Who we are

Chesterman Swann is a Human Resource Consultancy which, for over 21 years, has specialised in Executive Search & Selection and Occupational Psychology.

We can offer-in depth experience of successfully managing domestic and international assignments as well as the design and delivery of high impact Assessment and Development solutions.

Market Competence

Established in 1990, but with a provenance in executive recruitment and occupational psychology that dates back to 1975, we have developed in depth knowledge and expertise within a number of market sectors.

The following summary, although not exhaustive, will outline the areas of competence we can offer our UK, European and international clients:

Automotive OEM’s

Plant Management roles, across all functions and to MD / Board level appointments, including, Press, Body Construction, Paint, Trim & Final Assembly, Engine Dress & Marriage.

Supply Chain, MPL Management, Prototype Development Management, Programme Management, all disciplines.

Sales & Marketing Management, including Corporate Sales, Re-Marketing, Aftersales and Dealer Support etc.

Design, training support and hosting of assessment and development centres. Development of structured interview programmes for in-house and external selection events.

Automotive Consultancy and Tier One suppliers

Global Procurement / Supply Chain Management, Heads of Finance, Engineering and Programme Management, all disciplines from Powertrain to NVH and Vehicle Systems etc.

Financial Services

Corporate Analysts, Investment Managers, Strategic Pensions/Policy roles.


Global Procurement/Supply Chain management, Operations Management, and Manufacturing Engineering, all to Board level. Pan European technical roles within the Gas Turbine sectors, including Stress, Aerothermal design etc.

Design and delivery of in- house assessment and development programmes, for participants up to Board level.

Job Analysis, competency development and project management of assessment programmes across most functions to address culture change agendas.

Design and delivery of Leadership team development programmes


Sales & Marketing Management, Grain Trading, Operational / Mill Management, across all sectors from Animal Feed to Arable, Agrochemicals etc.

Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Cosmetics & Toiletries, Food etc.

Strategic Health Safety & Environmental roles, Operational & Engineering Management, Procurement, Packaging Technology, New Product Development & Introduction roles etc.

Data, Telecomms & Electronics

Operational management roles up to COO level; Sales & Marketing Management across Western/Eastern Europe including Country Managers, Commercial Management teams etc.

Management roles within Hardware & Software Engineering, Packaging Engineering

Creation and running of Competency based Development Programmes to assess high potential executives.

Public Service / Utilities / Regulation

Economic Regulation Management, Call Centre Management, Communications Management roles at senior level.

Competence based and Psychometric Assessment Programmes for Local Authorities, Public Utilities, National Parks Authorities etc

Multi National Global Corporations

Pan European Sales & Marketing Management, Key Account Management, senior strategic HR roles within Talent Management, Compensation & Benefits, establishment of Shared Service operations etc.