Leisure & Luxury

We bring a deep understanding of both traditional and emerging roles in this ever evolving sector and we have worked with iconic and leading brands in leisure and luxury.

Overview

These sectors are continually changing and evolving as consumer appetites change and brand and customer choice widens. Organisations need to adapt and develop to this changing market now more than ever require executive talent with both leadership skills, digital nous and new ways of thinking. We enjoy a long track record of advising organisations across all these areas and have partnered with clients as they evolve and develop their consumer reach.

OUR EXPERIENCE

Designer & Luxury Brands

Hospitality & Leisure

Lifestyle

Sports

LUXURY RETAIL

TRAVEL & TOURISM

CORPORATE OFFICERS 

We recognise that functional leaders must be able to partner with the CEO, the board and each other, anticipating strategic issues and proactively maximising opportunities for the organisation within their domain. Increasingly, they must do so on a global stage, working across boundaries, cultures and regulatory regimes. Furthermore, they are expected to oversee the development of their own talent pipeline, developing a bench of leaders beneath them. With our well-established Corporate Officer Practice we are known in the market for advising on senior appointments.

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Team





Peta Hay

Peta Hay

Consulting team

peta.hay@saxbam.com

Peta leads the Consumer and Retail practice. She came to the firm with over 20 years retail experience across Store Operations, Human Resources and international Recruitment and Development. She joined Tesco PLC as a graduate and held a number of senior roles including Store Director, with P&L accountability and the operational development and growth of the hypermarket format in Scotland and North England.  She then developed her career reporting to the Executive Board as Group Talent Director, accountable for the recruitment and leadership development of Functional  & Country COO’s and CEO’s. In 2012 she was approached by Asda Walmart to join as their Group Talent & Diversity Director reporting to the Executive Board, accountable for executive and board recruitment,  professional development, diversity strategy, colleague training & development strategy and advisor to Walmart for the international Talent strategy. 

Peta has a BAHons degree in Business studies and Post Graduate Diploma in HR Management from Napier University in Edinburgh. She is a member of the Red Cross committee for Edinburgh and the Lothians.





Sarah Magnell

Sarah Magnell

Consulting team

sarah.magnell@saxbam.com

Sarah Magnell has been in professional services for more than a decade with the bulk of that in executive search in Australia and the UK, following working for a successful law firm. She initially worked as a researcher before taking her current role. She has significant experience across senior executive level and board appointments across the private sector and specialises in retail and consumer clients.  Prior to Saxton Bampfylde, she worked as a Research Associate for Watermark Search International in Sydney. Sarah has a BA in History from University of New South Wales, Sydney and also studied at Lund University, Sweden as part of her degree. She returns to Saxton Bampfylde from completing her MBA at IE Business School in Madrid.





Kate Ludlow

Kate Ludlow

Consulting team

kate.ludlow@saxbam.com

Kate brings over seven years experience in executive search: on joining Saxton Bampfylde she worked as a key member of our research team. She completed a secondment with our Vancouver partners for a year before returning to lead the research team in 2013. Since joining the consulting team, Kate has worked closely with our 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. Over the last year she has worked closely Peta in the firm’s Retail and Consumer practice. Kate worked as part of the team on the appointment of the Partnership’s FD. Kate has a degree in Music from Cambridge University.





David Munns

David Munns

Consulting team

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.

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