At Copper Quail we pride ourselves on getting to grips with our clients’ organizations in Africa, understanding not only the people at their heart, but also their culture and ethos. We are recruitment advisors specializing in Executive Search, Contingency Recruitment, Headhunting, Outsourced Labour and training. Using our significant market knowledge across, experience and judgement to help our clients employ the best qualified individuals for each position in Africa.

We’re known for our successful track record, responsiveness and discretion. We have a high performance culture and employ only experienced recruiters. These knowledgeable professionals provide a high level of service, deliver effective solutions and foster successful relationships through regular conversations with clients and candidates.



Carl Endenburg
Carl EndenburgDirector Copper Quail and Business Development Manager
Carl Endenburg is the Director of Copper Quail (Mauritius) and Africa Deployments (Mauritius). Carl has a passion for Africa as well as Training with a vision of making a difference in the continent. Carl moved to Mauritius in April 2017 to launch Copper Quail which is a specialist headhunting business specialising in finding rare skills in Africa. In 2018 Carl launched Africa Deployments together with Eugenio Maggi which is a professional Employer of Record business to align with the established Africa headhunting solutions.
Eugenio Maggi
Eugenio MaggiOperations Director
Eugenio has been providing Human Resources across Africa for the past 12 years and has extensive experience traveling the region. He also gained valuable experience having lived in Luanda, Angola for 2 years. He was instrumental in setting up the outsourced employment division in his previous company he worked for which included organizations from Non-Profit, Mining, Oil & Gas, Banking & Finance, Engineering and Manufacturing. Having left the company at the beginning of 2016 to pursue personal interests and to work out his restraint of trade he returned to the industry he knows best in late 2017 and in partnership with Carl Endenburg started Africa Deployments to cater for their client’s needs across Africa, based out of Mauritius. Eugenio has worked with large organizations in setting up employer of record solutions & payroll in Africa and subsequently gained a specialist reputation amongst his clients as the “go to man”.

Energy, Oil & Gas

Karen Schmoor
Karen SchmoorSenior Recruitment Consultant Energy, Oil & Gas
Karen is passionate about being a part of and developing the African continent. She has been in the Recruitment industry for over 15 years, internal and external Recruitment, sourcing and placing only the best candidates – from junior to Executive level across various sectors locally and internationally. She obtained her Honours Degree in Industrial Psychology and started her career off in Recruitment straight out of university.
Leanne van Rensburg
Leanne van Rensburg Research Consultant Energy, Oil & Gas
Changing lives is key. Leanne has been in the Recruitment industry for over 6 years and thrives on the development of others. She is experienced in Recruiting across various industries but has vested herself in the Renewable Energy space. She has built a solid track record for 5 years in finding and nurturing the right talent for the right role and feels passionate about taking people to a new level in their careers. In 2018 Leanne took on a more Operational role in the company. In conjunction to Resourcing, she is also responsible of all Operational and Administrative requirements for the company.