Creativity, ingenuity, transformation

In a period of substantial turmoil the ability to innovate and demonstrate resilience has been remarkable in the Arts, Culture and Creative industries space. It is testament to a sector which is eternally transforming itself to sustain audience and visitor appeal. With a growing emphasis on accessibility, challenged by an ever-increasing pressure to compete and remain financially viable, the complexity of the leadership role within this sector has become manifest. Leaders must be multi-faceted, commercial, strategic and still retain a creative edge. To find and support such diversified talent requires deep knowledge and international reach to bring the best candidates forward.

Specialist leadership advisors to:

  • Architecture and Design
  • Commercial arts organisations
  • Creative organisations
  • Festivals and fairs
  • Film and television
  • Heritage
  • Museums and galleries
  • Dance, opera and ballet
  • Publishing
  • Theatre and performing arts

Our approach

Championing diversity, equity and inclusion

Our experience

We are well known for our experience and specialism in the Arts and Creative Industries and have supported a huge array of organisations and their senior leaders over the past 30 years. We support local, national and international leadership talent, always with an inclusive approach to our search and advisory work. Whether publicly funded or commercially backed, world-leading to small and emerging, we are very proud to say we have worked alongside them.

Ensuring an organisation’s top teams are of the highest possible calibre is now more critical than ever. We remain passionate about finding and nurturing exactly the right leaders, executive and non-executive, creative and managerial who can continue to transform and inspire.

Our Clients

Our recent appointments

Managing Director
Momart
Chief Executive Officer
Britten Pears Arts
CEO
Storyhouse
Director
London Film School
Finance Director, BBC News
BBC
Trustees
Barbican
Director of Collections and Chief Curator
V&A
Director
British Museum
Director
English Heritage
Director
London Transport Museum
Chief Executive
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
CEO
Into Film
Director
National Theatre
CEO
Royal Albert Hall
Artistic Director
Royal & Derngate
Director of Tate Modern
Tate
Chair
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Chair
Turner Contemporary
Director
Edinburgh International Film Festival
Head of Collections
The Box
Chief Operating Officer, BBC News
BBC
Chair
BBC
Chair
New Art Exchange
Director
Sir John Soane’s Museum

Meet our team

Latest Opportunities

Weald & Downland Living Museum

Museum Director

Closing date: Wednesday 8 May 2024

Wessex Archaeology

Chair

Closing date: Friday 26 Apr 2024

Manx National Heritage

Head of Marketing, Cause & Communications

Closing date: Wednesday 24 Apr 2024

Sheffield Theatres

Artistic Director

Closing date: Tuesday 23 Apr 2024

National Museum of The Royal Navy

CEO

This role opportunity has expired.

The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA)

Chair of Trustees

This role opportunity has expired.

The Glasshouse International Centre for Music

Chair

This role opportunity has expired.

Profile Books

Finance Director

This role opportunity has expired.

Foundling Museum

Chair

This role opportunity has expired.

Towner Eastbourne

Chair

This role opportunity has expired.

The Young Vic

Artistic Director & Chief Executive

This role opportunity has expired.

The Stables

Chair

This role opportunity has expired.

Istanbul Modern

Director

This role opportunity has expired.

Britten Pears Arts

Chief Executive

This role opportunity has expired.

British Museum

Director

This role opportunity has expired.

The Nucleo Project

Chair

This role opportunity has expired.

Bringing forward passionate and diverse Board Leaders

Senior board appointments require a highly targeted, personalised search to identify appropriately qualified senior leaders, and it is essential that each of them is then approached by an articulate and well-informed advisor. Through our dedicated board practice, we appoint over 250 chair and non-executive roles every year: our networks give us extensive reach across sectors, and deep insights into the challenges – and opportunities – faced by boards today.

Our Board practice

Developing high-performing boards

Saxton Bampfylde has the expertise and experience to provide chairs with the comprehensive insight they need to run an effective board, having led governance reviews at both executive and non-executive level. Our review process is designed to be relatively light-touch, allowing boards to comply fully with governance recommended practice and providing data and practical recommendations that can be used to improve board/team effectiveness, maximise strengths, and tackle weaknesses. Our view is structured around a tried and tested model, but can be adapted to specific organisational needs.

Find out more about our Board Review

Let’s take it from here

 

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