Our regulation practice has a long track record in advising clients as diverse as FTSE 100 utility providers, government economic regulators and professional bodies. We are delighted to have been involved in the creation of new bodies and organisations, and in strengthening leadership teams for those well-established. This is an area where demand for key skills often outstrips supply. Our experience and networks, and our unusual combination of strong private and public sector practices, put us in a uniquely strong position to be able to identify leading individuals, in the UK and beyond.
A snapshot of our clients
Matthew joined Saxton Bampfylde in 2015 as a researcher before being appointed Co-Head of Research in 2017. He now works closely with the regulation and government affairs practice as an Associate Consultant, having previously has worked on a number of executive and board-level assignments across the private, public and third sectors. Matthew read French at the University of Oxford, during which time he spent a year living and working in Paris.
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.
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.
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.
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
MOSL appoints new Chief Executive
The Board of Market Operator Services Limited (MOSL) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah McMath as its new Chief Executive. The appointment follows a competitive recruitment process in the Board’s search for a permanent successor to Des Burke, who joined MOSL as Interim CEO in December 2018. Sarah is an experienced business leader […]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
Professor Nigel Weatherill appointed as Chair to Canal and River Trust’s North West Advisory Board
The Canal and River Trust has announced the appointment of Professor Nigel Weatherill as the new Chair of its Regional Advisory Board. The voluntary role, for an initial three-year term, comes at a pivotal time as the organisation encourages thousands of people who live near one of their waterways to get involved with their local canal or […]Continue Reading
Strength of the Rock: Interview with Samantha Barrass
For Gibraltar, the relationship it has with the UK as an overseas territory is critical to its identity. It is also vitally important to the operational and regulatory approach of its commercial and public organisations. In this interview we talk to Samantha Barrass about her achievements as CEO of the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission over the past […]Continue Reading
Gambling Commission appoints Chair of the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board
The Gambling Commission has appointed Dr Anna van der Gaag as Chair of the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board Dr Anna van der Gaag CBE has been appointed as the new Chair for the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) – the Gambling Commission’s expert advisors on the research, education and treatment required to reduce gambling-related harms. […]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
Regulation Leadership Insight: Canvas – Out Now
We live in times of widespread uncertainty and change. Long and widely-accepted principles of how economies, societies and their governments should interact are facing challenges unprecedented in recent times. Regulators of all kinds reside in the eye of this storm. As independent actors, they have a unique responsibility to oversee the way in which sectors […]Continue Reading
Barriers to entry: Diversity in Regulation
Regulators must address many roles and challenges. It is perhaps inevitable that people concentrate on their external, market-facing tasks, but there are equally difficult and pressing internal issues for them to address, whether regarding quality, focus or the effective marshalling of scarce resources, or diversity. Diversity and inclusion are important and increasingly high-profile subjects for […]Continue Reading