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Meet The Headhunters!

What are non-executive recruiters looking for in a board candidate? What do they want to know about you? And how does your ‘pitch’ really come across?

Date and Time
20 Jul 2023
09:00 - 10:00
Not Specified
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£ 50
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This event is designed for those in a position to realistically target the more competitive board roles, which usually involves senior experience in large and/or complex organisations. 

What are non-executive recruiters looking for in a board candidate? What do they want to know about you? And how does your ‘pitch’ really come across?

This hour-long session is a chance to connect informally with leading headhunters working to source quality, diverse candidates for listed boards and other large, complex organisations (we expect you will meet 2 headhunters at the session). You will gain a brief insight into their work and receive supportive feedback on your ‘elevator pitch’. 

After an introduction, you will then meet the headhunters in a small group via Zoom’s breakout rooms functionality. You will have the chance to practise introducing yourself succinctly (1 minute maximum, please!) as a prospective or actual board member, and receive feedback and advice where applicable. 

Who should attend this webinar?

This session is suited for those who are actively targeting senior, competitive non-executive roles and/or looking to expand their headhunter connections. It is a chance to make informal connections with the headhunters participating, but more importantly to refine how to present yourself in future to recruiters as a (prospective or actual) board member.   

Our headhunter guests:

Jeremy Kemp, Consultant, The Return Hub

Jeremy joined The Return Hub team in 2021. He has 20 years’ experience in Executive Search, 10 years of which were spent building and running two small search firms. In these roles he continued to actively work with clients, helping them to achieve their hiring goals and enhance their team diversity by placing candidates and managing team moves at a senior level. Following a planned career break, Jeremy worked as an independent consultant whilst looking to re-enter into a corporate role. During this time, he experienced first-hand the challenges of relaunching a career. Jeremy has an entrepreneurial approach coupled with natural curiosity and a reputation for building trusted long term relationships to ExCo level with clients and candidates.

He has a wide base of experience in financial services with a particular focus on Asset Management/Investment Management, FinTech/WealthTech, Digital growth, Life Sciences, Infrastructure, ETFs, Alternatives (ILS), Capital Markets, (ECM, M&A), Derivatives, Equity Derivatives, Structured Funds, Quantitative AM, (Re)Insurance Markets.

Julia Roberts, Practice Lead, Education, Gatenby Sanderson

Julia has over 20 years of experience working in the higher education and not-for-profit sectors, first as a development professional and most recently in executive search. Prior to joining Gatenby Sanderson she worked for two other prestigious Executive Search firms as Partner and Director of the Education Practice respectively.

Julia’s hands-on experience of working in education and the wider not-for-profit sectors has equipped her to intrinsically understand the complex and individual needs of clients. In addition, her experience of being both a client and a candidate means Julia strives to provide an excellent experience for both parties.

Her current role involves leading on a range of leadership roles for a broad range of universities and charities.

Julia also has substantial experience helping organisations re-shape their senior leadership teams during times of organisational change.