Our Consulting Team

Our greatest asset and a key differentiator for Grosvenor Clive and Stokes is the richness and breadth of experience and expertise offered by our Consulting Team and their  research support. In addition to international executive search experience, many of our consultants have held significant corporate roles in their industry sector and bring real subject matter expertise. I am proud to introduce our client-facing team to you.

Keith Evans

Managing Partner

Our Consulting Team

Our greatest asset and a key differentiator for Grosvenor Clive and Stokes is the richness and breadth of experience and expertise offered by our Consulting Team and their  research support. In addition to international executive search experience, many of our consultants have held significant corporate roles in their industry sector and bring real subject matter expertise. I am proud to introduce our client-facing team to you.

Keith Evans

Managing Partner

Keith Evans
Managing Partner
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Keith Evans

Managing Partner

Keith has over twenty five years’ executive recruitment experience and a personal focus on General Management, cross functional VP and Partner appointments in the international Energy,Industrial/Utilities and Management Consulting sectors, as well as being responsible for Grosvenor Clive & Stokes’s business operations. His clients include ‘Blue Chip’ FTSE corporates, smaller AIM listed and private, high growth companies as well as ‘Big Four’ and smaller, niche consulting firms.

After graduating in Economics, he worked in Finance before joining what became one of the UK’s leading international recruitment groups. Over ten years there, he set up and ran several business units as the company grew quickly. He subsequently became a co-founder of a new business, responsible for its executive search services and then Managing Partner of the combined businesses when Grosvenor Wright acquired Clive & Stokes International in October 2011.

Keith is a member of the Energy Industries Club, the British Institute of Energy Economics and the Institute of Directors.

Oliver Knox
Partner
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Oliver Knox

Partner

Oliver focuses on the global energy, commodities and natural resources markets. He supports multinationals, listed businesses and privately funded ventures across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Searches regularly involve moving executives, both local and foreign nationals, cross border. Locations have included Angola, Cameroon, DRC, Gabon, Mozambique, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, as well as mainland Europe, UK, UAE and India.

He studied Physical Geography at the University of Southampton.

Tony Robinson
Partner
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Tony Robinson

Partner

Tony leads the Real Estate, Built Environment and Property practice at Grosvenor Clive & Stokes, covering the whole asset lifecycle across EMEA and the UK.

His 20 years of professional experience in executive recruitment includes spells  with two of the major global organisations and now the dedicated client focus and delivery commitment of a long established, sector focussed boutique firm.

He has a strong personal focus on senior executive appointments for international Construction, Project Management and Infrastructure organisations, as well as broader Industrial clients.  His clients comprise FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 businesses, private equity backed organisations and high growth, privately owned SMEs.   His track record spans the complete asset lifecycle from advisory, planning & design, procure & build, through to operating, maintaining and asset disposal.   From a functional perspective, his expertise includes Operational Management, Project & Programme Delivery, Commercial, Strategy, Marketing, Supply Chain and Procurement management.

Alongside his executive recruitment experience Tony brings broad expertise in leadership development, benchmarking and assessment.  He adds significantly to the wealth of knowledge, experience and networks that Grosvenor Clive & Stokes is able to bring to bear for its clients in its core markets – the international Construction/Civil Works, Property, Infrastructure, Energy, Utilities,  Telecoms & Technology and Management Consulting sectors.

Tony was educated at Kingston College.

Advisory Partners

David Davies
Advisory Partner
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David Davies

Advisory Partner

David conducts Chief Executive, main Board, functional head and senior executive level searches in a variety of sectors, such as oil and gas, power, water, engineering procurement & construction, professional services, education and shipping. This has included positions in marketing, sales, project management, business development, refining, legal, corporate affairs, accounting and finance, exploration, production and human resources.

He has worked on assignments in many parts of the world, including the UK, USA, Latin America, Russia, Australia, Turkey, Africa, Europe, Kazakhstan, Croatia, Romania, the Caribbean and Madagascar.

In his early career he worked with BP, where he was employed in a variety of senior strategic and operational positions, including Head of Reward, Senior HR Policy Advisor and HR Manager for the Central Engineering Department. He has also been the Managing Director of a boutique international executive search firm.

He holds a BSc degree in Mathematics from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel Management and Development.

Edward Libbey
Advisory Partner
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Edward Libbey

Advisory Partner

Edward focuses on international energy companies and markets. He has completed assignments across Europe and further afield in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Russia, Kazakhstan and in Africa.

Prior to executive search, he spent over 20 years with BP in a variety of roles in the USA, UK, Belgium and the Netherlands. He was subsequently the USPresident and a director of Whatman plc, led World Energy Solutions to a NASDAQ IPO as Chairman, was a board member of the Oil & Pipelines Agency and a NED and Audit Chair of NHS Norfolk.

A graduate of Churchill College, Cambridge, Edward holds a doctorate in chemistry. He completed the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School, is a Fellow of both the Energy Institute and the Royal Society of Chemistry and a member of the Security Institute.

Simon Pratt
Advisory Partner
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Simon Pratt

Advisory Partner

Simon Pratt has been in top-level executive search for over 30 years latterly specialising in construction, infrastructure, consumer/retail and manufacturing.

For 12 years he was a Partner with GKR (subsequently merged with Whitehead Mann). Previously he set up the UK search business for A T Kearney which he ran for ten years. He is also a founder member of acumen7, a consultative group of senior business leaders who can provide seasoned technical support and specific industry knowledge to add value to the search process.

Earlier in his career he was based in the Netherlands for five years where he established and successfully managed a search business on behalf of a US company. Prior to his entry into search he worked for Lucas Industries and Ferranti.

He was educated at Dover College and Birmingham College of Commerce.