Simon Chinn


Simon serves as a Partner in the Calgary, Alberta office. He has more than 17 years of experience across a wide range of industries including energy, technology, agribusiness and advanced manufacturing.

Simon Chinn

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Simon began his career as an Economist with Talisman Energy. He entered the search industry in 2005, joining Thorpe Molloy Recruitment in Aberdeen, Scotland, where he recruited in the financial sector before launching the firm’s engineering division.

In 2012, Simon joined Maxwell Drummond International, predominantly supporting their oil and gas clients, and later moved to Calgary, Alberta with the firm. In 2016, he co-founded an executive search firm focused on the energy transition. There he played a lead role in business development strategy, executing senior-level assignments and leading account development.

Simon earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Studies at The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland. He sits on the board of the British and Commonwealth Business Association of Canada. In his spare time he enjoys playing sports, watching his adopted ice hockey team play and spending time in the Rockies or the Okanagan with his wife, young daughter and English Bulldog.

Energy & Renewables

Energy is a key pillar of DHR’s Industrial Practice. The majority of our executive search consultants have been affiliated with the energy business for their entire careers and have evolved their expertise and networks within this complex industry. Whether you need to find and assess talent from the major players, the up-and-comers or the influencers across the industry, we have the connections.
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Whether your company is driven by technology or gains a competitive advantage through its application, the decision to find new talent is paramount to your company’s growth and performance.
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Agribusiness and Commodities

We’re talent advisers who conduct searches from boards and C-suite leaders to agronomists, and help agribusiness and commodities companies including: Aircraft Financing and Leasing Agrochemicals Agrotechnology Cannabis Commodities Trading Distribution, Transportation and Supply Chain Food and Ingredient Seed and Animal…
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