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 nutured 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

James Payne - Principal Consultant

James Payne

Principal Consultant

Central Government

Charlie Boulton - Delivery Consultant

Charlie Boulton

Delivery Consultant


Stephanie Wilson - Partner

Stephanie Wilson



Nick Largent - Senior Consultant

Nick Largent

Senior Consultant

Digital, Data & Technology

Rosie Gunn - Principal Consultant

Rosie Gunn

Principal Consultant


Michelle Atkinson - Senior Consultant

Michelle Atkinson

Senior Consultant


David Onigbanjo - Senior Consultant

David Onigbanjo

Senior Consultant

Local Government

Alison Sortwell - Senior Consultant

Alison Sortwell

Senior Consultant


News & Views

Purple background with the Progress Pride flag colours depicted in a rainbow in the bottom right corner. Text reads Happy Pride!

Celebrating the launch of our LGBTQ+ Affinity Group during Pride 2023

Volunteers' Week

Thank you to all our colleagues who volunteer their time in myriad ways

LeadershipNow! – our partnership with UNIFY for new, aspiring and existing leaders

G15 Ethnicity Awards – Special Recognition Award Winner

London Tech Week Fringe Event: InspireShift - Empowering leaders, elevating talent

Register for our free London Tech Week fringe event, 13th June 8.15am-12noon

Job hunting anxiety? Try these 9 tips from our recruitment consultants

It’s time to accelerate the representation of diverse leadership in tech

GatenbySanderson appoint Affinity Group Sponsors