Board of Directors

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.

Andrew returned to Executive Search in 2007 after having fulfilled various senior roles in business, and was appointed Managing Director of Woodburn Mann (Pty) Limited in October 2010.

He has been involved with searches for the retail, mining, heavy industry, communications, FMCG, financial services and state enterprise sectors for both blue chip and entrepreneurial clients.

He began his career in executive search in 1995 in London working on international search projects across all functions and industries. Thereafter he returned to South Africa and worked for a Global brewing company in corporate strategy and marketing. His involvement in leading brands and new product development provided a platform to leverage his strategic insight and creative flair into the commercial arena. Andrew has experience working in a start-up team for the creation of a financial institution, and was involved in the founding a new banking organisation with a focus on micro-finance. His skills include marketing/strategy consulting, web design and online integration, performance management, software development, data analysis and reporting services.

He holds a Master of Science degree in Development Economics from Oxford University, UK, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand. In addition he holds a Social Studies graduate diploma certificate from Oxford University, UK.

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
Natural Resources

Andrew Woodburn
South Africa