Maxwell Drummond Extends Global Reach

Strengthening its global presence, Maxwell Drummond International has opened three new southern hemisphere offices. The offices in Sydney and Perth, Australia and Johannesburg, South Africa will meet increasing demand for executive search expertise from energy organisations operating in these areas and across Asia Pacific. Maxwell Drummond already has three established permanent offices outside the UK in Houston, Edmonton and Calgary. The company will also expand its client base with the development of the African office, adding mining and natural resource industries to its current portfolio.

Stephen Sheal, Vice President Sales and Marketing for Europe, Middle East and Africa of Maxwell Drummond says "Africa is a key area for growth within the oil and gas sector, with burgeoning offshore and onshore sectors in West and North Africa respectively. The demand for staff with the required skills and knowledge to work in worldwide markets is a constant challenge and in order to meet the growing needs of our clients it is vital that our operations develop in line with these requirements. From our Australian offices, we will provide our expertise in executive search and selection for organisations operating in the Asia Pacific countries such as Malaysia, Thailand and Brunei."

South African Phillip de Waal will lead the Johannesburg office. A former employee of the South African Diplomatic service, Phillip will be responsible for growing Maxwell Drummond's operations in the mining and energy sectors by sourcing high calibre individuals for clients operating in these industries throughout Africa.

Stephen Sheal continues, "We operate as a global executive search and recruitment consultancy. We are confident that our breadth of knowledge and reputation for sourcing high calibre individuals will provide Maxwell Drummond with great opportunities for further growth in the Southern Hemisphere."

Established in 1987, Maxwell Drummond provides executive search and consultancy services for the oil, gas and natural resource industries. In addition to its UK operations in Aberdeen and London Maxwell Drummond has established six permanent offices in Houston, Johannesburg, Sydney, Perth, Edmonton and Calgary.