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Headhunting Firm Grows Industry and Aviation Practice


Executive search firm Howgate Sable has grown its industry and aviation practices with the appointment of a new associate partner.

Chris Green joins from The Miles Partnership, where for three years he sourced high-level candidates for c-suite, non-exec and functional head roles within the firm’s industrial practice. With a particular focus on infrastructure and manufacturing, Chris has placed executives in asset-rich, regulated industries in the UK and across the globe. Chris has also held a similar role at international search firm Boyden.

At Howgate Sable, Chris will join partners Neil Humphreys and Nick Irving in delivering a broad range of mandates for the company’s engineering, manufacturing and industry (EMI) division, as well as within aviation, sourcing candidates for some of the world’s leading airlines, airports and aviation service businesses.

Chris said:

“Having spent years finding ideal candidates for roles within manufacturing and infrastructure – including transport, construction and oil and gas – I’m looking forward to applying my skills to my new role at Howgate Sable.

“The company has developed an outstanding reputation in the market and its internal culture of collaboration and creativity was everything I was looking for in a workplace. I’m delighted to have joined the team.”

Howgate Sable, which has offices in Manchester and London, works with a wide range of businesses to source board-level talent across six key practice groups: consumer; aviation; EMI; e-commerce and retail; professional services; and life sciences and healthcare.

Nick Irving, Partner at Howgate Sable, said:

“Chris has demonstrated his passion for finding candidates who not only fit the bill, but who will continue to add value to clients’ businesses long after they’ve been placed – something that underpins everything we do at Howgate Sable.

“We’re undergoing a significant period of growth, with some really exciting projects in the pipeline, and we’re delighted to have Chris on board for the journey.”


During Nathan’s early career, he gained considerable experience from across many industries including Sales, Teaching and Retail, however more recently Nathan has delved into the world Digital Marketing and Publishing. Drawing on his past experiences, Nathan brings all aspects of his knowledge into Recruitment Buzz, possessing great research and social media skills.

Born and bred in Wales, Nathan is as Welsh as they come – living in the heart of the Valleys, Nathan proudly takes place as our resident Welsh speaker. However, Nathan’s knowledge of global understanding exceeds the Welsh borders, having lived in London, parts of the US and Ecuador.

Nathan is a self-proclaimed geek, having gained a degree in Natural Science via the Open University in Wales. In addition to his passion for science, he has a love for technology, nature, art and of course football!


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