Regulation & Regulated Industries

Executive search & leadership advisory

Shaping the future of society

We are living through a period of unprecedented systemic change. Sustainability, digitisation, and the long-term impacts of Brexit and Covid will fundamentally re-shape our economy. Organisations and regulators alike must respond to these challenges robustly; proactively and imaginatively shaping the society of the future.

From professional and financial services to nuclear power; broadcasting to water; transport to charities; the impact of regulation is felt in almost every facet of our lives. The clients we advise are at the leading-edge of change and innovation in their sectors. Their work is intellectually fascinating and demanding, and challenges us to seek out high-quality, creative and diverse candidates who will be able to thrive in such environments.

Specialist leadership advisors across the following sectors:

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Media and telecommunications
  • Transport
  • Financial services
  • Professional services
  • Charities
  • Competition

Our approach

Delivering diversity

Our experience

Saxton Bampfylde has a well-established track record of advising both regulated businesses and regulators themselves on senior board and executive appointments. Working with our global partners in Panorama, we engage with organisations both in the UK and across the globe.

Whether we are working with businesses or regulators, the roles we advise on offer candidates the opportunity to engage directly with some of the most pressing challenges facing society. We support candidates in moving between industries and sectors, and in working hard to overcome what is, in many industries, a long-term lack of diversity in senior roles.

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.

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Meet our team

Walk the Line: Government & Regulatory Affairs in a Changing Landscape

We were keen to explore the role of regulation and government affairs directors and the part they play in setting, guiding and supporting their organisations’ strategic direction. We wanted to look into the challenges being faced and the skills and attitude effective leaders in this space require.

“Walk the Line: Government & Regulatory Affairs in a Changing Landscape” is the result of conversations with government and regulatory affairs directors from a range of the UK’s leading businesses, and a number of representatives of trade associations who support member organisations and interact with government and regulators.

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