Our Expertise

A good Chairperson is essential to the smooth running and effectiveness of the board of directors. Since the chair represents the organisation to the outside world and determines the order of the agenda, this role requires excellent leadership skills. We are experts at finding Chair’s with exceptional leadership capabilities and the motivation to drive excellent governance.

Our Candidate Support

Single Point of Contact

We know applying to a Chair role can be a significant commitment. We provide a single point of contact to make sure candidates are able to discuss the role fully before applying.

Tailored Application Support

We provide application support to all candidates. We’re consummate in supporting Chair’s with years’ of experience and those applying for their first Chair role.

Pre-interview Coaching

Our in-house certified coach offers pre-interview coaching to candidates in advance of their interview if successfully shortlisted.

Clear Constructive Feedback

We provide tailored feedback to ensure unsuccessful candidates are able to improve for the future – we’re committed to accelerating the pace of change with reference to Board diversity.

Recently placed roles

  • Roles Placed

    After a competitive process, we placed Kathryn Stone OBE as Chair of the Bar Standards Board. Kathryn is Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards and has also been a Commissioner with the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

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  • Roles Placed

    The Civil Liberties Trust (CLT) works to promote human rights and civil liberties through research, policy work, litigation, education and advice. It works in parallel with Liberty. We supported CLT to appoint a new Chair, successfully placing Christina Blacklaws.

  • Roles Placed

    The National Archives (TNA) is a non-ministerial government department of DCMS. We supported TNA in the appointment of Professor Andrew Wathey CBE. Andrew is currently Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of Northumbria University.

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  • Roles Placed

    Heritage Crafts is the advocacy body for traditional heritage crafts. We supported the search for a new Chair and worked with Heritage Crafts to implement a Co-Chair structure with Jay Blades MBE and David Clarke successfully taking the posts.

  • Roles Placed

    Traverse is a social-purpose consultancy that supports better decision-making through the power of inclusion. We placed Leading innovation consultant, Janine Chandler as Chair

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  • Roles Placed

    Chayn supports survivors of gender-based violence. We placed Diahanne Rhiney, an award-winning Social Change Advocate.


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