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Tony Crouch

Tony spent 25 years in publishing where he was closely involved with the international production, trading and distribution of ferrous and non-ferrous raw materials and products.

In 1990 he established himself as an independent executive search consultant and in 1997 founded C N Consultancy.

Tony specializes in recruitment for the international commodity production and trading sector, working in oil and energy, ferrous and non-ferrous raw materials and products, grains and soft commodities.

He recruits for a broad range of disciplines including CEOs, CFOs, head traders, traders, trading teams, support teams, charterers, shipping experts and senior IT staff working in this sector.

His work also extends to identifying and evaluating entire businesses leading to acquisition by clients.

By the nature of this sector, many of his clients are based outside the UK.

Alessandro Ferullo

Alessandro was educated at St.Edmund's College, Hertfordshire and graduated from Keele University in French and German

He started his career in publishing at Metal Bulletin and later moved to Cargo Systems

Thereafter, he became an Export Manager and gained extensive European and Far East experience in the textiles industry

He is an excellent communicator and takes an interest in different cultures and languages

He is married with three children and lives in London

Alessandro is bilingual in English and Italian and speaks fluent French and German.

Lucy Vuurboom

Lucy Vuurboom graduated in Mass Communications and Marketing and subsequently became Chief Operating Officer of a Group managing prestige international events

She was also involved in business development and travelled extensively world wide

In 2011 she relocated to London and became Head of Marketing for a firm specializing in attracting investment in the commercial and residential property sector

In 2016, Lucy joined C N Consultancy and is responsible for a wide range of international appointments

She has a specialist interest in Sub-Saharan Africa and works primarily in agri-commodities sector, mining and minerals, energy, tourism and leisure, telecommunications, infrastructure development, and international logistics.

  • President and CEO- North America, Manhattan (USA), Russian State Mining Group
  • Region Head of Marketing, Hong Kong, Russian State Mining Group
  • Structured Trade Finance Specialist, South America for a Swiss based trading business
  • Group Chief Financial Officer, UK, International Industrial Group
  • Group Head of Coal Trading, Singapore
  • Global Head of Shipping, UK, Steel Production Group
  • Power Business Development Director, International Trading Group
  • Director and COO, European Metal Recycling Group
  • Head of Treasury, Russian Fertilizer Producer
  • Legal Counsel, Switzerland, International Oil Trading Company

Peter Nielsen

After qualifying as mechanical engineer, Peter became an HR specialist as Divisional Personnel Manager in the Delta Metal Group and subsequently, Group Personnel Director of ARA Services, a leading international service provider to manufacturing industry and North Sea oil producers

He successfully lead the employers' national negotiations with the NUS and TGWU which in 1979 threatened to stop production of North Sea oil

After 1980 he worked in Executive Search with MDK and Grosvenor International specialising in pharmaceutical, aerospace, metals, banking and finance sectors, until forming C N Consultancy in 1998

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

George Crouch

George Crouch joined C N Consultancy in 2014 following a number of senior appointments as a senior Business Analyst in Europe and North America

He has wide ranging experience in data analysis, strategic planing, problem solving, data interpretation, statistical techniques in an international environment

He now holds a central and pivotal role within C N Consultancy, heading our global research function.

Andrew Scott-Priestley

Andrew has over 30 years' experience in human resource management

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and a Member of the Institute of Petroleum

Currently, he specialises in the provision of outsourced human resource services to SMEs a niche market which he identified several years ago

Previously Andrew was international Personnel Manager at Amerada Hess and The Royal Boskalis Westminster Group

His consultancy career started as the UK Director for a USA executive search firm serving the international upstream oil and gas sector.

Robin Reid

Robin was educated at Stonyhurst and graduated from Loughborough University in Business Administration and French

He joined Metal Bulletin and later established his own pan European print marketing business

Robin acted as Export Sales Director for Omnicrom Systems Ltd, establishing a worldwide distribution network and living for some time in USA

In 1988 he became involved in financial disciplines in the engineering sector and held a number of directorships

Robin is an Anglo-Swiss national, his mother is Genevese and he has family living in and around Geneva

He is married with three children and lives with his family close to Lausanne

Robin is bilingual in French and English and speaks fluent Portuguese

In addition to his business development and client liaison role in Switzerland, Robin is a part-time lecturer in Human Resources at the European University in Geneva and Montreux