We are privileged to work with some of the most committed, talented and exciting people who want to transform societies for the better - whichever side of the Board table; executive or non-executive. We work for global and local organisations who influence our lives regardless of their scale and our experience is both broad and deep. Over the last two years we have placed over 30 charity CEOs, over 100 executive directors, and nearly 100 trustees, non-executives and chairs.
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CHANGE, EQUITY AND JUSTICE
SOCIAL CARE AND WELLBEING
REPRESENTATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Connie joined Saxton Bampfylde as a Researcher in 2014 and was subsequently appointed as Head of Research, leading Saxton Bampfylde’s thirty-strong research team. In her current role she works supports our Social Impact practice as an Associate Consultant. She has worked on numerous executive and board-level assignments across the non-profit, commercial and public sectors. Connie read Italian at UCL and spent a year abroad studying in Siena.
Pamela has over 30 years’ experience as a housing professional, gained at several levels. She joined Saxton Bampfylde early 2018 and works as a Consultant in our social impact practice where she brings significant expertise in social care, housing and community building. Before joining Saxton Bampfylde, Pamela was the Chief Operating Officer at Langley House Trust and spent her career before that in senior roles within the housing sector. She is currently an Independent Director on the Inquilab Housing Association Board and Chair’s the Resident Services Committee. Previous Non-Executive appointments include New Deal for Communities, Barclays Financial Inclusion and Connexions Partnership.
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.
Hannah has over 15 years' experience in search and works on Chair, Non-Executive, CEO and Director level searches with a range of clients. She has a particular interest in housing as well as in investors in social impact, social enterprise, and membership bodies. She has an MA in English from the University of St Andrews.
Rachel leads the the Social Impact practice. She joined Saxton Bampfylde 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 is a Trustee for Five Talents, an international microfinance charity. Prior to joining Saxton Bampfylde, Rachel ran an event and catering business and also worked as a Business Manager for a networking events and research company focused on Britain's top private companies. Rachel has a degree in Theology.
Mike Hounsell joined Saxton Bampfylde from the University of Surrey where he held the role of Vice President Marketing, Communications, Recruitment and Admissions. Prior to this, he had a successful career in the private sector working across multiple sectors including; consumer goods (Diageo, Allied Domecq), telecommunications (NTL), and financial services (American Express and Norwich and Peterborough Building Society), in senior marketing and general management board positions. He was also a Trustee for 4 years for East Anglia Childrens’ Hospices. He is a Business Studies alumnus of the University of West London, and attended the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School in 2008.
Nesta announces Ravi Gurumurthy as new Chief Executive
Nesta, the UK’s leading innovation foundation, has announced that Ravi Gurumurthy will join as its new Chief Executive at the end of the year. Ravi Gurumurthy, currently Chief Innovation Officer and founder of the Airbel Center at the International Rescue Committee in New York, will replace Geoff Mulgan, who has led Nesta since 2011. Welcoming the appointment, […]Continue Reading
Sarah Davidson Appointed CEO Of The Carnegie UK Trust
The Director-General for Organisational Development and Operations at the Scottish Government, Sarah Davidson, is to become Chief Executive Officer of The Carnegie UK Trust. The Carnegie UK Trust was established in 1913 by Scots-American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie and is one of the UK’s most respected public policy influencers. The Trust’s work currently includes improving digital […]Continue Reading
Strength & Stem – A social enterprise empowering survivors of human trafficking
At Saxton Bampfylde, our culture is about the people who make it and truly live our values, and often this goes beyond life with the company. So we were delighted to recently hear from our former colleague and Partner, Jess Visser, who is working as part of a team to set up a social enterprise. […]Continue Reading
Octavia appoints new Chief Executive
Octavia has announced that Sandra Skeete has been selected to become the new Chief Executive of the organisation. Sandra will take on the role of leadership at Octavia in September 2019, succeeding Grahame Hindes, who will retire after 18 years as Chief Executive. Sandra brings over 25 years of experience working in social housing, holding […]Continue Reading
The Children’s Society appoints new Chief Executive
Mark Russell has been appointed as the next Chief Executive of The Children’s Society. Mark is currently Chief Executive at Church Army, a charity that works across the British Isles serving over 11,000 people each month. Their work in Cardiff supports homeless young people and young people experiencing self-harm, and The Marylebone Project is the […]Continue Reading
The RNLI appoints its new Chief Executive
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has announced that its new Chief Executive will be Mark Dowie. Mark is currently the Lifeboat Operations Manager at Salcombe RNLI in Devon, a voluntary role that he has held proudly since 2017, and will take up the post of Chief Executive of the lifesaving charity on Wednesday 15 […]Continue Reading
St John Ambulance appoints Chief Operating Officer
St John Ambulance has appointed the former director of operations at the Welsh Ambulance Service (WAST) as Chief Operating Officer in a new role created to drive forward the charity’s vision of building safe and healthy communities. Richard Lee, a registered paramedic and former RAF medical assistant who has worked 25 years in the NHS ambulance […]Continue Reading
Benny Higgins named new Chair of Sistema
Sistema Scotland, the charity which runs the Big Noise programme for children living in disadvantaged areas, today announced the appointment of Benny Higgins as its new Chair. Benny, who grew up in Govanhill, where one of the charity’s Big Noise centres is based, will succeed Richard Holloway, Sistema Scotland’s founder, who will retire as Chair […]Continue Reading
Matthew Reed appointed Chief Executive of Marie Curie
Marie Curie has announced the appointment of Matthew Reed as its new Chief Executive. Matthew joins the charity from The Children’s Society where he has been Chief Executive for the last seven years. Previously he was Chief Executive of The Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Marketing Director at Christian Aid. From 2015 to 2016 Matthew was the independent […]Continue Reading
The Forces Employment Charity appoints new Chief Executive
The Forces Employment Charity has appointed a new Chief Executive. Alistair Halliday, currently Director of Training and Government Relations at SSVC, The Services Sound and Vision Corporation, will succeed Stephen Gledhill, the charity’s long-serving Chief Executive, who announced his retirement earlier this year. A veteran of the Royal Navy, Alistair has worked in corporate business, […]Continue Reading
National Housing Federation Summit 2018: a summary
This year’s National Housing Federation conference had been rebranded as a “summit”. As the BBC’s Mark Easton – who Chaired the Summit’s first day – suggested, that word is rather over-used, yet this really did feel at points like a particularly important gathering of both established and emerging leaders in social housing. The surprise announcement that […]Continue Reading
Appointment of Amerjit Chohan as CEO of St George’s Hospital Charity
On 1 October 2018 St George’s Hospital Charity is delighted to welcome Amerjit Chohan to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Amerjit will take over from Paul Sarfaty, who has been in the role of Interim CEO at the Charity for the last 6 months. Amerjit most recently served as Director of Development and Communications […]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
Proudly sponsoring ‘Ladies of Quality & Distinction’ at the Foundling Museum
Saxton Bampfylde are delighted to be principal sponsors of the ‘Ladies of Quality and Distinction’ exhibition at The Foundling Museum, London. The exhibition uncovers and celebrates the untold stories of the women throughout history who have been the unacknowledged driving forces behind schemes including the establishment of the original Foundling Hospital. The message of this […]Continue Reading
Kate Henderson appointed as Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation
Saxton Bampfylde are delighted to share the news that Kate Henderson has been appointed as Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation. She succeeds David Orr CBE whose immense contribution to the sector over the last 35 years and to the federation for the last 12 were widely remarked upon during our search. Kate joins from […]Continue Reading
Marie Curie Appoints Vindi Banga as New Chair
Marie Curie has announced the appointment of Vindi Banga as their new Chair of the Board of Trustees. Vindi Banga is currently a partner at private equity firm Clayton Dubilier and Rice, Chair of Kalle GMBH, Senior Independent Director at Glaxo Smith Kline and Marks and Spencer. He is also on the Board at the […]Continue Reading