It is the objective of Woodburn Mann to bring an assignment to a successful and timely conclusion. Executive search and selection is a specialised form of management consultancy that may or may not result in the placement of an executive. Accordingly, in order to avoid misleading the client, no proposals and presentations by Woodburn Mann can guarantee placement as the inevitable conclusion of an executive search or selection assignment.

Woodburn Mann will not accept liability for the actions of candidates once they have commenced employment with a client. The final decision to engage a candidate rests with the client.

Woodburn Mann does not accept liability for any information and/or representation made expressly or implied by the candidate to Woodburn Mann and/or its client, which later proves to be untrue, inaccurate or unfounded. Woodburn Mann will use its best endeavours and, with available resources within prevailing legislation, to validate the bona fides of a candidate.

10.1 Executive Search Assignments

Should the candidate leave the client company within twelve months, Woodburn Mann would meet with the client to objectively assess the situation and decide on a plan of action.

Woodburn Mann undertakes never to approach the successful candidate for other employment opportunities whilst the candidate remains in the client's employ.

Woodburn Mann also undertakes not to approach any other member of the client's staff for a one‑year period from successful completion of an assignment.

10.2 Non-Executive Chairperson Search Assignments

Should the candidate leave the client company within twelve months, Woodburn Mann would meet with the client to objectively assess the situation and decide on a plan of action.

10.3 Non-Executive Director Search Assignments

Should the candidate leave the client company within twelve months, Woodburn Mann would meet with the client to objectively assess the situation and decide on a plan of action.

10.4 Executive Selection Assignments

In the event that an appointed candidate from an executive selection assignment leaves the client’s employment prior to or within six months of taking up the appointment, other than for reasons of changes to the organisation structure, job content or contractual arrangements, Woodburn Mann undertakes to re-open the executive selection assignment without any additional professional retainer fee costs to the client. However, additional advertising costs and any other expenses or disbursements will be charged to the client.

10.5 Interim Search and Selection Assignments

It is Woodburn Mann’s objective to bring the Interim Executive assignment to a successful and timely conclusion. This includes Woodburn Mann maintaining regular contact with the Interim Executive, including visits to the client premises.

Woodburn Mann will make every endeavour, at no additional cost to the client, to find a suitable replacement as soon as possible where the Interim Executive assigned to the client terminates his or her services due to circumstances beyond the client’s control.