Functional Practices

Board Chief Executive Corporate Officers

Board

In our digital and connected age and ever increasing public scrutiny surrounding governance and the role of non-executive directors, the demand for talented executives with strategic acumen and reasoned judgment has spiraled. Finding talent, both excellent and diverse, is key to our success as we recognise that finding and landing non-executives requires the same preparation, commitment and enthusiasm as any important executive post. Equally, individuals want assurance that the board is well run, brings together a good range of talent and skills and that they will personally have an opportunity to make an impact. Organisations themselves need to consider the balance of the existing board in terms of skills and experience; what particular contribution is wanted from the new non-executive? How much sector knowledge must they have and how is that balanced against competitive concerns? What is the realistic time commitment expected?

Our unique approach and reputation in the diversity and gender fields has been of value as has our client spread which is uniquely positioned at the junction between the commercial world and public sector. This enables us to be particularly effective in advising both clients and candidates about possibilities across a wider range of opportunities.  Our rigorous apporach to research ensures we can identify outstanding talent and not just the "usual suspects" for these roles.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Alongside our Board level work, we are experts at advising on CEO appointments and are well placed to identify outstanding talent. Recognising the wide range of skills needed for today's CEO from leadership, strategy formulation and implementation, the ability to manage and develop a top team as well effectively interfacing with the external world in today’s 24/7 media environment. We recognise the critical importance of getting the right person and that no two appointments are the same. Dealing effectively with CEO succession demands alertness and awareness to context. It is one of the most critical events in the lifecycle of an organisation and appointing a new leader offers an opportunity for new learning for both the organisation and its top team.

Corporate Functions

WE HAVE SUCCESSFULLY PLACED OVER 100 SENIOR PROFESSIONALS ACROSS HR, CFO, MARKETING & CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS & DIGITAL LEADERSHIP IN THE LAST YEAR

Functional Practices Consulting Team





David Munns

David Munns

Chief Financial Officers Practice

david.munns@saxbam.com

David joined Saxton Bampfylde in 2012 and leads the firm’s Finance practice.  Since joining the firm he has successfully completed over sixty CFO, finance NED and similar senior finance searches.  He had previously been Chief Financial Officer of the Financial Times Publishing Group,  Group Finance Director of Rocco Forte Hotels and Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer of Kaplan Europe. He is a former Non-Executive Director of Colliers CRE and was a founder of the international development charity The Educational Frontier Trust, where he was until recently Chair.  David read law at UCL, has an MBA from the University of Chicago and is a chartered accountant.





Stephen Bampfylde

Stephen Bampfylde

Board Practice

stephen.bampfylde@saxbam.com

Stephen is co-founder and Chairman of Saxton Bampfylde. He began his career working for IBM and Whitehall, where he spent nearly 10 years before moving into top level executive search. For 27 years he has been involved in the recruitment of executives to senior positions across all sectors. He helped establish the worldwide professional association AESC in Europe and was its international director for a number of years. Outside executive search, he has been involved with the advisory boards of the Business Schools at Cambridge and City Universities, is a Trustee of the Yvonne Arnaud theatre, and is former Chairman of the Guildford Cathedral Council. Stephen read Economics at Jesus College, Cambridge and studied corporate finance at London Business School.





Kate Ludlow

Kate Ludlow

HR & Board Practices

kate.ludlow@saxbam.com

Kate brings over seven years experience in executive search: on joining Saxton Bampfylde she spent five years in our research team, completing a secondment with our Vancouver partners before leading the research department for a year. Kate spent one year as executive assistant to our government and regulation practice, before working with the Executive Chairman Stephen Bampfylde as his Chief of Staff. Kate brings extensive experience in the commercial sector supporting clients with executive and non executive appointments, she has worked with Karen on a number of senior HR appointments.  Kate has a degree in Music from Cambridge University.





Jonathan Morgan

Jonathan Morgan

Regulation & Strategy Practice

jonathan.morgan@saxbam.com

Jonathan joined Saxton Bampfylde in 2001 and heads our regulation and government affairs practice. He joined the consulting team at Saxton Bampfylde after leading our education research. He has advised on board level appointments across the private, public and not for profit sectors, with clients including United Utilities, Severn Trent and Visa. Jonathan read Chinese at Edinburgh University and is an alumnus of Kellogg School of Management.