Melanie Shearer

Health Partner


Melanie joined GatenbySanderson in February 2012 as a Partner focusing on the health sector. She previously spent five years with a leading executive search firm, latterly as a Director and UK Lead for Healthcare responsibility for all projects within this arena.

Melanie has over 15 years' experience of supporting Boards, Executives, Governors and Members with senior appointments across the breadth of the UK. She specialises in recruiting senior Executives and Non-Executives into a wide variety of Health and Social Care settings in the NHS, private healthcare, government, social enterprise and the third sector including appointments across organisations to support joint and cross agency working.

Melanie has particular expertise in working with organisations going through major reorganisation, transition or merger, regularly appointing whole Boards through both internal and external processes in addition to facilitating large and complex stakeholder events. Additionally, she has significant experience of transitioning individuals across sectors and bringing commercial skills into the public sector. Melanie is also an experienced career coach working with senior leaders across the NHS and broader public sector.