Setting expectations

  • Being a coach and mentor

  • Helping others to learn

  • Facilitating learning experiences

  • Validating the employability of candidates

  • The value of being a Technical Commissioner to your business

  • The value to you

Technical Commissioners derive significant personal and professional benefit from becoming a Technical Commissioner and from the relationships they build with Field Ready candidates.

The ‘Become a Technical Commissioner’ Programme is run up to once a month.

What our Technical Commissioners say

Nana Denkye Baeta

Nana Baëta

Reservoir Engineer
GNPC

“These candidates are amazing, it’s such a joy and a pleasure to see what they have to offer. It tells you that this is a programme that is here to stay, that it’s worth repeating, to have this opportunity to help people become employable.”

Gianni Delle Foglie

Production & Maintenance Manager,
Eni

“I’m very satisfied with their performance and basic knowledge, their capability to analyze and give feedback concerning some practical operating issues is commendable. I have to acknowledge that there is an important difference from their attitude of dealing with practical day by day activities and troubleshooting compared with other young resources recently hired”

Ben Sawyer

Regional QHSE Manager Africa – Ghana Operations Manager
Enermech

“In terms of saving Enermech time, money and hard work in finding good candidates, the programme has turned out to be extremely great. It’s been wonderful to meet such enthusiastic and dynamic Ghanaian engineers who are looking to start their future careers.”

Gordon Konaduampiaw

Lead Maintenance Engineer,
BHGE

“Candidates show good attitudes and demonstrate a willingness to work. Very punctual and always willing to work extra hours. They are committed and pay attention to details. They are safety conscious.”

John Netherwood

Service Leader,
G.E. Oil and Gas

“The Field Ready programme is very helpful. The students have been embracing logistics, quality and wider equipment training.”

Meet Our Technical Commissioners

Franky Maaz, Country Manager –
Van Oord

Franky Maas is Van Oord Gulf FZE’s In-Country Manager at their Mozambique Branch in Maputo, from where he and his team provide support to their Mozambique LNG / Golfinho EPCI project in Cabo Delgado. Franky is a long term employee of Van Oord with extensive experience in marine construction and oil and gas related projects all over the world.

Franky is a strong believer in Van Oord’s four corporate business values “We create”, “We care”, “We work together” and “We succeed”. Franky is a civil engineering graduate from the Delft University of Technology.

Evelyn Effie Quansah, HR Manager –
Ghacem

Evelyn is the Human Resource Manager in Ghacem Takoradi Plant since 2011 and in charge of all strategic and other Group human resource management activities.

She holds an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) and Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degrees (Human Resource Management) from the University of Ghana Business School and a certified Human Resource Management practitioner from the Institute of Human Resource Management Practitioner, Ghana (IHRMP).

Anthony Ade, Operations Manager –
Baker Hughes

Having studied Mechanical Engineering at Kwame Nkrumah’s University of Science and Technology, Anthony then moved to Baker Hughes.

He has worked as a Field and Technical Engineer based from Gabon, Cameroon and the Congo, before returning to Ghana in 2015 to take up the role of Operations Coordinator. values “We create”, “We care”, “We work together” and “We succeed”.

Franky is a civil engineering graduate from the Delft University of Technology.

Stephanie Otema Dzandu, Engineer –
GNPC

Stephanie Otema Dzandu is currently a reservoir engineer with a major focus on reservoir surveillance and simulation for the Tullow-operated Jubilee Field. She joined the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation as a Petroleum Engineer in 2013. Stephanie initially worked within the various Engineering units (Health, Safety & Environment and Drilling, Production and Reservoir Engineering) and participated in offshore rotations on both drilling rigs and production platforms.

Prior to joining GNPC, she studied at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, USA and graduated with a BA in Chemistry. She then went on to obtain an MSc. in Chemical Engineering from Aalborg University in Esbjerg, Denmark.

Richard Eghan, Plant Manager –
Accra Brewery

Richard holds a BSc Biochemistry Degree from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology – Kumasi, Ghana. He started his career teaching Biology and Chemistry at secondary school, before moving into Industry.

He has worked for various industrial companies in different countries, including Guinness Ghana, Coca Cola Sierra Leone and Crown Beverages in Kenya.