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Chris Green

Director - Head of Infrastructure Practice

TELEPHONE: +44 (0) 7500709176


As Director of the firm and Head of the Infrastructure practice, Chris offers an experienced hand to clients spanning multiple sectors.

Chris Green

Director - Head of Infrastructure Practice

TELEPHONE: +44 (0) 7500709176


Chris joined Howgate Sable in 2018 and is a Director and Head of the Infrastructure practice. He also works within the Supply Chain & Industrial and Aviation & Transportation 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 transport markets. Sector experience includes infrastructure funds, PE houses, energy, utilities, airlines, airports, ground handling, leasing, rail, marine, OEMs, intelligent transport solutions, construction, 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, managing director, 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.


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.


Barry McDonnell – Director of Manufacturing at De La Rue International

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.

Jesper Berg – SVP HR, ABB

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. 

Bridget Lea – O2

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.

Paul Hutchings – Thomas Cook Group Airlines

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.

Dawn Wilson – Thomson Airways

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.

Carl Gissing