Our approach to Executive Search

GOOSE Recruitment is an expert in Executive Search and specialises in the search, recruitment and selection of senior executives and directors for the global Aviation and Airline sectors.

We partner with all types and sizes of business across the Aviation and Airline sectors, recruiting for the full c-suite, senior executives and difficult to source specialist skill sets.

We use our specialist sector knowledge and our extensive head-hunting experience to find the people you need. We are committed to recruiting the very best talent in a discrete and personal manner.

Find out more about the following:


Our global reach

We partner with our Aviation and Airline clients across the globe, including the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. We have unrivalled access to global talent.

We know your market

We partner with many of the world’s leading employers across the Aviation and Airline sectors across the globe. Our clients represent a wide range of businesses including Airlines (passenger and cargo/freight), Aircraft Leasing companies, Aviation Finance, Aircraft Brokerage, Charter Brokerage, Business Aviation, General Aviation, Airport Operators and Owners to name just a few.

The depth and breadth of our experience and expertise enable us to source hard to find talent in highly competitive skill short markets.

Our Executive Search experience

Significant specialist recruitment experience and credibility are critical when delivering an Executive Search. Consequently, at GOOSE Recruitment, only our most senior team, including board directors manage our search work.

Actions speak louder than words in Executive Search, and if you would like to see more examples of some of the specific sector and role searches, we have successfully delivered, please contact us.


Our approach

We use a tried and tested approach to Executive Search, set out by our parent company, the Faststream Recruitment Group, a specialist maritime recruitment business, that has been operating since 1999. We are results-focused, and we don’t sell any unnecessary ‘bells and whistles’.

Our search execution skills are governed by four key principles: Understanding, Accuracy, Specialism and Dialogue.

Our philosophy is based on understanding and responding quickly and effectively to our customers’ confidential and strategic needs. We believe that a partnership approach is the key to a successful executive search and selection relationship.

We can accurately identify the right people in your search by using our extensive head-hunting experience, coupled with our knowledge of the market and the people working in it. Every search we undertake is specific to you and your unique needs. Our pro-active approach to sourcing means that in a dynamic and rapidly changing recruitment market, we are reaching out, and creating real conversations with the people that you want to hire.

We only complete Executive Search work for two key sectors; Aviation and Airlines. We have built up our knowledge in these sectors and we know what it is to be a true specialist in a generalist executive search marketplace.

Dialogue is everything to us – we want to know you, not your email address (but that would be great too). We keep our executive search partners up to date at every stage of our search process to ensure we are building relationships that are successful and long-lasting. We want to be your valued partner and we will always share our thoughts and ideas in the process.

We source hard to find senior executives and pride ourselves on our unique GOOSE style. We want to make your experience refreshingly straight forward and leave you with a smile.

Diversity and inclusion

We are passionate about people, and we embrace the differences that make us unique. We give our all to provide you with the best candidates for your executive roles. Our search and sourcing style ensures everyone is treated fairly. This is unrelated to someone’s gender, age, ethnicity, background or beliefs.

Read our Diversity & Inclusion statement

Salary surveys and benchmarking

Many of our partners have benefitted from using our services to create salary surveys and benchmarking reports before the commencement of their executive search. These determine whether your compensation structures are aligned with industry and competitor salaries and benefits. Or they can establish new salary scales and benefits packages.

Find out more about salary surveys and benchmarking here.


We are committed to our client confidentiality agreements. This means you won’t see us advertise our current executive assignments on our website.

Please contact our Executive Search team below to discuss our current opportunities.

Contact us

Call our Executive Search team or complete your details in the form below:

+44 23 8235 4300


Examples of our Executive Search work

Chief Executive Officer

Business type:
Aviation Services
South-East Asia

An urgent confidential search to identify an experienced expat aviation leader.

Chief Financial Officer

Business type:

A global search to identify a world-class CFO with experience within an international legacy carrier airline.

Chief People Officer

Business type:
Business Aviation

A search for a CPO with experience in leading human resources (HR) worldwide.

Chief Commercial Officer

Business type:

A global search for a regional airline based in the country.

Chief Operations Officer

Business type:
Aviation Services

A global search to recruit a CEO on behalf of our client's family-owned Aviation Services business.

Chief Executive Officer

Business type:

A highly confidential search for a leading MRO facility.

Aviation Executive Search & Headhunting - GOOSE Recruitment

What people say

​​Very professional and helpful.

Head of Talent Acquisition

​​A very professional service provided by knowledgeable consultants.

Recruitment Co-ordinator

​​I had an excellent experience with GOOSE. My contact there was always available, honest and helpful, she supported me throughout the entire process.

HR Director

Aviation Executive Search & Headhunting - GOOSE Recruitment

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