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Headhunters

Advice and tips from and about working effectively with non-executive recruiters to win the more competitive board roles.

Non-Executive Headhunters: A-Z

We partner closely with select board recruitment practices; plus a listing of approx 70 other boutique and large-scale firms active in non-executive recruitment. Headhunters play a key role in the […]

Quick Course - The Headhunter Landscape

Navigating your way to a board role is challenging, and headhunters may appear like a block in your path. Yet with the right approach, many of our members find their […]

How to identify which boards will value you most

Rachel Slattery Partner in the Chair and Non-executive Director practice at Odgers Berndtson Rachel Slattery, Partner in the Chair and Non-executive Director practice at Odgers Berndtson, offers a framework to […]

How to interview effectively - virtually

Sophie Eden Co-founder of Gordon & Eden executive search. Sophie Eden shares her tips in the context of virtual interviews and from her 15+years experience of supporting hundreds of candidates into the […]

How to get on a Headhunter's radar

Karoline Vinsrygg Head of Board Practice for the UK at Egon Zehnder Placing around 120 – 150 NEDs a year, around 60% of these to listed companies, Karoline and her […]

10 top tips by Jan Babiak

Jan Babiak Portfolio NED Who is Jan Babiak? Jan’s biography Jan spent 28 years with Ernst & Young before starting her ‘portfolio career’ in 2010.  At EY, she held board […]

Making your business plan for a board role

Deborah Cooper Partner and Head of Board services at Miles Advisory Establishing yourself as a NED is best approached as a business endeavour. It is important to be purposeful about what […]

Margaret Johnson OBE

Margaret Johnson OBE Board member of confused.com, Group CEO of Leagus Delaney About Margaret Margaret is on the board of Confused.com alongside being the Group CEO of Leagas Delaney, a […]

Sir Roger Carr at the 2019 NED Awards

Sir Roger Carr Portfolio NED and winner of the NED Awards Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019 At the awards ceremony of the 2019 NED Awards, Sir Roger Carr gave a […]

What to Focus on When Pitching for a NED Role

Juliet Taylor CEO of board recruiters Starfish Search Having a wealth of experience to bring to NED positions is a clear advantage. However, it can make summarising the value you […]