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

Taylor is based in Houston with Ducatus Partners as a Senior Associate where her focus is on assignments across North America.


Prior to Ducatus Partners, Taylor was a Senior Associate for nine years with a Forbes top 10 global executive search firm and worked on a diverse range of global mandates spanning industries the energy, industrial, life sciences, technology and consumer sectors.


Taylor earned a BA in International Studies from Seattle University.

Taylor Strauss
Senior Associate

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

Kathryn is based in Aberdeen with Ducatus Partners as a Senior Associate where her focus is on undertaking executive search assignments across North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa. She has led the research on a number of regional and international assignments across exploration and production, midstream, oilfield and clean energy sectors.  


Kathryn holds a BA (Hons) in Management with Marketing from Robert Gordon University.

Kathryn McDiarmid
Senior Associate

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