Combining the skill sets of industry veterans with executive search experts,
Ducatus Leadership Solutions brings decades of experience
and expertise to address the unparalleled challenges faced by today's leadership teams.


successful executive search and advisory projects


clients across the energy industry value chain


mandates with integrated energy clients

Who are Ducatus Leadership Solutions?

At the helm of Ducatus Leadership Solutions are Senior Business Partners, all with over 35 years of relevant experience: our team leverage their deep understanding of today's leadership challenges to deliver clear, focused proposals that offer cost-effective solutions.

Sean Girvan and Hamish Westwater are highly experienced at senior leadership level in Operators, Contractors, Corporates and SME’s and have a deep understanding of the issues faced by todays’ leadership teams.

Mark Ingram has an extensive and successful track record working within the executive search, interim management, and global recruitment sectors, ensuring DLS have access to an unrivalled pool of Consultants and Interim Leaders.

By combining this deep understanding of the challenges faced by today’s leadership teams, with the extensive experience of Ducatus Partners executive search and interim management capabilities, DLS ensures that the best fit consultant to deliver the agreed SOW, or interim leader, is always deployed.


what is OUR MISSIOn?


Ducatus Leadership Solutions (DLS) mission is to offer unparalleled Interim / Fractional Leadership & focused Managed Consultancy Services tailored for the energy, industrial and private equity sectors. 

Combining the skill sets of industry veterans with executive search experts, DLS brings decades of experience and expertise to address the unparalleled challenges faced by today's leadership teams.

DLS understands the critical importance of having access to experienced and motivated professionals for success, but due to budget and time constraints, leadership teams often find themselves stretched thin, lacking the capacity and/or expertise to address urgent ongoing requirements which then impacts on operational efficiency, strategic goals, and profitability.

DLS was founded with the mission to provide targeted assistance that fully understands these challenges and therefore fully complements and supports in-house leadership and management teams in a cost-effective manner.


How Do We Add Value?

Ducatus Leadership Solutions distinguishes itself from existing players in the market by offering an 'experience-driven' approach rather than being 'process-driven with generic consultants.' 

Consultants at DLS boast over 30 years of relevant industry experience and are generally at a stage in their careers where they are seeking flexibility in roles, locations, and durations rather than pursuing permanent positions. All projects are structured with finite lifespans based on agreed SOWs and deliverables, providing clients with clear cost projections upfront.

Interim Leadership Solutions: Collaborating closely with our clients, we meticulously match experienced subject matter experts to short-term leadership needs, ensuring a seamless transition and sustained success.

Expertise-Driven Solutions: Backed by our extensive global network and decades of industry experience, we provide senior management and C-suite professionals with unparalleled insight and strategic guidance to navigate complex challenges.

Efficient Resource Management: Through our managed service solutions, clients benefit from access to a curated pool of specialist resources, minimizing costs and maximizing efficiency without compromising on quality.

Focused, Cost-Effective Outcomes: Our targeted approach, driven by highly experienced consultants motivated by short-term goals, delivers cost-effective solutions tailored to our clients' specific needs, ensuring tangible results with minimal investment.

Flexible, Scalable Support: Whether facing immediate challenges or planning for future growth, our scalable solutions offer worldwide support across diverse disciplines and durations, providing the right expertise at the right time, every time.


Why Choose Ducatus Leadership Solutions?

Ducatus Leadership Solutions offers the best of both worlds – a partnership between proven industry leaders in executive search and experienced subject matter experts.

Clients benefit from a collaborative approach where Senior Business partners and experienced industry veterans, work closely with you to understand your problems, clearly define scopes of work, and agree on deliverables. Meanwhile, deployed consultants, all highly experienced subject matter experts, have real-time access to Ducatus Partners' extensive support network, ensuring optimal resource and outcomes without the burden of significant overhead costs.
In essence, Ducatus Leadership Solutions represents a paradigm shift in the interim / fractional and consultancy landscape, where expertise meets efficiency, delivering tangible results tailored to the unique needs of the Energy, Industrial and Private Equity markets. At Ducatus Leadership Solutions, we're committed to driving success through partnership, experience, and unparalleled support. Success is not just a possibility – it's a promise.


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In choosing Ducatus Partners your business stands to benefit from:

  • Our deep industry expertise. We have a long heritage in the global energy industry and extensive knowledge of the unique challenges and opportunities faced by energy markets today. This gives us the ability to consult on your needs and collaborate with your business in a way that generalist firms can't
  • Our differentiated research methodology. Our approach is proven to deliver results, and we can provide case studies and references from companies across the energy value chain to demonstrate past successes
  • Our global reach. Working through Ducatus Partners, your business can access talent pools around the world and identify high-calibre candidates who are open to relocation



Our client, a midcap exploration and production company, needed to hire a new senior executive and multiple senior hires after acquiring acreage in the US.

Up until that point, 95% of the company's assets had been outside the US. They had no existing local office, and no onboarding capability in North America.

Ducatus Partners stepped in to help appoint a senior vice president to lead the expansion, as well as an extensive senior team to build operational capability at the new site.

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