International Development

Our deep and long-standing experience in international development stretches over 25 years.


We have partnered with a wide variety of organisations across the international development sector, and on a range of roles at both non-executive and executive level, finding some of today's most influential Chairs, Chief Executives, Trustees, policy-makers and fundraisers. As a founding member of Panorama, our global alliance of handpicked independent search firms, we have strength and networks across the world of international development and a commitment to its aims.

Aidan Kennedy

Consulting Team

Aidan joined Saxton Bampfylde in January 2015 with 16 years experience in Executive Search. He most recently spent eight years as a Partner in the London office of CTPartners, the global executive search firm. Aidan has particular experience in advising organisations on management change in times of transition and has worked on a wide range of leadership and executive mandates for Financial Services, Public Sector and Corporate clients across established EMEA business centres and in emerging markets. Aidan is a former Global Chair and Executive Committee member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants which represents over 75% of the leading search firms and over 7000 consultants across EMEA, APAC and the Americas and remains a Director on its Global Board. As a firm advocate of research led executive search, Aidan previously led the Research division of Armstrong International, before becoming a Partner of the firm and its Chief Operating Officer. A graduate of University College Dublin, Aidan earned his Master's degree in Politics from St. Antony's College at Oxford University and undertook further Executive Education at Harvard Business School.


Rachel Hubbard

Consulting Team

Rachel leads Saxton Bampfylde's Social Impact practice and has advised on Board level leadership appointments from iconic large organisations, to smaller, regional and start-up charities. She joined the firm in 2000 starting in research, and ran the 20-strong research team before specialising in Board appointments across the, charity, arts, higher education, commercial and public sectors. She was a Trustee for Five Talents, an international microfinance charity and is a Vice-Chair of council for the University of Surrey. Prior to joining Saxton Bampfylde, Rachel an events business and also worked as a Business Manager for a networking research company focused on Britain's top private companies. Rachel has a degree in Theology.


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.


Blue Ventures

Managing Director

Closing date:
Friday 22 Jan 2021

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Social Impact – 2018