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Chris joined Howgate Sable in 2018 and is an Associate Partner in the Engineering, Manufacturing & Infrastructure and Aviation practices. Prior to joining the executive search profession in 2003 Chris served as a warfare officer in the Royal Navy and spent six years as an officer in the Royal Naval Reserves.
Chris has worked extensively in engineering, manufacturing, infrastructure and aviation markets. Sector experience includes upstream energy (nuclear, oil & gas), utilities (power and water), transport (airlines, airports, rail, marine, OEMs, intelligent transport solutions), construction (ground engineering, contracting), building materials, property, consultancies and support services.
He has a track record of recruiting individuals who deliver value post-appointment.
Engagements include chair, NED, CEO, general manager, HSSEQ director, commercial director, engineering director, technical director, sales and marketing director, finance director, HR director and operations director.
Chris has a highly-evolved market insight and an extensive network of international c-suite contacts. He has recruited talent in EMEA, USA and Australasia.
Barry and Clare are a dream team on a mission. They are connected, personable and full of integrity. Barry has managed to fulfil roles that others have failed to recruit and with A-class candidates.
Throw a hard mandate at them and see them deliver.
” Mandy worked with me as a retained advisor on a board level assignment to recruit an HR Director and a Governance Director. I found the process deployed to be very efficient and Mandy demonstrated excellent knowledge of the sector and ultimately assisted me in securing talented appointments. Mandy’s approach is very thorough and professional, but importantly she also commits to making each element of the task run smoothly and supports the client at all times.”
The EMI Practice at Howgate Sable really took the time to understand our situation and find exceptional candidates who could fulfil challenging international leadership assignments for a truly global company with a history that spans well over 200 years.
It was a first class experience and positive outcome on many levels.
I have worked with the Howgate Sable team on several occasions whilst hiring mission-critical executives. Partnership is the byword for this organisation – they act as an extension of my team and work hard to support me not only in the technical solution, but in the sense of a deep understanding of my specific requirements. Delivery is the key measure of our talent partners and Howgate Sable have always achieved what was asked of them.
I was headhunted by Howgate Sable for the CEO appointment at Welspun UK (Christy) Limited, a new product sector for me and one I would not have naturally considered. It turned out to be the best career move I have ever made. Since taking the role I have worked closely with Barry and his team to build a high-performance team, and this has been achieved through his taking the time to understand our industry sector and our company culture intimately. I cannot recommend Howgate Sable highly enough for anyone wishing to make a career move or build a team.
Having worked with Howgate Sable as a client and as a candidate I can confidently say their ability to deliver on complex searches is second to none. They not only have a detailed knowledge of the marketplace but also understand the importance of cultural fit.
I was particularly impressed with Howgate Sable’s knowledge and network in the aviation sector, the quality of the candidates provided at shortlist and the availability of Nick and the team to provide us with advice and guidance on candidates when required. Nick was particularly effective in understanding our needs as a Company and being flexible in adapting requirements and plans.
I have recently worked with Nick from Howgate Sable to recruit a new Head of Aircraft Operations for Thomson Airways. I was particularly impressed by the wide-reaching search undertaken and the quality of the candidates put forward. The skills match to the brief was excellent and I am delighted with the individual we selected.
From their initial call to me the Aviation practice team at Howgate Sable demonstrated a significant difference. Straightforward and to the point, the extent of their network and deep insight into the industry was immediately evident. The added value I have received as a candidate is tangible. An almost instant rapport quickly developed into a focused business relationship which is open, honest, respectful and above all trustworthy.