We specialise at the interface of government with other sectors, bringing our expertise across the commercial, education, research, health and cultural sectors to bear on senior appointments. We combine our own established UK expertise with access to global talent, and deep understanding of international talent markets through our active international public sector practice. Our experience ranges from the highest-profile and most heavily-scrutinised roles to the most unusual and specialist. The public sector is rapidly changing. It is often poorly understood by those outside it: opportunities are underestimated, stereotypes outdated. In a competitive market for talent, we are ideally positioned to identify and attract leading individuals, in the UK and beyond.
Sophie Tredinnick joined Saxton Bampfylde's consulting team in 2018 having spent over 10 years working in Government and the Civil Service. She has managed a £500m government grant scheme, developed policy and strategy for electric vehicles and most recently been Chief of Staff for the Permanent Secretary in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs where she advised on complex EU Exit work, estates moves, negotiations across government, multifaceted organisational design and transformation and increasing diversity in recruitment. Sophie worked on DG, CEO, Director and Non-Executive Director recruitments in the Civil Service. Sophie has a degree in Business Management and has been an Independent Volunteer for Action for Children for 6 years.
Alex Richmond joined Saxton Bampfylde in 2013, having previously worked for an education charity. As a member of our consulting team, Alex advises on board-level appointments across sectors, with a particular focus on government and healthcare, and on commercial and non-profit organisations that face into the public sector. Alex has a BA in History from the University of Cambridge, and previous to returning to the UK for university he grew up overseas in Hong Kong and Indonesia.
Hatty Cadman joined Saxton Bampfylde in 2013. She has more than fifteen years’ experience in executive search, advising clients across the private, public and non-profit sectors on senior executive and non-executive appointments. She has a particular expertise in health and care, and in working at the interface of the public and commercial sectors with service delivery and innovation organisations. Hatty has a BA in History from the University of Oxford, and is a Governor of The Queen’s School. She was elected onto Saxton Bampfylde’s Board of Trustees in 2018.
Jamie has been with Saxton Bampfylde for four years. He joined the firm as a researcher specialising in higher education and healthcare searches, and was then an associate consultant in our higher education and regulation practices for two years. Jamie is now a consultant working across our education, government and health practices. Jamie graduated with undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Music from Durham University and the University of Oxford respectively.
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..
Jonathan has worked in search for over 10 years and heads our regulation and government affairs practice. He joined the consulting team at Saxton Bampfylde after heading our education research. He has advised on board level appointments across the private, public and not for profit sectors; he also leads our competition practice. Jonathan read Chinese at Edinburgh University, has a diploma in management from Cambridge, and is an alumnus of Kellogg School of Management. Jonathan is a governor of Purley Nursery and Children's Centre.
People Moves in International Development – H2 2018 – 2019
Welcome to the latest review by Saxton Bampfylde of people moves in International Development covering the ﬁnal months of 2018 and 2019. Our latest People Moves review covers the latter half of 2018 and 2019, a period that may be seen in future years as a pivotal, transitional period in the international development and humanitarian […]Continue Reading
Reach Disability Mentoring Programme – Round table event
We enjoyed a great first round-table event in the REACH disability mentoring programme. A lively discussion with an inspiring group from a range of organisations, discussing the importance of being open about disability. Our core agenda was about empowering disabled talent, specifically addressing stigma, celebrating what works, looking at blockers and generating ideas. We were […]Continue Reading
ACL Appoints Lesley Cowley as Chair of the Board
The Board of the world’s leading airport coordinator, Airport Coordination Limited, is pleased to announce that Lesley Cowley OBE is to become its new Chair succeeding Jeff Halliwell, whose term of office comes to an end in March 2020. Lesley brings to ACL her wide experience as a non-executive director including chairing the boards of the […]Continue Reading
Leading with James Ashton Podcast launches second series supported by Saxton Bampfylde
We are delighted to announce our support for the second series of ‘Leading with James Ashton’, a leadership podcast that speaks to people at the top of their game in business, charity, the arts and beyond. Each episode features two leaders from very different organisations discussing their take on leading vital causes, famous brand names […]Continue Reading
World Mental Health Day 2019
World Mental Health Day (10 October) is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. Mental health problems can affect anyone, any day of the year, but each year, 10 October is set aside as a day for everyone to show their support for better mental health and to encourage […]Continue Reading
Double (no) Trouble: Taking the stress out of multiple appointments
Adding a new face to a senior leadership team can have a huge impact on the diversity of thought, range of skills and approaches to work, the team dynamics and the culture. These elements can, of course, have a significant knock-on impact for the rest of the organisation. It is essential that you are armed […]Continue Reading
Saxton Bampfylde partners with Civil Service to launch new disability mentoring programme REACH
Saxton Bampfylde has teamed with the Civil Service to launch a new mentoring programme designed to help support Civil Service employees with disabilities to maximise their career potential. Mentors participating in the programme are executive level leaders from outside the Civil Service who have either a lived experience of disability or have been involved in […]Continue Reading
A winning combination: Saxton Bampfylde partners with Praesta to deliver bespoke executive coaching
Global executive search and leadership consulting firm, Saxton Bampfylde, is delighted to announce a new partnership with Praesta, a leading firm of expert executive coaches. The innovative partnership is part of continuing work by Saxton Bampfylde and our global partners across Panorama Search to expand our leadership services offering, which includes board review, executive assessment, […]Continue Reading
Dr Angela Wilkinson appointed as new Secretary-General of the World Energy Council
The World Energy Council has appointed its first woman Secretary General. Dr Angela Wilkinson will lead the development of timely, credible and insightful analysis on the state of the energy system and future evolution. She holds a PhD in Physics and has provided strategic advisory services to leaders in government, business, and civil society for […]Continue Reading
Walk the Line – Government & Regulatory Affairs in a Changing Landscape
Over the past 30 years Saxton Bampfylde has been working alongside some of the most successful businesses in the UK, and has developed a strong reputation for our work in the public affairs space. We recognise that in an ever more complex political and economic climate, particularly the regulation and government affairs function across these […]Continue Reading
New Defra Chief Scientist appointed
Professor Gideon Henderson has been appointed by Defra to be the department’s new Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA). Professor Henderson, currently a Professor of Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford and until recently its head of department, will join Defra in October this year. He will replace Sir Ian Boyd, who is leaving Defra after […]Continue Reading
Gwen Parry-Jones OBE announced as Magnox Chief Executive Officer
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has announced the appointment of Gwen Parry-Jones OBE as Chief Executive Officer of Magnox Ltd. The appointment is a vital step towards Magnox Ltd becoming a subsidiary of NDA in September 2019, when Gwen will officially take up her post. Before starting work as CEO of Magnox, Gwen will be seconded […]Continue Reading
The Magic of Ministry: A first timer’s guide to the public sector non-executive role
As one of the leading executive search firms advising on public appointments for over 30 years, Saxton Bampfylde has developed a strong interest in how people who have developed their careers outside of government find the process of being appointed to, and then the experience of holding, non-executive roles in the public sector. This year […]Continue Reading
People Moves in International Development – 12 month review
Welcome to Saxton Bampfylde’s latest review of People Moves in the international development and humanitarian sector in the past year. Clearly it has been a period of extraordinary change. Beyond the strategic and operational challenges facing organisations seeking to maintain momentum to the SDGs or addressing burgeoning civil and environmental crises, the wider geopolitical climate […]Continue Reading