Simon Chinn


Simon Chinn has more than 15 years’ executive search experience working with a diverse group of market leading companies across a wide range of industries, including Oil & Gas (E&P and Midstream), Petrochemicals, Renewables, Energy Storage, Smart Technology, Agribusiness and Advanced Manufacturing.

Prior to joining DHR International, Simon served as the co-founder of McLaren Chase Inc., an executive search firm focused on the global energy and technology sectors.  At McLaren Chase, Simon played a lead role in business development strategy, executing senior level assignments and lead account development. Prior to co-founding McLaren Chase, Simon was a partner at Maxwell Drummond International predominantly focusing on oil and gas clients.

Simon began his career as an economist with Talisman Energy before entering the search industry in 2005, joining Thorpe Molloy Recruitment in Aberdeen, Scotland.  With Thorpe Molloy, Simon recruited within the financial sector before launching the firm’s engineering division.

Simon earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Studies at The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland.  He acts a Board Member with the British and Commonwealth Association of Canada, and in his spare time, enjoys playing sports and watching his adopted ice hockey team play (Go Flames Go!), or escaping the city and spending time in the Rockies or the Okanagan with his wife, young daughter and English Bull Dog.

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  • Executive Search