A leading executive search and leadership consultancy firm in South Africa, with an expanding portfolio of work across Africa.

Our Amrop partnership continues to engage us at an international level; providing access to a global network, cutting-edge industry knowledge and thought leadership.


Amrop Woodburn Mann

Established in 1982 in Johannesburg, South Africa by Chairman Dr Trevor Woodburn, Woodburn Mann has steadily and successfully navigated the path of professional services start-up to respected partner to Africa’s business leaders.

Our mission is simple: enable executives and the companies and communities they serve to be the best they can be. We work with leaders across all industries to grow and develop top-calibre talent through market leading, research-based executive search and headhunting services.

In 2018, Woodburn Mann partnered with Amrop, one of the world’s largest retained executive search networks, to form Amrop Woodburn Mann. With 64 offices in 51 countries around the world, Amrop extends our offering to a global platform. Our Managing Director, Andrew Woodburn, is privileged to serve on the Amrop Global Board, broadening our contact network and knowledge base.

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. A 40-year track record of over 3,000 assignments in 25 countries across the African continent stands as testament to our professionalism, exceptional service and long-term relationship network. Our management team brings over 55 years of executive and non-executive search experience to help build and grow your organisation.


Track record across
sub-Saharan Africa


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Executive Search

Market-leading best-practice methodology to find the right person for both the role and the organisation. We are context-driven, finding Leaders for What’s Next.


Board Appraisal and Assessment

Today’s Boards are running strategic and operational marathons, increasingly in the spotlight and challenged by share and stakeholder groups who have never been more informed, demanding, or vocal. The best approach? Be prepared.

Non-Executive Chairman and Non-Executive Director Search

All organisations need exceptional individuals to oversee and drive the strategic vision and agenda. Leading and serving on a Board requires a specific skill and mind-set.


C-Suite Succession Planning

Has your CEO been in place for more than a decade? What happens when your CFO departs? Who steps into the leadership vacuum?

Executive Retention Services

Invest in ensuring your senior executives are strategically aligned to your organisation and ready to deliver results.

Interim Executive Placements

Supplying businesses with experienced, knowledgeable individuals on a temporary basis to address interim needs.