Professional services

We are experts in the professional services sector and offer an in-depth understanding of the culture, leadership style, structure and challenges of today's global firms. 

Overview

Our combination of broad functional expertise and deep understanding of global professional services, means we are well-qualified to find exceptional candidates who bring international leadership skills. Our clients have ranged from leading multinationals to specialist boutique firms across law, IT, human capital, strategy and accountancy. Many of our consultants have backgrounds in management consulting and professional services and understand the complex challenges and opportunities that clients face. The importance of attracting and retaining talent with the experience, competencies, and culture fit needed to thrive in this highly dynamic market has never been greater. 

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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Consulting Team





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.





Sarah Orwin

Sarah Orwin

Consulting team

sarah.orwin@saxbam.com

Sarah Orwin joined Saxton Bampfylde in 2002 after five years as Group Talent Director for Barclays plc. Sarah’s main focus is financial and professional services, but she also works across other sectors on assignments where her commercial, international or functional expertise adds value.  The majority of Sarah’s work is for general managers or heads of function.  Before joining Barclays, Sarah worked for Ernst & Young for 12 years, initially as a management consultant and latterly as Director of their executive search business.  Her career started with Citigroup, where she worked first in London and then for three years in Brazil.   Sarah has an MA in Modern History from Oxford University. 





Kate Ludlow

Kate Ludlow

Consulting team

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 on a number of senior HR appointments.  Kate has a degree in Music from Cambridge University.

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