To build great leadership for organisations with a strong social or charitable purpose.
We believe that when recruiting leaders, character is just as important as capability and chemistry.
We believe a successful search means more than an excellent appointment. Success also means conducting the search in the right way. Not only must the research be deep and thorough, we also strive to treat each candidate and client with honour, integrity, and transparency.
We believe getting the right leadership is the most important decision for any organisation.
Many of our searches require finding unique people for niche roles. We are not interested in purely process-driven searches; we conduct searches that require a highly relational and creative approach. Many of the best candidates are not looking for new roles, so our job is to find them and challenge them to consider new opportunities.
Some forms of search stick to pre-set models, using a one size-fits all approach for most of their clients. In some cases this can work well – a bit like buying a dress or suit off the peg in a department store. In lots of ways, you know what you’re getting, and you can get it more quickly. But sometimes that’s not quite good enough and only a bespoke service will do.
We deliberately work on a small number of searches at a time. We are not willing to compromise on the intensive research, systematic rigour, creative flare and plain hard work that is necessary to find the top candidates.
We focus on Board and senior management appointments. So far our clients include charities, schools and higher education institutions.