Bob Caton

Managing Director | London

Bob Caton has a broad industry expertise gained through Executive Search and senior management. He brings 13 years of international experience of oil and gas contracting and transportation management together with 15 years experience of Executive Search.

Bob began his career in Executive Search in early 1999 with Hanover Matrix where he specialized in Strategy Consultancy before moving on to create a significant Infrastructure and Utilities practice. After this, he branched out and became a co-Founder of Benchmark Search in 2002.

Bob’s experience includes working for a number of high profile Clients such as Siemens, Stagecoach and Eurostar as well as smaller start-up organizations. A full list can be provided on request. He specializes in either Senior Appointments or difficult to source roles where traditional advertising has failed.

Before entering the executive search business, Bob held senior management positions in the UK, The Netherlands and Japan and worked for HSBC Rail and JGC Corporation, one of Japan’s leading engineering contractors specializing in the construction of Oil and Gas facilities.

Bob graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and spent the early part of his career in the British Army as a commissioned officer with the Royal Green Jackets, now The Rifles.

He has an MA in History from Oriel College Oxford and an MBA from Exeter University.