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.

Andrew Woodburn

Managing Director

Andrew Woodburn is the Managing Director of Amrop Woodburn Mann in South Africa, and a member of Amrop’s Global Executive Board.


Andrew’s 25-year career began in Executive Search in 1995 in a London-based firm, and spans international search projects across all functions and industries. He continues to work with clients in the retail, mining, heavy industry, communications, technology, FMCG and financial services sectors.

Prior to being appointed to his search role in 2010, Andrew’s business career involved delivering marketing/strategy consulting, online design, strategy integration, performance management, software development, data analysis and reporting services. His involvement in leading brands and new product development in FMCG companies, such as Coca-Cola and SAB Miller, provided a unique platform to leverage his strategic insight and creative flair into the commercial arena, both within a corporate environment and on an entrepreneurial level. This led to him working in a start-up team for the creation of a new banking organisation in South Africa, with a focus on micro-finance.

He is highly involved in both Board Services and Leadership Development, with a personal interest in assisting corporations and individuals to reach their full potential, and lead the way for an improved future for the African continent.

Andrew received a Master of Science Degree in Development Economics and a Social Studies Graduate Diploma from Oxford University, in addition to receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand.

Andrew is also an accomplished underwater photographer and all round adventurer having completed the Cape Epic Mountain biking race and earned the World Champion Award in 2004.


General Management

Board Consulting
Executive Search
Leadership Services

Consumer & Retail
Digital & Technology
Energy & Infrastructure
Financial Services
Professional Services

Andrew Woodburn
South Africa