View from the River: Team insight

Meet Corrie Cowlard, Associate Consultant and Partner, Government and Regulation Practice

Take a closer glimpse into the Saxton Bampfylde team with our regular View from the River team insight feature. The company’s London office is based next to the iconic Thames. We are proud of our team and enjoy this opportunity to share a closer glimpse into our Partner community at Saxton Bampfylde. Corrie Cowlard is an Associate Consultant in our Government and Regulation practices.

Past, Present and Future – how you came to be at Saxton Bampfylde

I previously worked in New York in Executive Search at the start of my career. I was introduced to Stephen Bampfylde by my then boss as I was moving back to the UK in 2010. Saxton Bampfylde is values-led with a deep-rooted social conscience that prioritises people and purpose. I find that the company is a happy place to work; the people are fun and really care about each other. This, and the fact that it does genuinely interesting and impactful work, was what drew me to the firm.


What is your role and focus in the regulation practice group?

My role is varied, but the main thrust of it is taking, shaping and delivering on briefs for our clients. The best part of my job is working with some of the most topical and significant organisations at the heart of government, which in turn means that I have the privilege of working with some of the most influential leaders in the UK.


What in your view makes the best leader?

The future of our society demands exceptional and diverse leaders who can demonstrate purpose and sustain change. At Saxton Bampfylde, our mission is to “change the world by changing leaders in interesting and important organisations.” We therefore have high-expectations and maintain a very high bar when looking for ‘the best’ leaders. In my view, a first-class leader is someone who is dynamic and inspiring, able to distil often really complicated messages into a more palatable format. Communication is key: they must be able to listen to their team, engage with them and make them feel part of the journey.


Cost of living crisis – what role do the regulators have?

The core purpose of regulators is to protect and benefit the consumers – which is more important now than ever. They do need to support organisations and economic growth, but I do believe the cost of living crisis is putting their role into sharp focus in terms of the consumer, and this is their opportunity to show how they can really effect positive change for them.


What are your passions outside of work?

I have three small children so some of my passions are on hold at the moment! Spending quality time with the family for me is really important. I also enjoy a glass of wine and catching up with my friends – that is one of my favourite things to do!


With the choice – pop on a podcast or bury your nose in a book? And please share any good recommendations…

With three kids aged 6, 4 and 2 I don’t get much time to myself! I have always loved books and I read every day, even if just a paragraph before I go to sleep. The one book that I can read over and over again is Little Women by Louisa May Alcott; it reminds me of growing up with my own sisters.

Get in touch with Corrie


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Alex Frazer Announced as the New Head of Bancroft’s

Sue Baillie appointed as Woldingham’s new Head

Royal Hospital School appoints new Head

The University of Manchester appoints Professor Duncan Ivison as next President & Vice-Chancellor

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Quadrant Chambers appoints Sarah Longden as new COO

New Oasis Community Learning Chief Executive Announced

Rachel Kent made Financial Regulators Complaints Commissioner

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Indhu Rubasingham appointed as Director of the National Theatre

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Professor Tom Crick joins DCMS as Chief Scientific Adviser

Norwich Theatre appoints Tom Sleigh as new Chair

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English Heritage announces New Blue Plaques Panel Members

Paul Ridd named Director of Edinburgh International Film Festival

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra announces Lord Tony Hall as new Chair

Team Consulting appoints new CEO

UK Civil Aviation Authority Appoints Rob Bishton as the new Chief Executive

The Box appoints Rebecca Bridgman as Head of Collections and Programme

English Heritage appoints Dr Nick Merriman as its new Chief Executive

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Samori Gambrah announced as Chair for New Art Exchange

Chris Auty appointed as new Director at London Film School

Cherian Mathews appointed as new Chief Executive of HelpAge International

Dr Dave Smith takes helm as UK’s National Technology Adviser

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A Healthy Perspective Podcast – David Hare MBE, CEO of Independent Healthcare Providers Network

Dr Paul Thompson appointed as British Council Chair

Appointment of new CEO for GLF Schools

Bas Javid appointed new Director General of Immigration Enforcement

New CEO appointed for the UK’s national synchrotron, Diamond Light Source

University of Nottingham appoints new Pro-Vice-Chancellor for its Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Béatrice Butsana-Sita appointed new CEO of the British Red Cross

Michael Plaut OBE announced as new Chair of Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

Will Gompertz announced as the Soane’s new Director

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Dr Ghazwa Alwani-Starr appointed as new COO at University of Bath

PA Housing announces five new non-executive members to join board

Storyhouse appoints new CEO: Annabel Turpin

Claire Wood Hill announced as new CEO of The National Brain Appeal

OnBoard Programme broadens the horizon for board membership

James Williams announced as the next Director of the Royal College of Music

A Healthy Perspective Podcast – Sam Jones

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SCIS appoints new Chief Executive

Talk with Sir Stephen Wall to celebrate Pride 2023

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Challenging Crisis: Learning lessons in Leadership – Charlotte Hill OBE, CEO at The Felix Project

#6 Road to Recovery: Integration, inclusion and innovation in the Healthcare sector

The Air Ambulance Service appoints new Chief Executive

New Director of Tate Modern appointed

BBC News announces new senior appointments

Hosting Panorama’s Global Researcher Conference 2023

A Healthy Perspective Podcast – James Tugendhat, CEO at HC-One

George Watson’s College announces New Principal for August 2024

Iain Conn to chair EngineeringUK

Eunomia appoints sustainability change-maker as inaugural CEO

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra appoints new CEO

Build better places with people at the core: Interview with Neil Sachdev

New Director appointed at The Foundling Museum

Jesse Jones announced as new Artistic Director at Northampton’s Royal & Derngate

New Headteacher announced for Aylesbury High School

St Aloysius’ College appoints Patrick Doyle as Head of the College

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2023

Our future in our hands: creating lasting and shared prosperity for the nation

The anatomy of effective regulation leadership – Jonathan Morgan on The Regulation Podcast

Department for Business and Trade appoints new Chief Scientific Adviser

#5 Road to Recovery: Integration, inclusion and innovation in the Healthcare sector

Opportunity to thrive and responsibility to sustain: Interview with Richard Moriarty, CEO of the Civil Aviation Authority

Octavia announces the appointment of Stephen Jack as new Board Chair

Making Lemonade: regulatory leadership during challenging times

St John’s School appoints new Head