About Amrop Woodburn Mann

Amrop Woodburn Mann, a leading executive search and leadership assessment consultancy in South Africa, is based in the heart of Johannesburg’s business district, Sandton, and services clients throughout South Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands through its market leading, research-based executive search and headhunting services.

With an established track record of over 38 years, Woodburn Mann is renowned in the executive search and headhunting industry of southern Africa for long-term relationships and exceptional service. We have successfully completed executive search mandates in many countries across the continent, including Namibia, Malawi, Mozambique, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Nigeria as well as the Indian Ocean Islands. Woodburn Mann joined the Amrop partnership in 2018, during Amrop’s 40th anniversary year. With 77 offices in 49 countries, Amrop is one of the world’s largest retained executive search partnerships.

Amrop Woodburn Mann is determined to provide the highest quality of executive search management and execution in South Africa and abroad. We are client focused with industry-leading processes which make us unique in the executive search, board appraisal and leadership development space. The professional team of executive search consultants and researchers is fully trained and equipped to be able to apply themselves to clients’ needs across all functions and industries. Differentiating us from our competitors is the quality and depth of our team of graduate research consultants, known to be the largest of any executive search firm on the African continent. Our consulting services include:

Top Level Appointments

  • Identification of key decision-makers through thorough and discreet research
    • Main Board, Non-Executive Chairman and Non-Executive Director Search
    • Executive Search for remuneration levels above R1 million per annum
    • Interim Executive Search - short-term contract executives
  • Identification of senior managers through electronic and print media advertising
    • Management Selection: for remuneration levels between R800 000 and R1 million per annum

Evaluation Consultancy

  • Board of Directors: Composition, profiling and appraisal
  • Top Executive Succession Planning
  • Holistic Audits: Assessment of strategy, structure and management capability
  • Subjective Individual Assessment: Identification of potential for promotion or development
  • Appropriate level, occupationally-oriented assessment batteries conducted by industrial psychologists
  • Comparative market-related pay, benefits and incentives review through an association with one of the largest remuneration consultancies in Africa
  • Performance Management: a Web-based system
  • Contract Research: Sophisticated niche market research for business planning

Executive Development

  • Coaching: Developing leadership skills, individual coaching, team coaching and coaching development within organisations
  • Counselling: Retrenchment, attitudinal, mid-life/career, stress, retirement

Track record across sub-Saharan Africa