International executive search firm Carmichael Fisher has announced the appointment of Bob Caton as Principal Consultant in Transportation and Infrastructure.

Operating out of the firm’s London headquarters, Mr Caton will take responsibility for continuing to grow the Carmichael Fisher transport and infrastructure operations in the US, as well as building on their already strong foundations in the UK and Europe.

Following his graduation from the University of Oxford where he obtained a Master’s degree in History, Bob went onto work for a number of key industry players, including global engineering firm JGC Corporation and HSBC Rail.

He then spent 14 years running his own company Caton Search, formerly Benchmark Search, establishing the business as a market leader and competitor to Carmichael Fisher’s offering in the rail and infrastructure industry. However, when the opportunity to join the firm arose, Bob was excited by the prospect.

Speaking of his appointment, Bob said: “Carmichael Fisher are an international firm with an extremely collegiate, supportive atmosphere. They are a diverse organisation and I have been given the opportunity to lead a very strong team.

“It’s an exciting time to work within executive search in the rail industry. UK talent is highlighted regarded across the globe – there are British people working on the Texas Highspeed Rail Link, and similar projects linking Singapore to Kuala Lumpur – and we want to further establish ourselves as a global player.

“Our goal is to make Carmichael Fisher the number one search partner of choice within the transportation and infrastructure sectors. We already have a strong search network within mainland Europe, and we now want to develop our offering in the US and beyond to match the truly global presence we boast in other sectors.”

Justin Hobday, CEO of Carmichael Fisher, commented: “The addition of Bob the Carmichael Fisher Transport and Infrastructure division is one that will prove to have a profound impact on our existing team.

“Bob and I have known of each other for many years after spending more than a decade competing in the same space, and now is finally the right time for us to use our collective expertise in this sector to grow the presence of Carmichael Fisher.

“His experience of working both within Transportation and Infrastructure, and executive search, means that Bob has an exceptional ability to source and place talent on a global platform, and his track record is one that speaks for itself. We look forward to seeing what our team can achieve with Bob at the helm.”



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By Owain Wood, Head of Marketing

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Owain Wood

Head of Marketing

Owain is responsible for the conceptualisation and delivery of Carmichael Fisher’s international marketing and communications strategy.