Matthew founded Walter Hewitt in 2009 with a commitment to becoming a trusted and valued partner to our clients in the energy sector. Throughout his 12 of years experience in executive search Matthew attributes his dedicated and integral approach to building relationships as the foundation of his success. Over the last 9 years Matthew has successfully managed a broad range of search projects across the global energy sector building strong relationships with both major and independent energy companies.
In addition to his duties as managing director of Walter Hewitt Matthew heads up the company’s project management team. Often working with tight schedules and across multiple time zones Matthew draws upon his strong organisational skills to consistently exceed expectations. As the managing director of a growing company Matthew is extensively travelled, regularly meeting clients client’s internationally and is no stranger to working from an airport lounge.
Director of Research & Delivery
Jason has over 10 years of experience in Executive Search including more than 8 years in the International Energy Sector. Throughout his career he has thrived when fulfilling niche, hard to find, executive search mandates that others have failed to deliver. These projects have covered both established markets such as Europe and the Middle East and also the Emerging Markets such as Latin America and Asia including; Brazil, Kazakhstan, India, Indonesia and Malaysia amongst other countries.
Jason is the Head of Research & Delivery for Walter Hewitt, overseeing the company’s research efforts and providing valuable project oversight to our growing team. He utilises his BA Degree in Business Management to cut through to the drivers of each project and ensure the shortlists we deliver are as comprehensive and accurate as possible for our clients. Jason is an active networker and is extensively travelled visiting both major and minor industry events wherever possible.
With over 35 years’ experience in the energy industry in the UKCS, Far East and Africa, Robert is able to draw upon his extensive experience in both geoscience and commercial roles to support Walter Hewitt’s client and candidate attraction. He is able to leverage his experience in field appraisal and development teams to not only advise on hiring the most appropriate person to fulfill the role, but also on how someone might best fit into the dynamics of an existing team.
With over two decades in business development Robert is able to advise on a wide range of issues from commercial agreements (farm ins or transportation agreements and JOA’s), decommissioning liabilities and strategic drivers.
As a board member of both a private start up which was sold to an AIM listed company and a UK subsidiary of a US Parent in the 2000’s it was vital to recruit not just the right staff but also to recruit constructive shareholders who are both able and willing to last the course of an often difficult startup proposition. This experience will prove invaluable to Walter Hewitt’s team as they seek to continue growing the business and building on their service offering.
Dr. Tony King
With upwards of 30 years experience in the energy industry in the UKCS, Middle East and Africa, Tony brings his experience in petroleum engineering, production operations and data management to support Walter Hewitt’s client and candidate attraction. His experience in the full life cycle of field development from appraisal to abandonment will support Walter Hewitt identifying and proposing the most able candidates to meet the challenges of a role, team and organisation.
With extensive experience in business planning, new technology and oil industry software applications Tony is also able to advise on issues ranging from strategic and business planning of new initiatives to the organisational & capability requirements of field operations.
As both board member and leadership team member of two startups, one of which was sold to a NASDAQ listed company in the late 2000’s he has the experience of the types of staff required during the development of these organisations. Tony’s vast range of experience will support the ongoing growth of Walter Hewitt Search & Selection.
Recruitment can often be a time consuming process that drains resources from both Human Resources Departments and also Operational Teams detracting from their core function. This is exacerbated during periods of increased hiring such as New Country Entry or Project Start up. To relieve the pressure from the operational teams Walter Hewitt are able to offer a Project Recruitment Solution that takes the pressure away from the company and allows them to focus on the business’ main objectives.
- Reduce the time to hire and company resources allocated to a campaign
- A forecastable volume of hires per project allows us to reduce our cost per hire.
- Standardised recruitment process Tailored to your company’s requirements and HR practices.
- Improved onboarding success through visa application and relocation support.
- Single point of contact and accountability through an allocated project manager leading the campaign
To find out more about Project Search and how it could work for you please contact Matthew Riley on +44 (0) 208 669 5682.
The impact of a key hire to your company’s management team can be the difference between success and failure. With any pivotal position it is vital to employ the right strategy that will identify the company’s needs and successfully target the right candidate for the position. A retained search assignment demonstrates to the market a commitment to hire from you, this produces an increased number of better quality candidates more responsive to a career move.
By retaining Walter Hewitt it enables us to dedicate the exclusive time and resources required to find the best possible candidates. Our executive search methodology draws on years of Energy Sector experience from both recruitment and industry executive’s perspectives. This enables us to gain a comprehensive understanding of your company’s requirements and then utilise our well established networks to select the best individuals.
- Fixed time to hire with predefined and agreed scheduling of decision gates.
- Single point of contact through appointed Project Manager and dedicated team.
- By partnering and sharing the risk with Walter Hewitt this allows us to reduce the cost compared to contingent hiring.
- Appointing a single representative to search the markets ensures an undiluted brand message and allows us to best represent the opportunity to the candidates.
- A retained mandate allows us the time to accurately map the markets and select the best talent as opposed to the most readily available.
To find out more about Executive Search and how it could work for you please contact Matthew Riley on +44 (0) 208 669 5682.
Contingency recruiting can be effective for high volume, lesser skilled positions where the individual is picked more for team fit than their individual impact on the business. In these cases contingent can provide the client with a broad variety of CV’s and places the emphasis on the client to shortlist and manage the process. Whilst this method is a lot more time consuming for the client it requires less up-front costs and can work as a good introduction to Walter Hewitt and the way we work.
- Enables clients to sample the services of Walter Hewitt before committing to future Executive Search projects.
- With no upfront costs it allows the client to view a number of readily available candidates only paying a fee based on success.
- Single point of contact within Walter Hewitt to ensure consistency throughout the process.
To find out more about Contingent Recruitment and if it might be the solution for you please contact Matthew Riley on +44 (0) 208 669 5682.
In addition to these services we are able to provide a Talent Management solution offered to only a core group of high achieving Executives. We will take the time to understand your key competences & aspirations and proactively approach the market confidentially to procure the best career opportunities available.
For a confidential discussion on how you might progress in your career please contact Jason Blay on +44 (0) 208 669 5682.