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Berwick Partners Hires Principal Consultant to Manufacturing Practice


Executive search firm Berwick Partners has hired the former leader of global executive talent assignments at Bombardier as Principal Consultant in its Manufacturing and Engineering Practice.

Katie Poxon brings 20 years of senior executive level search and recruitment experience in the transportation, energy, construction and built environment sectors, and specialises in leading European and international mandates.

Most recently she was Bombardier’s Global Executive Search Talent Leader for nine years, where she managed global assignments at C-Suite level, global/regional/country Leadership and Heads of Function across all business sectors.

Berwick Partners’ Manufacturing and Engineering Practice is led by Practice Head Jonathan Burke. It delivers business-critical senior appointments to the manufacturing and engineering sector, capitalising on its long-standing track record and sector knowledge within the industrials arena.

As Principal Consultant in the Practice, Katie will specialise in recruiting senior management and director-level positions in the UK and internationally for businesses in the automotive, rail, aerospace and defence, shipbuilding / marine and energy markets.

“This is a significant period of change and opportunity in the global and UK industrials markets, which are facing ongoing pressure to deliver world class engineered products and infrastructure in a timely, cost competitive and sustainable way,” Katie says.

“AI and digitalisation are driving technological advancements in the sectors, which are undergoing massive transformation, and this is impacting established business models. Now more than ever, the sector needs exceptional, visionary leaders who can champion change, as well as motivate and manage a high-performing team to drive transformation, enable growth and ensure success and sustainability.”

She adds:

“Berwick Partners is ideally placed to support clients find the leadership talent for this next phase of evolution in the sector. Its credibility and reputation are exceptional, and I am highly impressed with the professionalism, integrity and values of the leadership team.”

Richard Love, Managing Director of Berwick Partners, adds:

“With its team of professionals dedicated to the sector, unique insights, market knowledge and networks, Berwick Partners is at the forefront of the executive leadership and talent arena for the manufacturing, engineering and transport sectors. The practice has consistently worked with market leaders across automotive, rail, aerospace & defence, shipbuilding / marine and energy markets, and Katie’s expertise and knowledge is an excellent addition to our team.

“Despite challenges, the transport and industrial sectors present great opportunity, particularly for the businesses prepared to be agile, and to adapt and innovate,” he adds.

Katie Poxon holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art & 3D Design from University of Loughborough, began her search and recruitment career in 2000 and set-up her own consultancy KTP Recruitment Ltd in 2005.


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