About Opus

“If a boutique search firm is considered niche, then Opus is a niche-within-a-niche.”

Today’s Mining, Energy and Oil & Gas companies face powerful market pressures; commodity price volatility, government regulation, ESG, capital expenditure, cost management, asset security, financing and shareholder value. In an increasingly complex business environment strong leadership and governance are absolutely paramount in successfully meeting and overcoming these challenges.

In 2007 Opus Executive Partners was built to be exactly what it is – a global preeminent Executive Search and Advisory firm, serving the needs of the natural resources industries. Opus does not intend to compete with larger multinational firms. It was created to be different, to be special, to be professional and hounourable.

We are exceptionally proud of our track record in creating and delivering long-term business solutions for our clients. All our work is turnkey with the sole intend of delivering a result to our clients ongoing and sometimes complex needs. We do so with commitment, focus, passion and accountability, the modus of ‘know what you do and do it well’ serves us well. We work exclusively within the ‘extractive industries’ and exclusively on Board and senior leadership roles.

Despite being a boutique, the firms reach is considerable and not only assists its client’s with their search needs but also in the complimentary areas of Board competency and composition audits, compensation studies and market intelligence.

As much of our work is deemed highly sensitive many of our clients demand discretion, therefore we work under confidentiality agreements, either drafted by Opus or adhering to our clients own. This also allows exploratory discussions to be more open, knowing what is shared is respected and protected, especially as we align ourselves to our clients when conducting our work. This is standard practice when talking to or working will all clients.

We have supported national and multi-national corporations, companies who are pre-IPO and on all LSE index’s including FTSE100, ASX, JSX, TSX and NYSE. We have built top boardroom and management teams through the identification, assessment and recruitment of world-leading executives and critical leaders who significantly enhance business performance, profitability and effectiveness.

Our defining strengths lie in our ability to deeply understand our client’s business, their culture and the key issues and challenges they face. Developing long-term client relationships and having an unparalleled sector knowledge gives us the ability to help increase the value of our services to their businesses.

We have earned a reputation for giving straightforward and honest advice. We want to build long standing relationships with our clients, we believe in our clients and take great pleasure in their success, especially if we were able to help in some small way.

It is rare to find a business partner who is selfless. If you are lucky it happens once in a lifetime.

—Michael Eisner

Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.

—Vince Lombardi

What have I achieved today and how can I do better?

—Dave Clarke

Success is not for the timid. It is for those who seek guidance, make decisions, and take decisive action.

—Jose Silva

Failure is a word I don't accept.

—John H Johnson