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Ducatus Partners Accelerates Energy Growth With Managing Partner Appointments

Ducatus Partners are pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Diamond and Allister Graham as Managing Partners for EMEA and Americas respectively. The newly strengthened management team will be instrumental in driving global growth across a diverse energy portfolio.


The company, which is part of workforce solutions provider Airswift, has achieved record year-on-year growth, largely driven by a mix of search mandates buoyed by the accelerating energy transition in areas such as carbon capture and storage and clean hydrogen. In addition, oil and gas appointments continue to thrive with demand from independent operators and private equity firms.

Due to Ducatus Partners’ significant growth, Diamond will lead the EMEA region from Aberdeen overseeing offices in the UK and Middle East. Diamond has been with Ducatus Partners since 2016 and has accumulated over fourteen years of experience in recruitment and executive search, predominately in the oil and gas and energy sectors.

Based in Houston, Graham will lead the Americas with ambitions for national expansion across the United States. Graham has worked in energy executive search for over ten years and brings a wealth of knowledge in leadership advisory and executive search, having worked across the North American, United Kingdom and Norwegian energy markets.


James Allen, Chief Operations Officer, at Airswift commented on the appointments:

“I am thrilled to announce Michael and Allister as Managing Partners. They will both serve as a strategic anchor for our business in EMEA and Americas and have been instrumental in growing Ducatus Partners during a time of uncertainty. Their meticulous approach to execution and understanding of our clients’ organizations – as well as the new energy mix – is crucial to our continued success.”

Diamond said,

“With annual global energy investment set to rise to $1.9 trillion, this is a pivotal time for our growth. Despite Covid-19, we have employed a clear strategy that helps our existing clients navigate the energy transition and associated talent pool for executive hiring while leveraging our deep industry experience.”

Graham added,

“Ducatus Partners is going through an exciting phase of growth and continues to see an uptick in global demand across our energy portfolio, both in oil and gas as well as clean energy. It is a privilege to lead a foremost provider of executive search and leadership consulting to the energy, process and infrastructure sectors.”

November 11, 2021