About Us


Harcourt Michaels was founded on the principle of combining industry knowledge and experience with strong research capability, tools and techniques. Our guiding values are; being open and approachable, a strong belief in mutual respect for everyone we do business with, and a commitment to deliver on what we promise.

Harcourt Michaels is committed to promoting equality and diversity and fostering a culture that actively values difference. We specifically look to provide equality of opportunity to all individuals that we deal with during the course of our business.

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The Construction, Engineering and Resources industries now have a truly global market for talent where Senior Business Directors and Project Leaders could be based in a number of international locations. Our own Executive team has been part of this transformation for the last twenty years and we believe that our international experience sets us apart and enhances our ability to deliver.


Management team

Pete Easby Managing Director

Pete has more than 20 years’ experience in the Construction, Engineering and Resources industries. He has a strong understanding of the international market place having managed the delivery of Senior Management, Board and Executive appointments in over 30 countries. Pete has worked with organisations throughout the life cycle of projects from front end planning and design, through construction, and into operations and management. Having lived and worked internationally, he understands the economic and social implications of moving project and business leaders around the world.

Cathy Harcourt Director

Cathy has 20 years’ experience in Executive Search with the past 15 years spent servicing clients within the Construction, Property, Engineering and Resources sector. She has successfully managed a wide range of UK and International retained executive search assignments, working at Senior, Executive and Board level. Having begun her career at a well-respected generalist search firm in 1995, she is an accomplished Research Manager who understands all intricacies and methodologies of executive search alongside the latest technologies and innovations in the industry. Cathy has a proven-track record of developing and maintaining long-term relationships, resulting in repeated successful appointments with her select clients.

Luke Jarvis Director

As Director and shareholder in Harcourt Michaels, Luke is part of the executive team responsible for client relationships and ensuring the quality and successful delivery of projects. With 20 years of experience in Executive Search and senior management recruitment, Luke has focused on Construction and Engineering, successfully completing assignments in most disciplines both in the UK and worldwide. Prior to joining Harcourt Michaels, Luke worked for two of the leading search firms in the Asia Pacific region partnering with a range of clients including contractors, consultants and asset owners.


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