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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
30 Apr 2024
09:00 - 10:00
Not Specified
Director’s Circle
£ 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:

James Minter, Partner, Hannington Tame

James is a headhunter specialising in senior marketing and ecommerce roles for corporates; And CEOs and senior management teams on the revenue side for scale-ups. Particularly interested in the growing move from ‘Digital’ to ‘Customer’ where technology and teams use data insight to map out and deploy the best customer journeys from brand through to returns.

Amanda Floyd, Partner, Valentine Thomas & Partners

Amanda is a Partner at Valentine Thomas, with 15 years’ international headhunting experience across the investment management and real assets sectors. Amanda has built up an impressive international track record and client portfolio across Europe, the US, Asia and the Middle East. Amanda works on a cross-asset class basis, spanning both traditional and alternative asset classes with considerable experience across real assets investment (both real estate and infrastructure). She has extensive experience conducting board (executive and non-executive), investment, and distribution searches across a wide range of channels, as well as advising on succession and talent planning.

Prior to joining Valentine Thomas in 2024, Amanda was part of the founding team and Head of Investment at Beaumont Bailey. Founded in 2019, Amanda was instrumental in helping scale the business into one of the fastest growing businesses in Europe. The first decade of Amanda’s career was spent at Forrester Partners, an established boutique search firm, where she covered investment management and real estate was an Equity Partner.

As a partner of Women on Boards UK, Amanda is dedicated to bringing more female and diverse talent onto Boards and leadership teams and has been a leading industry voice on the need for more diverse representation on fund, pension and investment trust board. A key focus has been creating valuable networking and mentoring programmes which bring together high-potential women throughout the investment markets.

Amanda has in-depth sector knowledge of the investment market and holds the CFA accredited Certificate in Investment Management (IMC).