Government & Public Sector

Saxton Bampfylde has been a leader in public sector search for almost thirty years.  We combine depth of expertise in government with creativity and cross-sector reach.

Overview

We specialise at the interface of government with other sectors, bringing our expertise across the commercial, education, research, health and cultural sectors to bear on senior appointments.  We combine our own established UK expertise with access to global talent, and deep understanding of international talent markets through our active international public sector practice.  Our experience ranges from the highest-profile and most heavily-scrutinised roles to the most unusual and specialist. The public sector is rapidly changing. It is often poorly understood by those outside it: opportunities are underestimated, stereotypes outdated.  In a competitive market for talent, we are ideally positioned to identify and attract leading individuals, in the UK and beyond.

Our clients

Team





Deborah Loudon

Deborah Loudon

Consulting team

deborah.loudon@saxbam.com

Deborah Loudon joined Saxton Bampfylde in 2008 after a career which started in policy, particularly on policing and criminal justice, and included being HR Director in the Home Office from 2000 to 2003. She finished her civil service career as Director Civilian Personnel in MoD. She now heads the Government practice where she has recently worked on several senior appointments including the Permanent Secretary, Scotland role and a wide range of appointments with BIS and the Research Councils. Deborah has an MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford.





Lisa James

Lisa James

Consulting team

lisa.james@saxbam.com

Lisa is co-head of our public sector practice, and has seven years’ experience in high-level search with Saxton Bampfylde as both researcher and consultant.  She works across the public sector with a particular interest in the interface of government with other sectors: her experience includes senior appointments for trading funds, research bodies, think tanks and non-profits as well as core departments.  She has a degree in Classics from the University of Cambridge.





Jonathan Morgan

Jonathan Morgan

Consulting team

jonathan.morgan@saxbam.com

Jonathan has worked in search for over 10 years and heads our regulation and government affairs practice. He joined the consulting team at Saxton Bampfylde after heading our education research. He has advised on board level appointments across the private, public and not for profit sectors; he also leads our competition practice. Jonathan read Chinese at Edinburgh University, has a diploma in management from Cambridge, and is an alumnus of Kellogg School of Management. Jonathan is a governor of Purley Nursery and Children's Centre.





Jamie Wesley

Jamie Wesley

Consulting team

jamie.wesley@saxbam.com

Jamie has been with Saxton Bampfylde for four years.  He joined the firm as a researcher specialising in higher education and healthcare searches, and was then an associate consultant in our higher education and regulation practices for two years.   Jamie is now a consultant working across our education, government and health practices.  Jamie graduated with undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Music from Durham University and the University of Oxford respectively.





Hatty Cadman

Hatty Cadman

Consulting team

hatty.cadman@saxbam.com

Hatty joined Saxton Bampfylde in 2013. Her career in search began with a boutique search firm and she later moved to Russell Reynolds. She now has over 12 years’ experience in executive search, principally advising clients in the public and non-profit sectors on senior executive and non-executive appointments. She has a particular expertise in health, and in working at the interface of the public and commercial sectors in public service delivery. Hatty has a BA in History from the University of Oxford, and is a Governor of Millbank Academy.





Stephen Bampfylde

Stephen Bampfylde

Consulting team

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.


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