Our executive search process is thorough and consultative; we pride ourselves on listening to your needs to understand your challenges, aspirations and culture. We don’t look simply to match a job description, instead, we invest our time to research, identify and approach selected individuals. We can explore options across industry and country boundaries to identify the best individual for the role, providing solutions which are not available from traditional recruiters.

Here is an overview of what we have done in the rail sector during the last 10 years.


Our Expertise

Our team’s knowledge and experience mean that we are perfectly equipped to recruit senior leadership positions through to complex technical roles across the rail sector:

Functions:Leadership | Operations | Finance | Human Resources | Business Development | Marketing | Procurement | Supply Chain | Health & Safety | Quality Assurance | Contracts | Commercial | Legal | Development | Asset Management | Project | Programme Management |Engineering / Technical | Design | Construction | Commission

Specialisms: Transportation and Infrastructure | Rolling Stock | Manufacturing | Owners & Operators | Development | Asset Management | Civil / Structural | Signalling & Comms | Power & Electrification | HSE |Geotechnical | Environmental  

International capabilities: UK | Spain | France | Netherlands |Belgium | Poland | Ireland Italy | Germany | Russia | Switzerland |Turkey | China | Denmark | Czech Republic | Japan | USA | Sweden | UAE | Saudi Arabia | Oman | Qatar | Kuwait | Morocco | Singapore | Australia |

Recent Case Studies

Please go to our case study page to read about the senior appointments we have made for our rail clients.


Unlike most search firms, Collingwood also offers leadership transition services which go beyond candidate placement. Our leadership services are aimed at accelerating the performance of your new employee, to ensure a smooth career transition and reduce business disruption through the change.


"The service was outstanding from the initial briefing meeting right through to the final conclusion. Particularly pleasing was the regular update information provided, so we could understand exactly where we were in the process at any point in time. This offered the opportunity to have input if we felt the direction and nature of the search needed any adjustment – which in our case it did not."

CEO, Pandrol

"This change process gave everyone a fundamental understanding of why we needed to change. The resulting organisation was built to maximise opportunity whilst reflecting on risk. Without Collingwood’s expert facilitation the process of defining a Vision, Culture & Organisation Structure would have been more difficult, taken longer & wouldn’t have had the same staff engagement & understanding."

UK MD Trains & Modernisation, Alstom


If you would like an initial discussion on how we can add value to your business then please call Doug Mackay, our Managing Director on 00 44 (0) 1829 732374.