Extractive Search, what we do | Extractive Search
what we do | Extractive Search
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you place people into operations?
Yes we do. Nick in our Leeds office focuses exclusively on difficult to source mine site operations in Africa and Eurasia.  Examples of recent placements – Production Manager, Senior Exploration Geologist, HSE Manager and many more.
Should I still apply for membership even though I do not have extractive experience?
We have successfully transitioned many strong candidates into our client base who previously had not worked within extraction. The head office in particular has proven to be a place where strong candidates with transferable skills are able to enter the sector by ticking other boxes.

What We Do

Extractive sectors include

  • Mining
  • Upstream Oil and Gas
  • Extractive Services/Infrastructure/Engineering
  • Commodity Trading both in Industry and Financial Services

Typical searches

  • CXO and cross functional management for the head office environment
  • Specialist executive site roles – such as General Manager, Site CFO, Commercial Director
  • Particular strength in African and Eurasian mine site operations
  • Our Trading team have an outstanding reputation in delivering across front, middle and back office functions with a current focus on senior Risk, Operations and Trading positions.


  • Most of our head office searches take place in London. Our clients are mainly private, AIM, TSX or FTSE listed.
  • Our senior site roles follow extraction and related sectors. Placements are often in emerging markets such as Africa, Eurasia, Latin America, Asia and the UAE.
  • Our commodity trading team naturally focus on key locations such as London, Switzerland, Germany, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Hong Kong and Singapore.