We build leadership capacity to navigate complex challenges and transform public services. Whether that’s identifying the next CEO, devising top team or board development programmes or driving through organisational change initiatives, we partner with organisations to provide future ready leadership, improved board performance and enable change acceleration.

Executive Search

We identify, recruit and develop future-ready talent. Our teams hold unrivalled knowledge of their markets and have nurtured deep networks and unique people intelligence.

Interim Leadership

We know you need senior specialists who can hit the ground running. We are experienced in delivering people who have the gravitas and skills to help you deliver your agenda.

Leadership & Talent

We are leadership development experts; accelerating contributions new talent brings and helping individuals fulfil their leadership potential.

Meet the team

Paul Aristides - Partner

Paul Aristides



Melanie West - Senior Consultant

Dr Melanie West

Senior Consultant


Emily Perry - Principal Researcher

Emily Perry

Principal Researcher


David Ward - Associate Consultant

David Ward

Associate Consultant

Regulation & Professional Standards

Vicki Haverson - Principal Consultant

Vicki Haverson

Principal Consultant

Central Government

Lizzie Buswell - Delivery Consultant

Lizzie Buswell

Delivery Consultant

Local Government

Michael Dobson - Practice Lead

Michael Dobson

Practice Lead

Central Government

Sarah Luxford - Partner

Sarah Luxford


Digital, Data & Technology

News & Views

Move for your Mental Health: Benefits of an Agile schedule

How to transition into Interim Leadership

How to transition into Interim Leadership

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Register for our free online panel discussion on 2nd July

The Art & Science of Charity Leadership: Focus on Self

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The CEO personality event: 6 key themes

YoungMinds – our charity of the year

Guiding future Directors of Children’s Services

GatenbySanderson and the Alzheimer’s Society: the journey so far