October 8, 2019 – The Green Recruitment Company, a London-headquartered executive search firm focused on the green energy and technology sector, has opened a new office in George Town, Cayman Islands. The new office will be headed by two locally based and experienced Caribbean operators, Ian Gilmour and Simon Garnett. It will cover the entire Caribbean region.
“We are genuinely excited by the prospects for clean energy transformation in the Caribbean,” said Matt Churchward, CEO of the Green Recruitment Company. “The region has a great opportunity through planned projects and rebuilds to deliver cheaper, greener and more resilient energy for all stakeholders.”
“As a business, we are able to offer clients significant value by drawing upon extensive experience in delivering clean tech as part of several different global SMART island initiatives and the wider renewables sector as a whole,” Mr. Churchward said. “Whilst the Green Recruitment Company is proud of its global capability, we remain as ever committed to delivering a service that offers the best possible local engagement.”
Mr. Gilmour is an experienced executive covering multiple clients, including the private sector (financial services firms and SMEs) and government. He has managed global accounts on behalf of PwC and IBM and has worked on behalf of market leaders such as HSBC, Standard Chartered and Deutsche Bank. In addition, he is a board member of the Cayman Renewable Energy Association and is based in the Cayman Islands.
Mr. Gilmour’s role for the Green Recruitment Company is to liaise with Caribbean clients to deploy a professional, skilled workforce and enable the transition to resilient, low carbon energy and power infrastructure.
Mr. Simon is an FCCA qualified accountant with over 25 years post-qualification experience and who has served in executive positions for the last 15 years. Based in the Caribbean since 2001, he has run his own financial services company for the last two years which has enabled him to develop an extensive network of contacts, not just within the financial services sector but in many other market segments including green energy.
His expertise and strength lie in ensuring processes run smoothly and identifying partner opportunities, said the Green Recruitment Company. He has led and recruited senior teams including those within Royal Bank of Canada.
Serving the Green Economy
“It’s great to be joining up with an international recruitment business like the Green Recruitment Company,” said Mr. Gilmour. “They are passionate advocates for the green economy and renewables in particular and represent a highly engaged talent pool of the best renewable energy professionals. I feel that we can offer an immediate and valuable contribution to the growing renewables scene in the Caribbean.”
The economy of the Caribbean is varied, but depends heavily on natural resources, agriculture, and travel and tourism. Along with contributing to the Caribbean’s GDP, agriculture also contributes to domestic food supply, and provides employment. From foundations built on the plantation economy, the Caribbean economy has always involved reliance on one or several export sectors.
Established in 2010, the Green Recruitment Company is a specialist provider of global recruitment solutions to the Green Energy Sector. The firm has international offices located in Beijing, Sydney, Dubai, New York and Santiago De Chile, along with its London headquarters.
The Green Recruitment Company Caribbean office will offer the full range of recruitment services including executive search, permanent, temporary and RPO recruitment service.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media