John Ellis has over 20 years’ experience in executive search. He is a leader in the Board Services Practice at Boyden UK, where he has led the London team as a Managing Partner since 2003. He specialises in corporate governance best practices, and works with public, private and private equity-owned businesses in a range of vertical markets to recruit board chairmen and non-executive directors.
Simon Gough has had a successful career of 10 years in interim executive search. Clients in the private equity and venture capital markets which are experiencing transformational change programmes and turnarounds turn to Simon when their portfolio companies, particularly at the pre- and post-deal stages, require interim executive talent spanning the C-suite and board of directors.
Cathy Holley is a Founding Partner of Boyden UK and one of the world’s leading CIO recruiters. This expertise, along with over 20 years’ experience, allows her to contribute invaluable leadership to CIO searches. In addition to recruiting some of the world's top CIOs, Cathy advises organisations across all sectors on building world-class IT functions which deliver real business advantage.
Simon Bailey specialises in executive appointments across corporate functions with particular emphasis on finance leadership roles. With 20 years’ plus experience working in this capacity in executive search, he provides talent management and recruiting expertise to major organisations, public companies, privately owned and private equity-backed businesses both domestically and internationally.
Operating at the board and management committee level as Global Leader of our Financial Services Practice, John Burr coordinates dedicated teams across Boyden’s 70+ offices. His 20-year career in search spans financial services subsectors, from traditional to Fintech. Currently based in London, he has lived in New York and Hong Kong, and spends time in all major financial hubs worldwide.
EMEA leader of our Global Consumer & Retail Practice, Tim Clouting focuses on executive and board appointments across a variety of functions within Travel, Leisure and Hospitality. As the global lead across these sectors, he has an outstanding track record developed over nearly 20 years. His dedication and deep expertise has earned him an exceptional reputation with both clients and candidates alike.
With over 20 years’ experience in senior HR roles, Uma Cresswell has deep expertise in recruitment and is adept in aligning talent and business strategies. Her global perspective, gained from working with C-suite and HR executives worldwide, makes her highly effective in cross-border searches. Uma has expertise in several industries and is a member of the Financial Services Practice.
Mike Faull has over 16 years’ interim management experience. He is highly skilled in recruiting senior finance specialists and programme leads to support clients through periods of transition. Clients with complex integration and delivery requirements, particularly in post-acquisition, call on Mike to deliver top Chief Financial Officers as well as Transformation and Programme Directors.
A prominent voice in the executive search industry, Lisa Gerhardt has nearly 20 years experience. She leads the Human Resources Practice and is a member of the Consumer & Retail Practice. Lisa specialises in senior HR appointments, bringing deep expertise in cross-border recruitment and an extensive network to meet the complex talent requirements of multinational organisations.
With 20 years experience in executive search, Victoria Maxwell Davies is one of three founding partners of Boyden UK and a key member of our Global Technology Practice. Her insider’s perspective and deep industry expertise, gained from a substantial background in technology, make her superbly qualified to recruit top candidates for the increasingly critical role of Chief Information Officer.
George Nice is a leader in the Financial Services and Private Equity Practices. George and his team operate at board, Exco and senior management level across multiple sub-sectors within financial services including asset management, insurance, investment consulting, financial software vendors, retail and corporate banking, investment banking, family office and SWFs.
A member of our Global Technology Practice, Phil Peters is a technology expert with over 20 years experience in executive search. He specialises in senior executive and non-executive director appointments in the digital sector. Among the many assignments he has successfully completed are 30 CEO and 10 board chairman appointments for public companies and investors’ portfolio companies.
With over 10 years leadership experience in executive search and talent management, James Twiston-Davies leads the Industrial and Energy Practices in the UK. James focuses on senior executive and board appointments in energy, infrastructure, industry and related services. James has a proven track record of supporting public, private equity and family-owned companies in the UK and internationally.
Karin Warwick-Thompson specialises in global insurance markets and other financial services sectors at the executive and board levels. With over 25 years’ experience in search and insurance management, she brings significant value to clients seeking senior financial executives. Karin is known for placing proactive leaders, ready to capitalise on opportunities in competitive markets.
Andrew Watts focuses on senior interim appointments in the HR, OD and Change functions for business transformation assignments. Within this speciality, he has conducted numerous searches, giving clients the benefit of flexible, highly qualified short-term leaders for senior change roles in the UK and internationally.
Andrew holds a law degree and previously practised as a Solicitor.
A member of our Global Human Resources Practice, Katie Chevis draws on deep subject matter expertise gained from a decade of experience in the HR function. She has been integral to recruiting Group HR Directors in particular, and works with specialist centres of expertise across multiple industries. Katie has also advised countless individuals on professional development and career mapping.