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 approach to research ensures we can identify outstanding talent and not just the "usual suspects" for these roles.