We focus on operationally critical and strategically important roles and have a lengthy history, and track record, of finding CEO’s, CFO’s, direct reports to the top team and leaders of the key functions including CHRO’s and CIO’s. More recently, we have also developed specialist expertise within the areas of Digital and Cyber Security.
For executive committee and board level searches, we also use Stonehaven’s long standing connections (in the boardroom) to add an extra dimension to our extensive early stage referencing.
Our clients include a range of FTSE100 & 250, Fortune 500 and private equity backed organisations.
The role of the Non-Executive Director (NED) or Chairman has never been more demanding and it is not a responsibility to be taken lightly, either in terms of the time required or the expectations of external stakeholders. It is imperative, therefore, that the process by which they are selected is thorough, balanced and, above all, independent.
Stonehaven have been responsible for a significant number of NED placements in the FTSE100 and 250 as well as within a wide range of international subsidiaries and private equity backed organisations. Our approach is to first examine the needs of the business and assess how the Board will add the most value. Once this is understood, we look at the collective skillset and balance, with a view to identifying the space and/or shortfall that needs to be filled.
We are also well-known for our track record of placing women on to boards and in 2011, Stonehaven was directly responsible for helping to draft the Voluntary Code of Conduct for Executive Search Firms in Board Appointments. Being a signatory of the Code, we are proud to partner with Women on Boards, the UK’s leading network of senior businesswomen.