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“The new leadership team at Maxwell Drummond Group has unrivalled industry knowledge with a truly global reach and more than 120 years’ combined experience in the recruitment sector.

With this wealth of knowledge, I am extremely confident in our ability to drive this well-respected brand forward in both the local and international markets.”

Andrew MacDonald - Chairman

Andrew MacDonald founded global executive search business Maxwell Drummond International (MDI) in 1994 and oversaw significant growth across offices in Aberdeen, London, Houston, Calgary and Singapore.


He is the former operations director of the recruitment arm of AMEC, Primat. In addition, he co-founded Sabre Oil & Gas Ltd, which focused on exploration and production in the West African market prior to its sale to PetroSA – the national oil company of South Africa – in 2012.

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The Management Team
Craig Finnie
Craig Finnie
Managing Director

Craig has extensive experience in Executive Search, Business Development and Account Management. Throughout his career, Craig has moulded high performing teams through effective and motivational leadership both in Blue Chip and SME’s. Passionate about people and a firm believer in finding the perfect ‘FIT’, Craig is driven to provide a world-class service and has a proven track record in working collaboratively with clients to attract the best talent with the ability to transform organisations and accelerate profitable growth.


Responsible for delivering Maxwell Drummond's global strategy, Craig has worked with exceptional individuals at every level of the business. He has hands on experience of leading and overseeing Search projects globally and across various disciplines including C-Suite, Executive Management and Specialist Functions.

Phil Smith
Phil Smith
Executive Director

Phil Smith is Executive Director on the Main Board of the Maxwell Drummond Group. He is one of the most knowledgeable recruitment executives in the UK with almost 40 years experience in the industry. He has worked with and advised many leading companies’ at the most senior levels in their search for executive appointments.


He previously owned and ran one of the leading and most highly respected consultancies in the oil industry, with far reaching success, sourcing senior personnel for clients in almost 30 countries across a variety of industries.


Phil is a Fellow of The Recruitment & Employment Confederation.

Andrew Burton
Andrew Burton
Talent Development Director

With over 35 years in people development, working at senior levels, internationally and within a range of industry sectors, Andrew Burton is the Talent Development Director for Maxwell Drummond.


With a drive to enable people to perform at their best, he has a dual role to integrate executive coaching into the Maxwell Drummond search model and to deliver effective staff development projects on behalf of our clients.


Andrew has a BA degree in Business, a postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies, a Diploma in Marketing (Distinction) and teaching qualification from Strathclyde University.

Craig has extensive experience in Executive Search, Business Development and Account Management. Throughout his career, Craig has moulded high performing teams through effective and motivational leadership both in Blue Chip and SME’s. Passionate about people and a firm believer in finding the perfect ‘FIT’, Craig is driven to provide a world-class service and has a proven track record in working collaboratively with clients to attract the best talent with the ability to transform organisations and accelerate profitable growth.


Responsible for delivering Maxwell Drummond's global strategy, Craig has worked with exceptional individuals at every level of the business. He has hands on experience of leading and overseeing Search projects globally and across various disciplines including C-Suite, Executive Management and Specialist Functions.

Phil Smith is Executive Director on the Main Board of the Maxwell Drummond Group. He is one of the most knowledgeable recruitment executives in the UK with almost 40 years experience in the industry. He has worked with and advised many leading companies’ at the most senior levels in their search for executive appointments.


He previously owned and ran one of the leading and most highly respected consultancies in the oil industry, with far reaching success, sourcing senior personnel for clients in almost 30 countries across a variety of industries.


Phil is a Fellow of The Recruitment & Employment Confederation.

With over 35 years in people development, working at senior levels, internationally and within a range of industry sectors, Andrew Burton is the Talent Development Director for Maxwell Drummond.


With a drive to enable people to perform at their best, he has a dual role to integrate executive coaching into the Maxwell Drummond search model and to deliver effective staff development projects on behalf of our clients.


Andrew has a BA degree in Business, a postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies, a Diploma in Marketing (Distinction) and teaching qualification from Strathclyde University.

Lynn Carter
Lynn Carter
Director

Lynn Carter is Director of Executive Search for Maxwell Drummond, based in the Aberdeen Office. Leading a dedicated Research team, Lynn specialises in dynamic retained search projects for a wide range of clients; including Oil and Gas.


Having lived and worked both in the UK and Overseas, Lynn’s diverse experience includes all aspects of recruitment; retained, contingent and in-house, significant legal experience and strategic stakeholder management.


Lynn has a BA in English, LL.M (Distinction) in Oil and Gas Law and has recently completed studies in International Arbitration Law, leading to membership of CIArb.

Kevin George
Kevin George
Head of Research

Kevin George is Lead Researcher at Maxwell Drummond.


He specialises in global Energy market research and economic trends.


Kevin started his career in engineering with companies such as Maersk, Aker and Subsea 7 with posts in Aberdeen, London and Australia. A passion for investing led to studies in business and finance with a focus on global finance and economics.


Kevin has an MSc in Oil & Gas Finance and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management Studies.

Lynn Carter is Director of Executive Search for Maxwell Drummond, based in the Aberdeen Office. Leading a dedicated Research team, Lynn specialises in dynamic retained search projects for a wide range of clients; including Oil and Gas.


Having lived and worked both in the UK and Overseas, Lynn’s diverse experience includes all aspects of recruitment; retained, contingent and in-house, significant legal experience and strategic stakeholder management.


Lynn has a BA in English, LL.M (Distinction) in Oil and Gas Law and has recently completed studies in International Arbitration Law, leading to membership of CIArb.

Kevin George is Lead Researcher at Maxwell Drummond.


He specialises in global Energy market research and economic trends.


Kevin started his career in engineering with companies such as Maersk, Aker and Subsea 7 with posts in Aberdeen, London and Australia. A passion for investing led to studies in business and finance with a focus on global finance and economics.


Kevin has an MSc in Oil & Gas Finance and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management Studies.

Dedicated experience in Executive Search and Talent Development.

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