Source exceptional talent for your business.

Recruiting employees has become harder than ever.

Making the wrong hire can be devastating, but vacant positions put pressure on your team and reduce productivity. If you’re lucky enough to have candidates apply to your job posts, you can spend all week reviewing resumes. You want to make competitive offers, but it’s difficult to know what a candidate will accept.

When you work with our recruiting specialists, you gain access to a global network of over 100,000 pre-screened EHS and sustainability candidates, and industry-specific knowledge and expertise that has led to thousands of placements since 2005.

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​My experience of using Shirley Parsons Executive Search has been extremely positive, with commercially astute and technically competent professionals being sourced for high-profile roles

​​I have appointed Shirley Parsons and her team to deliver a number of critical executive search assignments and have no hesitation in recommending these specialist careers consultants. Deep expertise in the field of health and safety, quality and sustainability mean that the team has trusted long-term relationships with the very best talent in this sector. It is often tricky to find specialists who are also business leaders but my experience of using Shirley Parsons has been extremely positive, with commercially astute and technically competent professionals being sourced for high-profile roles

Lynne Graham, People Director at Thames Water

​​Shirley Parsons worked hard throughout the search to ensure a right match for both candidate and the hiring organization.

​​​I’ve worked with Shirley Parsons for over 20 years in various roles. When I recently needed to appoint a senior HSES manager with influence and gravitas, I knew where to turn. They understood the brief and conducted a thorough candidate search. I particularly value their focus on communication and engagement. They worked hard throughout the search to ensure a right match for both candidate and the hiring organization. We were pleased with the outcome and would use Shirley Parsons again.

James Pomeroy, Group HSES Director, Lloyd's Register

As a global company, sourcing a leader with a blend of leadership, technical EHS expertise, and cross-cultural skills posed challenges. Shirley Parsons efficiently provided a credible shortlist, organized interviews, and facilitated candidate selection within a hectic week. Achieving engagement to start in 8.5 weeks, their updates and commitment assure my future reliance on Shirley Parsons for HSEQ roles."

Elaine Bagley, HR Director

​Shirley Parsons offered exceptional assistance in two recent searches, securing top-tier safety employees. Their candidates possessed the precise experience, leadership, and technical expertise we sought. Their professional guidance and partnership were invaluable in filling these pivotal roles."


Mike Formaini, VP of HSE & Quality

We sought a specialized firm for a confidential Director of Quality, Health & Safety, Environment search to shift our safety culture. Shirley Parsons efficiently executed the search, addressing our needs and refining candidate requirements effectively for a proactive approach. Their support was invaluable in targeting the ideal candidate."

Luzius Wirth, CEO of Swissport UK&I

​​​I would not hesitate in recommending Shirley Parsons for anyone looking for a senior HSE professional

​Shirley Parsons reacted quickly to the change in our circumstances and delivered an excellent interim solution. ​Our quick timelines were met well, and customer service was great throughout the assignment. ​I would not hesitate in recommending Shirley Parsons for anyone looking for an HSE professional. They know their market very well and provide a friendly and professional service.

John Lambert, Group Human Resources Director at Interserve Group Limited

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  • Exploratory conversations with key stakeholders, developing an in-depth understanding of your company’s goals, culture and candidate preferences.

  • Expert advice and guidance regarding the talent landscape, collaborating to define job responsibilities, expectations and challenges.

  • Scheduling of weekly catch-up calls and target dates for interviews and onboarding.

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  • Extensive outreach to qualified professionals within our proprietary candidate database and online networks.

  • Multi-channel online advertising and consultation with industry associations, special interest groups and private networks.

  • Interviews with dozens of candidates to document experience, goals, expectations, and to determine suitability for your role.

  • Comprehensive candidate profiles submitted for review and feedback.

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  • Coordination of client interviews, gathering and sharing feedback.

  • Confidential professional references taken from industry contacts.

  • Mediation during the offer and negotiation process.

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Meet Our Team

  • Sam Chappell

    Sam Chappell

    Vice President, Global Operational Excellence

  • Tim Melvin

    Tim Melvin

    Director & Co -Founder

  • Ben Hiner

    Ben Hiner

    Director

  • Nick Farkas

    Nick Farkas

    Director of Project Services

  • Kieran Carr

    Kieran Carr

    Principal Talent Consultant

  • Marcell Junha Lyu

    Marcell Junha Lyu

    Principal Talent Consultant

  • Chloe Howard

    Chloe Howard

    Divisional Leader, Shirley Parsons Canada

  • Abby Amundson

    Abby Amundson

    Principal Talent Consultant

  • Cameron Ecker

    Cameron Ecker

    Principal Talent Consultant

  • Connor Bond

    Connor Bond

    Senior Staffing Consultant

  • Audrey Sundin

    Audrey Sundin

    Senior Talent Consultant

  • John Kelleher

    John Kelleher

    Senior Talent Consultant

  • Nicole DeJon

    Nicole DeJon

    Senior Talent Consultant

  • Ryan Wolters

    Ryan Wolters

    Senior Talent Consultant

  • Greg Dwyer

    Greg Dwyer

    Senior Talent Consultant

  • Jakob Kwan

    Jakob Kwan

    Talent Consultant

  • Kelly Leong

    Kelly Leong

    Talent Consultant

  • Ushna Khan

    Ushna Khan

    Talent Consultant

  • Tayla Brown

    Tayla Brown

    Talent Consultant

  • Viktor Shalaev

    Viktor Shalaev

    Talent Consultant

We work in partnership with organizations to solve health, safety, environmental and sustainability challenges, providing expertise tailored to their specific needs and helping them achieve their EHS goals, whatever they may be.

We have invested decades building our global network of qualified EHS and sustainability professionals, which we leverage to efficiently resolve our clients’ needs in every market we service.