Finance Services
Mining and Metals
Oil and Gas
Executive Search - Appointment of Executive Directors, Non-Executive Directors and Senior Managers

We specialise in the Oil and Gas, Mining and Metals, Power, Clean and Renewable Energy, Industrial Manufacturing, Building Materials and Agriculture sectors. Our clients extend from large international corporations to smaller companies and across listed and private companies in established and emerging markets.


We are experienced in the selection and appointment of key leadership positions: Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive and Non-Executive Director, Country Manager, Divisional Head, Senior Technical and Management positions.


Establishing what a leadership position really entails, and the type of person who would ideally be appointed, represent the foundation of successful executive search.


Our goal is to find, attract and facilitate the appointment and integration of the best people to help deliver our clients’ missions.


Here is how we achieve that:


  •  Work closely with the client to establish the requirement and job specification

  •  Agree with the client the personal qualities and values of the ideal candidate to fit with the   organisational philosophy

  •  Act as an ambassador for the client in the marketplace

  •  Identify the best candidates and expertly assess them

  •  Help the client select the most suitable person for the job

  •  Facilitate the successful negotiation and hire of the chosen candidate

  •  Provide post-appointment coaching to help integrate the candidate into the job 


What makes us different?


  • Extensive contacts in corporate, professional and advisory communities on all continents

  • Longstanding relationships with business leaders

  • Broad expertise across industries

  • Cultural awareness of business practices in international markets

  • Commitment to excellent candidate management practices

  • Strong and diverse team of advisors with decades of board-level experience

  • Imaginative approach

  • Efficiency and tight control of costs to deliver value to clients

  • Extended guarantees

  • Due diligence services including application of the FCA “Fit and Proper Test for Approved Persons” to confirm the honesty, integrity and reputation of candidates

  • Commitment to achieving ISO 9001 Quality Control Accreditation on all our work


Let us find the people for your mission.


Examples of clients - Oxana Bristowe has conducted search mandates for these companies

Case studies of how we helped other companies with achieving success

Oxana Bristowe led a search project to strengthen the Finance function for a $15 billion dollar industrial corporation. This involved appointing ten senior finance executives for regional and country operations across eight countries in Africa and a regional IT director. Within just 18 months of starting the project, the client was awarded high independent ratings for its financial strength and corporate outlook.

An international oil company needed to strengthen its Operations and Finance functions as part of a major change in strategy. Oxana worked with the Chairman to find a Chief Operating Officer and a Chief Financial Officer who would be able to manage this challenging task in a difficult environment. Within 18 months a world-class discovery was made, and the oilfield was quickly brought to commercial production.

Oxana worked with an Investment Fund to introduce new leadership into one of their major investments which was underperforming. This involved appointing the right CEO who would be able to devise and implement a turnaround strategy. This was successfully completed within less than two years and the company was transformed, leading to a recommended takeover bid which delivered a strong financial return for the Fund and the other shareholders.

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