Tony Crouch, specialising in a wide range of international appointments.
Tony spent 25 years in publishing where he was closely involved with the international production, trading and distribution of ferrous and non-ferrous raw materials and products.
In 1990 he established himself as an independent executive search consultant and in 1997 founded C N Consultancy.
Tony specializes in recruitment for the international commodity production and trading sector, working in oil and energy, ferrous and non-ferrous raw materials and products, grains and soft commodities. He recruits for a broad range of disciplines including CEOs, CFOs, head traders, traders, trading teams, support teams, charterers, shipping experts and senior IT staff working in this sector. His work also extends to identifying and evaluating entire businesses leading to acquisition by clients. By the nature of this sector, many of his clients are based outside the UK.
Alessandro Ferullo specialising in international commodity trading, finance etc
Alessandro was educated at St.Edmund's College, Hertfordshire and graduated from Keele University in French and German.
He started his career in publishing at Metal Bulletin and later moved to Cargo Systems. Thereafter, he became an Export Manager and gained extensive European and Far East experience in the textiles industry.
He is an excellent communicator and takes an interest in different cultures and languages. He is married with three children and lives in London. Alessandro is bilingual in English and Italian and speaks fluent French and German.
Peter Nielsen, specialising in pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, metals, banking and finance
After qualifying as mechanical engineer, Peter became an HR specialist as Divisional Personnel Manager in the Delta Metal Group and subsequently, Group Personnel Director of ARA Services, a leading international service provider to manufacturing industry and North Sea oil producers.
He successfully lead the employers' national negotiations with the NUS and TGWU which in 1979 threatened to stop production of North Sea oil. After 1980 he worked in Executive Search with MDK and Grosvenor International specialising in pharmaceutical, aerospace, metals, banking and finance sectors, until forming C N Consultancy in 1998. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Andrew Scott-Priestley, specialising in energy, engineering, international
Andrew has over 30 years' experience in human resource management. He is a
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and a Member of
the Institute of Petroleum. Currently, he specialises in the provision of
outsourced human resource services to SMEs a niche market which he
identified several years ago. Previously Andrew was international Personnel
Manager at Amerada Hess and The Royal Boskalis Westminster Group. His
consultancy career started as the UK Director for a USA executive search
firm serving the international upstream oil and gas sector.
Robin Reid, Swiss Regional Representative, specialising in international commodity production, trading, banking, finance etc
Robin was educated at Stonyhurst and graduated from Loughborough University in Business Administration and French. He joined Metal Bulletin and later established his own pan European print marketing business.
Robin acted as Export Sales Director for Omnicrom Systems Ltd, establishing a worldwide distribution network and living for some time in USA. In 1988 he became involved in financial disciplines in the engineering sector and held a number of directorships.
Robin is an Anglo-Swiss national, his mother is Genevese and he has family living in and around Geneva. He is married with three children and lives with his family close to Lausanne. Robin is bilingual in French and English and speaks fluent Portuguese. In addition to his business development and client liaison role in Switzerland, Robin is a part-time lecturer in Human Resources at the European University in Geneva and Montreux.