The Cowan Team

The Cowan team is not just good at what we do, we excel at what we do.  Why? Because we at Cowan believe in one BIG thing above all else: everyone deserves the opportunity to be remarkable.

A company is only as good as its worst employee

People are the building blocks of organizations.  At Cowan we make talent management our first priority. When talent is respected, nurtured and developed everything else falls into place.

The standards we employ internally result in long-term, mutually rewarding relationships both with colleagues and with clients. And we apply those same standards to our daily work ethic when we represent you.

Cowan International Head Office (Canada)

Andrew Harris

President and Owner of Cowan International since 1997, Andrew Harris embodies the second generation of leadership at Cowan, inheriting a company with an unshakable commitment to maximizing human potential and organizational performance.

“My father was a pioneer in recruiting the expatriate trainers who developed first generation professionals in a newly independent Africa. I inherited his passion for helping organizations turn their most talented and motivated people into the next generation of leaders. After 61 years we have a real strategic advantage – we know your industry and the challenges you face day-to-day”.
Andrew works with the leaders of multi-national organizations including Vale, Goldcorp and Rio Tinto, who operate in cross-cultural environments throughout the developing world.  Andrew’s fusion of real-life stories and his engaging personality connects with leaders at an intimate, intense and individual level. He is recognized by his peers as an innovator, game changer and pioneer in creating revolutionary, customized talent management solutions for his clients.