Balancing skills, character, experience and diversity





The expectations placed on boards by both shareholders and external commentators are higher than they have ever been.

We work with our clients to identify and place Chairs and non-executives as part of their overall people and business strategy. Governance, cultures and shareholder expectations differ considerably across borders. Our team in London has acted for boards in over 20 different jurisdictions, across Europe, North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia.


The role of the Chair and other non-executive directors is essential in ensuring companies are well-run, prepared for the future and able to meet those market expectations.

We look at capabilities and skills, but also assess the personal attributes of non-executive candidates, to ensure they will provide the right balance of support and inspiration but also rigour and challenge.

Over the last three years, we have worked at board level for over half of the FTSE 25 companies and over a quarter of the FTSE 100; we have been involved in the appointment of 13 of the current FTSE 100 Chairs. In addition, we have found non-executive directors for large international companies as well as a range of mid-cap, private and not-for-profit organisations.