Our team

Our team boasts an extensive background in search and leadership advisory, underpinned by experience within our specialist sectors.

We work collaboratively across the globe, sharing a culture of diligence, quality and delivery to ensure the highest standards of service for our clients.



Abid is based in Dubai as a Partner and leads business development efforts in the Middle East region, as well as supporting Ducatus Partners’ existing base of clients in the Gulf.


Abid has worked in Dubai for eight years and joined Ducatus Partners from the search arm of a global recruitment firm where he most recently held the role of Principal and focused on supporting clients in the Gulf on key leadership appointments. Prior to this, he was based in Australia as Senior Manager for the group. His career has seen him focus on senior assignments across the government, infrastructure and energy markets.


Abid holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Monash University in Victoria.

Abid Mirrany

Allister is Managing Partner and global leader for the business including overseeing offices in Houston, UK and Dubai and is based in Houston. He has worked in energy executive search for over 12 years and brings strong experience in leadership advisory and executive search having worked across the North American, United Kingdom and Norwegian energy markets.

Prior to joining Ducatus Partners, Allister worked with a global, publicly traded recruiting organization, initially in Aberdeen and then as Head of Executive Search in Houston. Allister has extensive experience in assisting energy companies acquire top leadership talent, particularly across private equity and venture capital, E&P, oilfield services, energy digitalization, energy transition and low carbon businesses.. He has overseen hundreds of executive searches and consulting projects and has personally conducted over one thousand executive level interviews.

Allister received his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Strathclyde Law School, with a focus on employment law.

Allister Graham
Managing Partner

Prior to joining Ducatus Partners, Michael co-founded and was president of a highly successful executive search firm based in Houston, Texas.


Additionally, he spent 13 years as partner and co-owner of a boutique retained search firm. He sold and developed complex search assignments on behalf of companies across the energy value chain, including oilfield services, technology, and process automation companies.


Furthermore, Michael was president of the Americas division at one of the world’s largest executive search and leadership advisory consultancies, which he established solely for the oil & gas sector.

Michael Wing

Maegan joined Airswift as a recruitment consultant and less than two years later she started the company’s global marketing department. Since then, the Marketing Team has grown from a two-person operation to a team of 10 located in five different countries across the world. Maegan’s strategic execution of marketing campaigns has played an important role in diversifying and growing the business. Maegan has a passion for aligning marketing and sales teams in order to achieve more in a coordinated effort. She graduated with a BA from Texas A&M University and resides in Houston with her two beautiful daughters.

Maegan Toups
Marketing Director

In 2017, Justyna joined Airswift based in Manchester as a Group Financial Assistant Accountant. She now serves as a Finance Manager for Ducatus Partners and Global Mobility & Employment since 2019. Justyna's role consists of providing assistance with financial analysis, reporting, budgeting and forecasting.

Justyna has 10 years of experience within the finance sector and in that time has worked across numerous lines of business that have fast-paced, dynamic environments.



Justyna Adamczyk
Finance Manager

Bia Carboni serves as an Associate for Ducatus Partners. She is a polyglot professional with strong academic credentials and relevant broad foreign residence experience (Brazil, USA, England, Scotland, Germany and Italy). Prior to joining Ducatus, Bia worked at GLG, helping to connect professional services clients across different industries including technology, energy and consumer products.

Bia Carboni

Tiffany has a background in marketing and project management. She is currently going to school for her MBA. She enjoys learning and is excited to bring new ideas forward. She is motivated to help professionals get connected to new opportunities in the energy industry.

Tiffany Tegeler
Brad Ellis is based in Dallas as a Partner specializing in executive search and talent acquisition primarily in the oil and gas sector. He has significant experience supporting organizations secure high caliber leadership talent mostly across upstream and oilfield services. In his over 19 years in executive search, Mr. Ellis has a strong commercial acumen and has built an exceptionally strong track record in the sector.Prior to joining Ducatus Partners Mr. Ellis was the President of boutique executive search firm, and division leader for an international executive search firm, one of the top ten in the US.
Brad Ellis

Gary McKinney has driven HR strategies at numerous high-growth companies across the energy, investment, and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) sectors including Schlumberger, Valerus and Clearlake Capital. The last five years have seen him pivot into executive search, specialising in energy services.

Gary will be key to helping clients acquire, manage and develop the human capital required to drive this transformation playing out across all corners of the sector.

Gary Mckinney