Chief Processing Officer
A mid-sized copper-gold producer required a top tier metallurgy and processing leader in Eritrea.
An international search for a Technical Manager of Metallurgy for a mid-tier base metal producer in the DRC to oversee the operations of the metallurgical plant.
Chief Executive Officer
Global retained search to identify a new CEO for a TSX mining company with operations in Tanzania. After a change in ownership new leadership was required with a specific skill sets in capital markets and fundraising.
Chief Financial Officer
London focused executive search to find a CFO for a FTSE 250 Copper company as part of a scheduled succession plan. The former CFO was being promoted to CEO and as such our client was looking for a CFO that had strong background in systems and processes within a large listed company and someone who could partner with the Board and CEO on developing the long-term strategic vision for the company.
COO / Country Manager
An Executive Search for a COO/Country Head with technical knowledge combined with strong leadership and communication skills with the ability to act as the face of the company in country. Would have broad experience including permitting, study management, and general management.
Community Superintendent - East Africa
Our client required a local Community Specialist with a proven track record in the mining/extractive industry. Expert knowledge in Community resettlements and fluency in Swahili was necessary.
Global Head of Social Performance
A retained global executive search to identify a senior social performance professional to support our client’s goal of continuing to be industry leaders around sustainability and community engagement. The mandate was to identify a leader who had experience both at site as well as corporate who had developed global strategies to mitigate risk around social performance in the mining industry.
Chief Operating Officer
Retained by one of the largest copper mining companies in Africa to source an in-country COO who's direct reports would include the GM Technical Services, GM Mining, GM Projects, Chief Processing Officer, and the GM Engineering.
Head of Communications
A retained global executive search to identify a senior communications professional to support our client’s goal of modernizing their communications function. The scope of the search was to look outside of the industry to bring in a leader with a fresh approach to dealing with both internal and external communications and stakeholder engagement.
Underground Copper Mine Operational Readiness
The Aranzazu mine in Mexico, belonging to Aura Minerals, is an underground copper mine operation producing gold and silver as by-products. The existing concentrator facility was first commissioned under Aura in 2011. At that time was retained to hire a new in-country operational team to manage this process. This included GM, Mine Manager, Plant Superintendent, and Maintenance Manager.
Associate VP, Strategy & Development, Construction Accessories
European based executive search for our FTSE 100 infrastructure client who was seeking a candidate who had significant experience in leading M&A transactions within a heavy industry to help support their ambitious growth agenda.
Director, Social Performance Americas
Retained by a large global diversified miner to identify a Head of Social Performance for the Americas. The search was global and onsite community relations experience within emerging markets was essential.
Global Head of Corporate Affairs
Retained global search to identify an experienced corporate affairs professional for a newly created position to help enhance their corporate reputation. They needed a profile who had experience across the spectrum of corporate affairs with the ability to build a function from scratch. The search was global with the role based at their European headquarters.
VP, Strategy & Development
European based executive search for our FTSE 100 infrastructure client who was seeking a candidate who had significant experience in leading M&A transactions within a heavy industry to help support their ambitious growth agenda. The search was sector agnostic allowing the successful candidates to come from a FTSE 100 mining house.
Our client needed to appoint a technical expert on complex community resettlement issues. We mapped the market globally, targeting candidates with extensive experience in developing strategic resettlement plans. Candidates had to be well-versed in all global IFC standards and risk management.
In House Counsel
London focused search to identify a senior in-house counsel for our AIM listed client. The candidates needed to have significant transaction experience within heavy industry with a strong focus on emerging markets.
After a governance review, our client, an AIM/TSX listed junior gold producer, required a new Chair of the Board. Key attributes for the successful candidate were previous experience working in emerging markets at board level, leading on governance transformations, and strong stakeholder engagement experience within the mining industry.
Chief Executive Officer
Global retained search to find a CEO with a strong lithium background to bring the UK’s first lithium hydroxide processing plant into operation. The search focused on candidates with a technical background in Lithium, an understanding of government relations and experience with capital markets.
Retained by our client to run an in-country search for a Communication Superintendent to look after both internal and external communication in-country. Candidates were required to possess strong local knowledge and experience in developing communication strategies.
An in-country search to identify a Senior Government Relations Advisor to support our client in all dealings with both local and federal government. The search was sector agnostic as the key attribute was significant engagement with the government across all key issues facing the operations.
Iron Ore Greenfields Project
Extensive greenfields project hiring between 2012-2013, including project management, construction, maintenance, mining, processing and support/HR. Includes more than a year on-site in Sierra Leone.
Director, Investor Relations
A Canadian focused executive search to appoint a Head of Investor Relations for our high growth copper client. They required a well-known name to build out a world class investor relations function. We identified candidates who had a mix of technical and communication skills with experience within base metals and a strong reputation and network in Toronto.
Non-Executive Director, Audit Chair
Retained by our client to appoint a new Independent Non-Executive Director and Audit Chair to support their next phase of development and construction involving an investment of $350 million and a fundraise of $500 million. This was a UK focused search identifying candidates with strong capital markets and previous Audit Committee experience.
Board search for a FTSE 250 mining house as part of a board rotation. After a skills review of the current board, there was a need to appoint someone who had significant operational experience within a heavy industry in the Russian/Caspian region.