Professional search experts

Cygnet is an international search firm specialising in operations and project management teams for the mining and natural resources sectors.

Whether you need exceptional talent to manage your new project, an experienced interim to bridge a leadership gap, or expert coaching to improve team performance, we can help.

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Your challenge, our expertise

Our experience spans the full range of management teams in mining, engineering and construction and support services. We take a pro-active approach to identify leaders and emerging leaders in these functions and can also help you with the people you need in areas such as governance, social licence to operate and the workforce of the future.

Mine operations

We focus on identifying and engaging best-in-class General Managers, mine operations managers, Processing and Metallurgy Managers and Maintenance and Engineering managers and the teams that support them.

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Studies, engineering and construction

Our network includes Project Directors, Engineering and Construction Managers with track records of delivering multi-billion-dollar turnkey projects in challenging environments.

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Our global team, industry expertise and network leading database means we can rapidly identify, qualify and engage the experts you need to progress your project.

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Future of mining and business improvement

Our clients benefit from our access to some of the leading minds focused on digital strategy implementation and the future of mining, including artificial intelligence and robotics.

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Environment, social and governance

Successful ESG management needs experts in the field to ensure that plans are iterative and flexible enough to adapt as projects are developed and host community or government priorities change.

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HR, finance, commercial, supply chain and HSEC

Our network of Mining industry support function specialists in Finance, Human Resource, Supply Chain and Security is second to none.

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Global reach

With Cygnet offices in Melbourne, London and Santiago, and access to Swann Group resources in five continents, we’ll help you make well-informed hiring decisions for your operations and project leadership teams around the world.

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Strategic solutions

To identify the best people to help you meet your strategic goals, we have a suite of flexible, well-proven, solutions. Combined with our deep industry expertise and global presence you’ll find our approach adds lasting value to your business.

A new name with a long history

Cygnet is a part of the Swann Group. We share their purpose and passion in working with people who are dedicated to helping our industry thrive and grow. Our clients benefit from Swann Group’s three decades of experience, leading reputation and trusted worldwide network of sector specialists, candidates and clients.

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Latest insights

Through our blogs and white papers, we seek to add to the understanding of emerging issues in our industries. Whether we’re publishing the results of primary research or sharing a point of view to spark debate, we hope to be interesting, original and insightful.