Basil le Roux
Basil is a Partner and Head of the HR Executive Search Practice. He is responsible for recruiting senior management and leadership roles across all functions within HR and focuses on blue collar industries and the technology sector.
Prior to joining Berwick Partners, Basil spent 19 years working for a leading global recruitment agency, the last 6 of which were in Japan, where he was Managing Director. Before moving to Japan he ran their HR executive search practice for the regions for 8 years and was personally focused on recruiting senior HR positions.
I am passionate about finding clients the best talent in the market and giving candidates exceptional service.
Basil is a graduate from Newcastle University. Outside of work, his children are his primary focus in life.
We engaged Basil leRoux from Berwick Partners to find a replacement for our HR Director who was retiring. In the initial meeting with me, he demonstrated a good understanding of the brief and provided some useful insight into the market. During the search his responsiveness was excellent and I was particularly pleased with the speed at which he worked in sourcing individuals as we were keen to ensure an overlap with the incumbent. From his shortlist a number of the candidates were appointable and the individual selected has already had a significant impact on our business.
Basil’s in-depth knowledge of the human resources market coupled with his impressive client and assignment track record made him the obvious partner when we embarked on our recruitment process for a Head of Human Resources. He got our culture and the skills set required and articulated these positively to the market. The short list was impressive and the successful candidate has been a great addition to our organisation.
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