Energy and Natural Resources Practice

Our absolute commitment to successful delivery and quality client and candidate care is why the majority of our business is from longstanding clients or by direct referral.

For further information on our recent track record and capabilities in your particular geographic or industry area, or to arrange a discussion about your organization’s partnership needs, please contact our team by phone on +971 (0)4 279 6300.

The GCC is a region disproportionately rich in oil and gas, and has been uniquely successful in leveraging that into diversified economic growth. From oil and gas exploration and production to renewable energy and associated technologies, Moorland Gray is acutely aware of, and well positioned to advise on, the senior human capital implications of industry trends, and to support our Energy and Natural Resources clients on both nationalization campaigns and global expatriate recruitment requirements for executive leadership and highly specialized roles.

The Moorland Gray Energy and Natural Resources Practice provides nuanced industry insights, broad worldwide networks, unrivaled regional scale and extensive executive search experience. This is translated into best-in-class retained search solutions and results in long-term partnerships with leading organizations within the Middle East region, in which we are based, as well as the frontier, emerging and developed global markets to which our network presence extends across Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Moorland Gray specializes in cross-functional Board-level, C-suite, critical management, and highly technical senior executive placements.

The Moorland Gray search process is uniquely transparent, communicative and customizable to each clients' needs. Our Partners and Practice Heads lead each search mandate, consulting with clients to understand stakeholder and organizational requirements for the hire, and then using research-backed market intelligence and carefully-honed subject matter expertise to translate that understanding into the most suitable strategy for each search.

The Moorland Gray leadership remains actively engaged throughout the entire search process, serving as primary points of contact and holding absolute accountability for search delivery at every step of the journey – from assignment acquisition through to shortlisting, candidate screening, offer management, on-boarding and beyond.

Our Energy and Natural Resources Practice is also backed by an in-house research team composed of Associates and supporting Analysts who are detail-oriented, industry-focused and who help enable our unrivaled ability to deliver successfully on complex, challenging searches that require large magnitude or multi-faceted approaches.

The scale and expertise of our seasoned team ensures high-quality, targeted search execution and allows for the compilation of in-depth industry analysis and detailed continuous reporting, which provides full visibility of the talent landscape as well as of our candidate engagement progress, nuanced screenings and comparative criteria-based assessments. Our proprietary process ensures client satisfaction across the full assignment lifecycle.

Moorland Gray has become the trusted long-term search partner of choice for a multitude of entities that appreciate our confidentiality and discretion as much as our value-added services that have provided compensation insights, supported gender diversity and nationalization campaigns and enabled clients to build their own pools of global talent for future requirements.


With executive search success since 2007, Moorland Gray has amassed an impressive track record, including the following sample of recent placements in the Energy and Natural Resources space:

  • Chief Corporate Affairs Officer – Oil & Gas MNC
  • HR Director – Energy
  • Chief Marketing Officer – Sustainable Energy
  • General Manager – Oil & Gas
  • Chief Financial Officer – Desalination and Water Treatment
  • Chief Financial Officer – District Cooling