Board composition and structure is critical in maximising long term positive impact on the organisation. Businesses can be in varying stages of maturity, so creating a diverse board that reflects the organisations strategic direction and ultimate ambitions is a high priority. We maintain close ties to many outstanding leaders, and can advise you in a personal and objective way on best practice for board composition, as well as assisting you with director search.
Savannah has a highly capable board practice that balances the deep relationship needed to understand the challenges and ambitions for the board, along with objective council through our unbiased perspective on what is best for you.
Simon Gough has had a successful career of 10 years in interim executive search. Clients 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.
Marianne Macdonald is an expert in non-executive placement and has deep experience in non-executive search. She has an extensive network of board, NED, chair and search connections. As the founder of Non-executive Directorships Consulting, she is now focused on helping senior individuals from all sectors and backgrounds gain a NED role or create or jumpstart a portfolio career.
Our consultants have on average more than 15 years of search experience within each of their specialised areas, bringing unparalleled levels of expertise, credibility and trust among clients and candidates alike.
Sometimes circumstances dictate that an immediate change of CEO is needed. In these instances, our interim management team work with their search colleagues to run an accelerated search process to identify and secure an individual who can steady the ship or turnaround a company’s fortunes.
As one of the only firms to have a truly integrated search and interim offering, we are able to provide senior leaders who specialise in short-term or long-term change and growth. This approach helps you make the right strategic hire for your current need.
The service they provide is second to none. They have taken the time to understand our brand, mission, values and our requirements and they have always worked at pace to deliver.
Carol Muldoon, VP of Partner Resources, EMEA
Successfully helped me recruit our CEO, delivering an exceptionally strong shortlist which provided real depth/breadth of choice. They are straightforward to deal with, honest and upfront with their advice and guidance, worked at pace and put the hours in to ensure we got the result we needed in the timescales we needed. A first rate job and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them again.
Hugh S C Morgan, Executive Chairman
They helped us find a really strong, commercial leader to be part of our Executive team. He has certainly been a good culture fit, stayed the course and delivered solutions which have underpinned our growth and success over the last few years. We would recommend them highly.
Dominic Taylor, CEO
We draw on our experience of working closely with many high performing boards to help you find the right balance of directors to maximise board effectiveness. As a trusted advisor, we consider the relationships, behaviours and alignment around the table, while through our director search, we make your board more inclusive, insightful and crucially, more diverse.
Our succession planning helps to ensure your board can address any potential gaps that may occur, either planned or otherwise, and that you maintain the right balance to reflect current or future challenges and needs.
Choosing the right CEO is one of the most difficult and important tasks a board has to make. No leadership position has a greater impact on the organisation’s success, and businesses can have a wide variety of needs from the most senior leadership position. We have a strong track record for CEO appointments, and work closely with the board to help identify and appoint the right CEO for the challenges and opportunities the organisation will be facing.