Government & Public Sector

Saxton Bampfylde has been a leader in public sector search for almost thirty years.  We combine depth of expertise in government with creativity and cross-sector reach.

Overview

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 It is often poorly understood by those outside it: opportunities are underestimated, stereotypes outdated.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.

Jessica Kenny

Consulting Team

Jessica joined Saxton Bampfylde as a Researcher working across all sector areas before becoming the Head of Research, leading our 30 strong in-house research team. Jessica now works as the Associate Consultant in our Public Sector practice, advising on appointments across government and regulation. She has an MA in International Security and Terrorism and a BA in Politics, both from the University of Nottingham.

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Sophie Tredinnick

Consulting Team

Sophie Tredinnick joined Saxton Bampfylde’s consulting team in 2018 as head of the Government Practice having spent over 10 years working in Government and the Civil Service in policy, strategy and operational roles including managing a £500m government grant scheme, developing policy and strategy for electric vehicles, the environment and EU Exit. She also worked on increasing diversity in recruitment and on multifaceted organisational design and transformation. Sophie set up the REACH programme in collaboration with the Cabinet Office – a programme to support talented disabled people in 2019.

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Alex Richmond

Consulting Team

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.

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Hatty Cadman

Consulting Team

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.

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Jamie Wesley

Consulting Team

Jamie leads our higher education practice having joined the firm in 2012. He has advised and supported university and research-focussed clients on appointments at executive and non-executive level, primarily Chair, CEO, Vice-Chancellor, Provost, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean positions.  Jamie also works with organisations at the intersection of industry, academia and government such as research funders, R&D businesses, independent research institutes, learned societies, membership bodies and commercial subsidiaries.  Jamie graduated with undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from the universities of Durham and Oxford respectively.

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Pamela Leonce

Diversity and Governance Advisor

Pamela is an Advisor on diversity and governance at Saxton Bampfylde. She has extensive leadership experience having been an Executive Director across housing, health, social care and the criminal justice sector. As the Chair of Inquilab Housing association and a board member of Green Park Housing she brings a wealth of experience in company culture, governance and diversity. Her non-executive roles include: Barclays Foundation Bank, Westfield Shopping Centre and Advisor to Mayor of London Pamela is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a qualified English as a Second Language teacher.

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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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Jonathan Morgan

Consulting Team

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.

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MI5

Director General Shared Corporate Services

Closing date:
Tuesday 19 Jan 2021

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The Law Society

Two Sub Committee Members

Closing date:
Tuesday 19 Jan 2021

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CANVAS is a regular insights update from Saxton Bampfylde.We aim to share interesting thoughts and perspectives on topics and issues that are relevant and current across sectors.

Government – 2019