Board of Directors

We have multi-sector experience which includes prominent listed and private companies, as well as governmental and parastatal organisations. We aim to create long term relationships to assist our clients with their talent management requirements. Our exceptional track record of identifying and successfully placing high calibre candidates creates confidence in our ability to establish effective partnerships which add significant value to our clients. Amrop Woodburn Mann is a dominant player in the executive search, placement and talent recruitment industry throughout South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.

Trevor Woodburn

Non–Executive Chairman

Trevor Woodburn is the Chairman of Amrop Woodburn Mann in South Africa

Dr Trevor Woodburn has over 35 years’ experience in Executive Search.

He is the Non-Executive Chairman, former Chief Executive and founding member of Woodburn Mann (Pty) Limited which was established in 1982. He has extensive experience in executive search for Non-Executive Chairmen, Chief Executives, Managing Directors and Senior Directors/Managers, across a wide range of industries and organisations in Southern Africa, including HDSA appointments for both private and public organisations. He is also skilled in the profiling and appraisals of Boards of Directors.

In addition to the above, he has international experience in management consulting assignments, strategic business planning, holistic corporate audits and the restructuring of multinational organisations gained on four continents. Individual assessments and the counselling of senior executives also form an integral part of his expertise.

Prior to forming Woodburn Mann (Pty) Limited, he spent twenty years in various senior executive positions in the telecommunications, electrical engineering and electronic industries in South Africa.

He is a qualified Engineer and holds a Master of Science in Engineering and a Doctorate in Commerce from the University of Witwatersrand. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Cape Town.


Trevor Woodburn
South Africa