Global leaders in HSEQ & Sustainability Recruitment

Shirley Parsons is the global leader in Safety, Health, Environmental & Sustainability recruitment. We also support our clients with recruitment for other projects and service needs in Denmark.

Our unique combination of industry knowledge and exceptional service delivery ensures that our clients acquire the best talent for their organisations whilst also providing valuable candidate feedback and benchmarking data.

We provide services mainly as Search assignments as this allows for more direct contact from the earliest stage and provides us with only strong candidates to make solid shortlists for our clients. Less time spent evaluating and responding to non-relevant candidates allows for more focus on the specific assignment and shortens the overall time spent on the process.

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My experience of using Shirley Parsons Executive Search has been extremely positive, with commercially astute and technically competent professionals being sourced for high-profile roles

​I have appointed Shirley Parsons and her team to deliver a number of critical executive search assignments and have no hesitation in recommending these specialist careers consultants. Deep expertise in the field of health and safety, quality and sustainability mean that the team has trusted long-term relationships with the very best talent in this sector. It is often tricky to find specialists who are also business leaders.

Lynne Graham, People Director at Thames Water

​​​“Shirley Parsons provided outstanding support during two recent searches, both of which resulted in hiring new top-talent safety employees. ​The candidates presented by the Shirley Parsons team had the depth of experience, leadership, and technical skills that we were looking for, and Shirley Parsons guided us through the process in a professional manner. We appreciated the partnership with Shirley Parsons in filling these two critical roles.”

Mike Formaini, VP of HSE & Quality

​“As a global company, part of our challenge was to find someone with the right blend of leadership capability, technical EHS knowledge and proven ability to operate in different countries and cultures. One of the biggest challenges was achieving this within a very tight timeline. ​The team were able to accommodate this; providing us with a credible shortlist, setting up telephone interviews and getting the final candidates to interview within one very busy week. The result was that engagement to start date was achieved within 8.5 weeks. Throughout the whole process the team kept me updated with their progress and delivered what they promised. I would have no hesitation in using Shirley Parsons’s services for HSEQ positions in the future.”

Elaine Bagley, HR Director

​“We were looking for a specialist firm to execute a confidential search for a Director of Quality, Health & Safety, Environment to lead a transformation of our current safety culture from reactive to proactive. ​Shirley Parsons was supportive in executing this search in an efficient manner and responded very well to our needs. Shirley Parsons were also able to help us refine the requirements to ensure we target the right candidate.”

Luzius Wirth, CEO of Swissport UK&I

​Shirley Parsons worked hard throughout the search to ensure a right match for both candidate and the hiring organization.

​​I’ve worked with Shirley Parsons for over 20 years in various roles. When I recently needed to appoint a senior HSES manager with influence and gravitas, I knew where to turn. They understood the brief and conducted a thorough candidate search. I particularly value their focus on communication and engagement. They worked hard throughout the search to ensure a right match for both candidate and the hiring organization. We were pleased with the outcome and would use Shirley Parsons again.

James Pomeroy, Group HSES Director, Lloyd's Register

​​I would not hesitate in recommending Shirley Parsons for anyone looking for a senior HSE professional

Shirley Parsons reacted quickly to the change in our circumstances and delivered an excellent interim solution. ​Our quick timelines were met well, and customer service was great throughout the assignment. ​I would not hesitate in recommending Shirley Parsons for anyone looking for an HSE professional. They know their market very well and provide a friendly and professional service.

John Lambert, Group Human Resources Director at Interserve Group Limited

Global Leaders in EHS

96%

Customer satisfaction

1286

Organisations supported

3,289

Projects completed

93,455

Global HSEQ professionals

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Meet Our Team

  • Anton Flou

    Anton Flou

    Denmark - Managing Director & Co-Founder

  • Kurt Larsen

    Kurt Larsen

    Denmark - Partner / CSO

  • Mads Damgaard Rathcke

    Mads Damgaard Rathcke

    Recruitment Consultant

We work in partnership with organisations to solve health, safety, environmental and sustainability challenges, providing expertise tailored to their specific needs and helping them achieve their HSEQ goals, whatever they may be.

We have invested decades building our global network of qualified HSEQ and sustainability professionals, which we leverage to efficiently resolve our clients’ needs in every market we service.