Board

Saxton Bampfylde has a rapidly growing board practice that operates right across each of the sectors in which we operate and represents over a quarter of all the work we undertake. Led by Executive Chairman and Founder Stephen Bampfylde, over the last thirty years' our practice has assisted boards with recruiting Chairs and Non-executive Directors as well as working with them on board reviews, succession planning and coaching.

Appointments of seniority require a highly targeted search to identify appropriately qualified senior leaders and it is essential that each of them is then approached by an articulate and well informed search professional. We have specialist researchers who bring the focus and dedicated time required to bring our clients diverse, strong and broad lists. As a firm we pride ourselves on our success in advising on diverse appointments and believe we have one of the strongest track records in this respect of any major search firm in the UK.

Board review

Corporate governance is now firmly in the spotlight with shareholders and the general public keen to ensure that Boards operate effectively. Meeting public and regulatory requirements can put significant pressure on ensuring that Boards are delivering. Based on years of experience in assessing senior executives and organisations of all sizes and shapes, we have developed a corporate Board Review which give chairs the objective information they need to run an effective board – with the lowest possible intrusion. Our Board Review is structured around detailed discussions with all Board members about how their Board can best develop its collective performance.

Augusta Bunting

Consulting Team

Augusta has worked in executive search in the UK and Australasia and is now part of the consulting team at Saxton Bampfylde where she works predominantly on board level appointments. Augusta has led on numerous executive and non-executive assignments across the commercial, public and not for profit sectors and is part of the team here partnering with organisations to carry out board and governance reviews. She is interested in the transfer of skills across sectors and how good governance can drive success in organisations that make a difference to society. She has a first class Masters from the University of Auckland.

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Stephen Bampfylde

Consulting Team

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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Roy Herold

Consulting Team

Roy serves as the Managing Director of MPS Executive Search - a member firm of our global partnership in Panorama.  He has over 30 years of international management leadership experience of which last 10 years in conducting various C-level executive search assignments advising Finnish and international clients on leadership recruitment and assessments as well as management team and board evaluations. Having lived in different locations from Russia to North-America for more than 15 years, and working in various multinational company leadership roles, gives Roy solid understanding of business management and leadership requirements. Roy obtained his business management degree from Illinois State University with additional studies from Insead and IMD. Roy is fluent in Swedish, Finnish, English, and conversational German.

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Krista Walochik

Krista Walochik is a Partner in our global Partnership Panorama, and is Managing Director and Executive Board Director of Talengo in Spain. In 2004 she was appointed COO and one year later CEO of the firm worldwide, as well as main Board Director. Krista is an expert in senior executive and board searches within the Services, Industry, Construction & Real Estate and Infrastructure sectors.

As of 2018, she is Chair Emeritus and Chairman of the Nominations and Governance Committee of the global association of the world’s leading headhunters, AESC, and has served in governance roles since 2010. Krista is recognized as one of the 100 leading businesswomen in Spain. She is a frequent speaker in international forums on Leadership and Corporate Governance. Krista is a member in good standing of the Instituto de Consejeros Administradores (Spanish Institute of Directors). She holds a B.A. cum laude from George Washington University and an M.A. with honours from Middlebury College, both in Spanish Literature and Language, as well as a Masters in Administration from the University of Maryland, with a special focus on Organizational Development. She is an accredited Master Coach of the Spanish Association of Coaching (AECOP), and is a Certified Coach of the Institute of Human Development (IHD) in the U.K.

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Sian Carnegy-Arbuthnott

Consulting Team

Sian Carnegy-Arbuthnott joined Saxton Bampfylde in 2018 as a member of the consulting team based in the Edinburgh office. She joined from a leading global executive search firm based in the firm’s London office where she was a member of the CEO & Board practice with a focus on main board and direct-report appointments across a broad range of sectors, including retail, consumer and industrial. Sian holds an MA in History of Art from the University of St Andrews.

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Charlotte Penn

Consulting Team

Charlotte currently works in the consulting team on projects across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. As Stephen’s Chief of Staff she plays a key role in our Board Practice and has worked on over thirty non-executive searches including roles for the Children’s Society, Clarion Housing Group, Channel 4, and the University of Birmingham. Prior to being a consultant, Charlotte was Head of the Research Team and has worked in Vancouver on secondment to our partner office. Charlotte has a first class honours from the University of Bristol in French and Politics.

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Board Talk is an insights update from the Board practice at Saxton Bampfylde. Our aim is to share boardroom perspectives spanning our sectors that cover issues, challenges and questions relevant to today's non-executive leaders.