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Leadership Team

Les Park 3

Les Park


Les Park has been at the forefront of delivering Oil and Gas Executive Search and Boardroom Advisory services for almost 30 years. He founded and built Park Brown International, one of the most respected Executive Search practices in Oil and Gas over a 25 year period. In 2008 Les successfully sold the business in an MBO and post disposal he remained with the company until 2011 as a practising consultant.

Les also served 5 years as Non-Executive Chairman of a growing oilfield engineering and project management company, relinquishing his position to focus his energies on building Talon Board Advisory. He is a former member of the Industrial Tribunal Board of Scotland and has acted as a trusted advisor principally to Shareholders and Boards in a diverse range of Oil and Gas companies.

David Allan 2

David Allan


With over 25 years in the Energy sector, Dave spent his initial six years in senior level executive search working with Les Park, building a solid capability and track record. In 2006 he took up the challenge of building an Energy & Infrastructure executive search capability on behalf of an independent Scottish firm, where he became Managing Director of the Energy practice. In 2013 Dave joined Talon Board Advisory as a Partner.

Over the last 25 years Dave has developed extensive UK and international networks across and throughout the Energy sector and has built a strong reputation with clients having delivered assignments in many UK and international locations.