Head of Research – Interim Practice
Lucy provides expert leadership to our research and support team. She has been with Savannah for nearly 10 years, and has a 20-year background in executive search. She has had broad exposure to a range of industries and roles at senior management and board levels. Focused on delivering the best talent, Lucy builds solid long-term relationships with candidates and clients.
My first experience in the recruitment industry was a long time ago now, a temporary holiday job whilst studying for ‘A’ levels. Many years later, I joined a boutique executive research consultancy working with both search consultancies and corporate clients.
I have a broad background in the search industry, being a generalist research consultant for many years, and then spending nine years focused on the Industrial sector.
I moved into our Interim Practice in 2015, to lead and grow the research function. I also manage our research resource across the Search Practice.
Listening to people is important – listening to candidates, listening to clients, and taking time to work with both for the best outcome. Within the research team we pride ourselves in following a truly thorough process in searching for the very best candidates. Adding value to our clients by delivering a professional, comprehensive search, conferring with all stakeholders along the way, to ensure the best outcome.
I am possibly a bit of a perfectionist – but that’s a good thing to ensure you deliver the best job possible. Each time you place an outstanding candidate into a client’s organisation it is a great feeling, and that is what drives most of us. Each day is different, each assignment varies, each one is a new challenge!
After all these years, I still find it enormously rewarding to work with clients and candidates alike, finding exactly the right person for a client’s specific needs. It is important to me to build solid, trusting relationships, and for both clients and candidates to know that we will always go that extra mile.
Why I like working at Savannah
We are a business comprised of hugely experienced and well networked individuals – it is great to be surrounded by such talent. We work in a truly collaborative way, with a common goal. Savannah has a unique blend of real professionalism coupled with a “family” feel which makes it a warm, supportive and fun place to be.