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.

Cathy Dowsley

Associate Senior Client Partner

Cathy Dowsley is Consultant at Amrop Woodburn Mann in South Africa

Cathy Dowsley has over 25 years’ experience in Executive Search

At Amrop Woodburn Mann she provides executive search advice to companies in the human resources, public relations and consultancy fields as well as the mining, construction and building materials industries. Many of her roles have been affirmative action appointments.

She began her career in 1981 as a Social Worker in a child and family welfare organisation. In 1984 she moved out of child welfare and into human resources where she joined a major mining house as a Personnel Officer. Cathy Dowsley joined Woodburn Mann Executive Search as a Research Consultant in January 1993 rapidly progressing to a Consultant.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work and was awarded the top student for the Institute of Personnel Management Diploma


General Management
Human Resources

Board Consulting
Executive Search
Leadership Services

Professional Services
Natural Resources
Energy and Infrastructure

Cathy Dowsley
South Africa