Star Mountains

Case Study


Our client operates an open-pit, copper, gold and silver mine located in the Star Mountains of Western Province, Papua New Guinea (PNG).


  • Appoint the crucial role of Country Head of Health and Safety for PNG on the back of a major leadership change and oranisational culture realignment
  • Candidate must have executive Health and Safety background, extensive international mining exposure and a minimum of 15 years of practice working in a challenging environment and various cultures
  • Additional experience leading large teams and supporting organisations through major change
  • Search should be conducted within local PNG market in addition to international candidates

Airswift Solution

Airswift was approached to manage both the local PNG and global candidate search based on our extensive executive search and global mining experience.

  • Delivered Talent Mapping services, providing a detailed list of local and international candidates
  • Represented our client’s perception in a positive light and ensured candidates understood the major changes occurring within the company, as well as the challenging location and cultural expectations of the role
  • Worked closely with our client to manage the interview process


Through Airswift’s services, our client successfully identified and appointed a candidate to the role. As a result, Airswift was given further senior management assignments within their Mining & Minerals sector.



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