About the team

Global experts in their field

The MSM team partners with a carefully selected group of top tier global mining companies, helping them attract and retain the very best talent in the world.

They cover all mine site functions but are best known for recruiting General Managers and Managers of: Finance, Supply Chain, HR, Operations, Engineering, Metallurgy and Geology.

What makes us different

Today’s remote mine site has many options when it comes to selecting a recruitment partner. This can be challenging when many of those partners are working with the same active networks via job boards and stagnant talent pools. While monitoring those same talent pools for the growth of our existing network, our MSM team is able to headhunt globally and reach into any continent to source the strongest talent solution available and we do so at pace. This unique team combine the high end tone, methodology and referencing of executive search, with the speed and passion of the recruitment world.

About Adeline

Consultant, Mine Site Operations


A PhD prize winner and Robotics University Lecturer, Adeline has brought many unique talents to the MSM team.

As an exceptional engineer herself, Adeline is able to understand all of the technical challenges facing our network across each mine site function. This understanding fuels an ability to be forensic in her interviews which results in outstanding talent matches.

Originally from New Caledonia, a country with a rich mining history: Adeline has the added gift of being fluent in French which our Franco mine sites benefit from greatly.

She is known to be compassionate, honest, hardworking, exceptionally bright and truly gifted at operations search.

Hobbies and interests:

  • World Championship bronze medalist in Sport Aikido.
  • Food blogger specialising in dairy free cuisine.
  • Crafting, such as cosmetics, jewellery and textiles.
  • Travel and culture.

About the team

Corporate recruitment specialists

This team handles our corporate positions for the head office environment with a core focus on mining, metals, private equity and related capital markets. We are active in all major mining HQ cities such as Toronto, London, Johannesburg, Singapore, Perth and Amsterdam,

The team are extremely capable in all Non-Executive, CXO and managerial functions with specialist depth in Finance, Legal, Governance, Ops, Risk, Tax, Treasury, HR, Corporate Development, M&A, and Strategy.

Through our PE, NED and Exec board network, we also make financing connections facilitating access to strategic capital.

What makes us different

Network quality, exceptional candidate knowledge and an ability to make rapid matches at the executive level. Despite receiving tailored shortlists, very often our clients are spoiled for choice. This is because we seek to tick every box when we go to market knowing exactly where to find the people our clients need.

Having spent almost 20 years growing a global, niche network of the highest quality, James along with his team manages the careers of some of the best known titans in modern mining. From the FTSE and TSX to discreet family wealth, our network is rich in diversity and forensically referenced.

About James

Head of Practice


Combined feedback from candidates and clients describes James as professional, friendly, tenacious, direct and honest. Having built internal and external teams in listed and private companies, James has a broad commercial knowledge base which enables him to operate at the highest level across all functions.

His natural empathy gives him passion for helping people improve their careers while his inquisitive nature has driven a deep understanding of the mining industry at both a corporate and mine site level. The combination enables him to excel at helping the strongest talent in the market achieve their career goals.

Hobbies and interests:

  • Family time
  • Gym & fitness
  • Networking
  • Property development
  • Reading and self-improvement

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