The success of leadership at energy firms depends on the successful delivery of large capital-intensive projects and finding a balance between the control of operating costs and technological innovation.

But the energy industry is facing constant political and operational change. Technical knowledge and skills alone are no longer enough.

The leadership capacity and vision to plan for change and adapt with agility is more important than ever.

Over the last 27 years Swann’s knowledge of and networks with mining firms have broadened to cover the energy sector, upstream, downstream and midstream, including oilfield and mining services, utilities and alternative and renewable energies.

This evolution reflects the erosion of the barriers between the sectors and the fact that talented leaders and managers often transfer between them.

Which means our clients in oil & gas and energy receive the same level of expert support as those in mining.