Uniquely positioned to service and transform the South African executive landscape through client and candidate engagement


Woodburn Mann Equity Partners

Woodburn Mann Equity Partners (Pty) Limited has a Level 1 BEE certificate, issued by The Legal Verification Team, an independent SANAS-accredited B-BBEE verification agency, and is recognised as one of the leading empowered executive search consultancies in South Africa.

The Woodburn Mann Group is fully committed to the principles of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment as enshrined in the South African Constitution through the amended Codes of Good Practice of 2015. Woodburn Mann Equity Partners (Pty) Limited was established on 28 March 1989 and with Woodburn Mann (Pty) Limited (now trading as Amrop Woodburn Mann) is today recognised as one of the two leading retained fee executive search consultancies in the region.

Woodburn Mann Equity Partners is 74% owned by Woodburn Mann Consulting Group (Pty) Limited, with Verushka Singh, Principal Consultant, the most senior Woodburn Mann Equity Partners’ employee. The members of Woodburn Mann Equity Partners receive additional dividends dependent on the company's performance, as aligned with the broad-based vision of the legislation.




The business has a highly effective professional research capability to identify the best executive talent in particular business and market sectors as well as the respect to be able to interact with business leaders while maintaining absolute confidentiality and discretion.

Our experience ranges from dealing with the most prominent South African businesses, as well as government parastatal operations and multi-national subsidiaries, to entrepreneurial ventures. We are confident that once we partner with you to fully understand the needs of your organisation, we will solve your needs for executive talent. Our objective is to develop a long-term relationship and use our experience to continue to assist you with your talent management and executive search requirements in the region.

Consulting Services include Executive Recruitment, Executive and Non-Executive Search, Personal Evaluation, Assessment and Coaching and Leadership Development.

The very nature of our business depends on skilled, well-rounded individuals entering the workplace and we strive to ensure our efforts, whether economic or otherwise, contribute to building and developing South Africa and its individuals.


Some of the organisations we support include:

Woodburn Mann has used its considerable experience and expertise to assist Cotlands with the appointment of two Non-Executive Directors. Cotlands is a multi-award winning, non-profit organisation with a rich history and over 80 years of experience in serving young children by ensuring that as many potentially vulnerable children as possible have access to play-based early learning opportunities during early childhood.

Hello Tutor was established by Andrew Woodburn and a former colleague to grant learners from all walks of life access to diverse, locally developed and curated maths and science video tutorials and extra lessons through an easily accessible online platform. The hello tutor platform operates in schools and educational facilities in various parts of South Africa, through private or corporate-sponsored initiatives.

The ManKind Project South Africa helps men to transcend their current limitations; enabling them to join together and create the structures, institutions and communities that will foster peace, safety and accountability in our societies. Woodburn Mann contributes financially to the ManKind Project, in addition to several employees giving of their time and efforts to assist and mentor men in vulnerable communities across South Africa.