Retained executive search firm Caldwell today announced a major enhancement to its recruiting capabilities in the global mining sector with the addition of Andrew Willson as a partner in the firm's Industrial Practice, based in London.

"Andrew has extensive experience recruiting the senior-most mining executives around the world," said Dave Winston, managing partner of Caldwell's Industrial Practice. "With clients in Europe, South America, the US, Asia Pacific and Africa, he is exceptionally well-respected for his industry knowledge and search execution on the global stage. His addition to the team adds considerably to our already strong mining capabilities in Canada, the US and Asia Pacific - we're thrilled to have him on the team."

Mr. Willson has noteworthy experience successfully completing complex executive search assignments in the extractive industries from the board level to senior management, and has worked across a range of functional disciplines including projects, exploration, asset management, engineering, operations, maintenance and reliability, supply chain, IT, finance, safety and assurance. Additionally, he has sourced candidates internationally for owners, contractors, and service companies on a global basis.

Mr. Willson joins Caldwell from an international executive search firm specializing in board and senior management appointments within the mining and oil & gas sectors, where he was managing partner of the firm's EMEA region.

Mr. Willson holds a Bachelor of Science in geography & geology from the University of Birmingham.

"Andrew's hire further expands the London office footprint, which now includes experts across the industrial and financial services sectors, as well as functional specialists across finance, operations, risk and human resources" said John Wallace, chief executive officer. "Our focus continues to be on the strategic expansion of our partner team in industries and geographies that expand our ability to best serve our clients."

SOURCE: Press release