Executive Search

We connect you with accomplished candidates who share your vision and values, recruiting Directors, NEDs, Trustees and Chairs using a skills-first approach. We’ve worked with hundreds of organisations, supporting them with board-level recruitment and development.

Why our executive search?

Specialists in diversity recruitment

Our specialism in diversity recruitment is not an added-value or a buzzword – it’s a part of who we are and how we work. We take a fresh approach and use unique methodology to ensure we source accomplished, diverse candidates for our clients.

Appointments across the board

We appoint candidates in a variety of roles – from Committee Members to Chairs; Trustees to Directors. We have the expertise and experience to skillfully support all your executive search needs.

Research driven

Our services are research driven at their core. We use evidence to ensure we’re making the biggest impact and are at the forefront of diversifying sectors.

Exceptional service

We’re committed to providing excellent support and have a clear client and customer care service aimed at ensuring quality from start to finish, for all clients and customers.

Working with our team

Some of our clients

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What our clients say

  • Client Testimonial

    I am pleased with the high calibre of appointments to the board of the Office for Legal Complaints. Alison, Dale and Martin bring a wide range of experience and expertise that will further bolster the OLC as it implements its plans to transform the service it offers to complainants and the legal services profession.

    Legal Services Board logoDr Helen Philips
    Chair, Legal Services Board
  • Client Testimonial

    We commissioned Inclusive Boards to work on our Trustee search for a candidate with a finance/business background. We were extremely pleased with the longlist of candidates presented to us. The candidates were exceptional and diverse from groups that are currently under-represented on our board. The communication was consistent and service delivered was of the highest standard. We set out to find one Trustee, but through this process, we were able to appoint three candidates to our board.

    The Old Vic logoKate Varah​
    Executive Director, The Old Vic
  • Client Testimonial

    Inclusive Boards were excellent at putting together a diverse and highly qualified longlist of candidates. The communication was consistent and the service delivered was extremely personable. They went above and beyond, participating in a webinar held for potential candidates alongside myself, Dave Thompson, Vice-Chair, NPCC and Andy Marsh CEO, College of Policing.

    Independent Scrutiny Oversight Board (Policing)Abimbola Johnson
    Chair, Independent Scrutiny Oversight Board (Policing)

Our network

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Made up of 60,000 senior leaders and professionals from diverse backgrounds

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Over 40% of our candidates are from minority ethnic groups


Over 60% of the professionals in our network are women

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Of our network are based in regions outside of London

Our Case Studies

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National Children’s Bureau

Inclusive Boards have worked with NCB on two separate occasions to support recruitment to their Trustee Board. Alongside our recruitment support we have delivered Equality, Diversity and Inclusion training to the NCB Board and leadership.

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Legal Ombudsman

Inclusive Boards supported the Legal Services Board and The Office for Legal Complaints in their search and selection of 3 new non-executive directors.

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The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

The Christie commissioned Inclusive Boards to support the search and selection of two new Non-Executive Directors. In particular they were looking for skills in driving positive organisational culture alongside a chartered accountant.

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National Lottery Community Fund

Inclusive Boards first worked with TNLCF to support the recruitment of Board members for their England Committee - we successfully placed 2 candidates Rosie Ginday and Ray Coyle.

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Our sectors

Public Sector
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Recruiting leaders to keep pace with future needs

Governance is always evolving. We help charities keep up with the continuous evolution of board roles, sourcing candidates with the right skills, competence and experience to lead their organisation.

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Experts in placing senior finance executives

From recruiting a Chief Finance Officer to sourcing a Chair of an audit committee, we have an unrivalled track record in placing senior finance leaders across multiple sectors.

Public Sector

Supporting public sector service excellence

Our in-house team of executive search consultants draw on their experience working with and within public sector bodies to help organisations unlock leadership potential and support succession planning.


Supporting the STEM transformation agenda

We recognise the breadth, depth and scope of transformation currently underway in STEM industries. In such a highly competitive industry, we help organisations successfully source the right people for their business.

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Supporting the world of sport to be more inclusive

We’ve helped over 100 governing bodies recruit personnel and comply with various sports governance codes. 

Our work continues to transform the diversity of boards, with many clients now achieving gender parity in the boardroom.

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The recruitment partner of choice for legal regulators

We carry out vital work to support organisations within the legal sector, including the Bar Standards Board and Office for Legal Complaints.

Our unique approach ensures that we engage with both lay and non-lay members, ensuring open and transparent recruitment.

Our other services

Training and Advisory

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Leadership Development

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