About Us

Rapid change, new challenges and societal shifts demand fresh thinking. We thrive on new ideas in our search for leaders who will flourish in a time of exceptional change and disruption. The COVID-19 crisis may be short term but its impact, coupled with disruptive technology, social changes and economic turbulence will affect organisations for the long term.

  • Our purpose

    We believe in the importance of what we do.

    We work with all kinds of organisations to build outstanding leadership teams. In the process, we help transform our clients and the lives of the people they hire.

    We deliver executive search, assessment and leadership development to businesses and other organisations in 32 countries.

    We go beyond a recruiting transaction, establishing relationships with our clients and candidates.

    We have a moral responsibility to our clients and candidates. This is central to our values because:

    Nothing is more important for every kind of organisation than recruiting, motivating and retaining the best possible people in key jobs. Exceptional leaders are scarce, and we believe that finding and attracting them adds more value than any other professional service.

    Few things have more effect on any individual’s life than being in the right job, so we keenly feel our responsibility to candidates as well as clients.

    We use our deep understanding and partnership working to overcome the most complex challenges.

  • How we work

    How we work is as important as the outcome.

    Our people are clever and hard-working and share common values. Combined with the best tools and training, our reward system ensures alignment with optimum outcomes for our clients.

    Our people meld knowledge and experience with creative thinking, rigour and precision.

    Our clients want to be served by experts – so on every project, our team combines relevant sector and functional expertise.

    Our technology platform is, we believe, the most advanced in our sector; it supports the productive, seamless and collaborative delivery of every project; it helps our people intelligently connect with our networks.

    Our method for assessing candidates is compelling, accurate and effective. We help clients make better decisions through our science-based LeaderFit Assessments Model.

  • Who we are and who we work for

    We are a global executive search, interim management, talent assessment and leadership development firm.

    We have the scale, reach and experience to serve all major markets but we remain lean, flexible and innovative.

    Being a challenger is at the heart of our cultural DNA. We have a track record of anticipating our client's needs and challenging the status quo.

    We are collaborative experts, located across all major global cities. 

    Our clients come from every shape and size of organisation, from start-ups to multinational corporations, and span the private, not-for-profit and public sectors. 

    We have expertise in business, government, academic and public life.

    Many of our clients work with us time and again. 

    All our clients understand the value of finding the right person for the right job at the right time – and in the right way.

  • What we are like - our culture and values

    Our culture and values are the key to our success. 

    To maintain our challenger culture, our people are empowered to be curious, creative and agile.

    We are inclusive and diverse, and we encourage our people to be true to themselves.

    We are rigorous as well as creative, results-driven, and committed to delivering what we promise.

    As well as great people who are trusted and uphold strong values, we utilise industry-leading technology throughout the search process. Our structure rewards teamwork between colleagues, and collaboration with clients and candidates.

    Three partnerships mean everything to us – the relationship between our clients, our candidates and our colleagues.