About Us

Perrett Laver works globally to identify outstanding leaders for organisations that are solving the world’s biggest challenges and have extraordinary impact in society.

Our role is to connect the most influential and vibrant organisations in our sectors with the highest capacity and most dynamic leaders - based on a common set of values and a shared vision for the future.

We are genuinely passionate about our client organisations. Our understanding of each client's values and culture ensures we identify candidates from both traditional and unconventional sources, who can bring fresh thinking and make a real impact. It also enables us to represent our clients candidly and accurately, giving a realistic appraisal of the differentiators, opportunities and challenges that will attract the strongest individuals.

 

Our Values

  • Courage
  • Professionalism
  • Initiative
  • Global Perspective
  • Conviction
  • Positivity
  • Expertise
  • Ownership
  • Commercial Drive

Regional Leadership

Josephine Scholten
Josephine Scholten
Managing Partner, The Netherlands and Regional Head, Continental Europe
EMEA
Dr Sinead Gibney
Dr Sinead Gibney
Managing Partner, Ireland & Joint Managing Partner Europe
EMEA
Sarah John
Sarah John
Joint Head, UK Higher Education and Joint Managing Partner, UK
EMEA
Katharine Poundstone
Katharine Poundstone
Managing Partner, Hong Kong
Asia Pacific
Jill Cloke
Jill Cloke
Managing Partner, Scotland
EMEA
Bing Han
Bing Han
Managing Partner, China
Asia Pacific
Dr Gordon Lobay
Dr Gordon Lobay
Managing Partner, Canada
Americas
Erik Jackson
Erik Jackson
Managing Partner, West Coast, USA
Americas
Dr Birgit Brandt
Dr Birgit Brandt
Regional Head, Asia Pacific
Asia Pacific
Janelle Entwistle
Janelle Entwistle
Managing Partner, Australia
Asia Pacific
Tom Weinberg
Tom Weinberg
Global Head, New Knowledge Economies and Joint Managing Partner, UK
EMEA

Practice Leadership

Arabella Chichester
Arabella Chichester
Global Head, Non-Profits and Social Impact
EMEA
Dr Graham Little
Dr Graham Little
Head, UK Research and Innovation
EMEA
Kate Hunter
Kate Hunter
Joint Head, UK Higher Education and Global Head, Philanthropy, Communications and Engagement
EMEA
Lucy Hayes
Lucy Hayes
Global Head, Schools and Educational Organisations
EMEA
Sarah John
Sarah John
Joint Head, UK Higher Education and Joint Managing Partner, UK
EMEA
Tom Weinberg
Tom Weinberg
Global Head, New Knowledge Economies and Joint Managing Partner, UK
EMEA

Board

Professor Bertil Andersson
Professor Bertil Andersson
Member of Advisory Board
EMEA
Professor Dame Alison Richard
Professor Dame Alison Richard
Chair of Advisory Board
Americas
Simon Laver
Simon Laver
Co-Founder and Director
EMEA
Dan Perrett
Dan Perrett
Co-Founder and Director
EMEA
Professor Glyn Davis
Professor Glyn Davis
Member of Advisory Board
EMEA Asia Pacific Americas

Our Reach

Global Reach

All of our sectors require borderless executive search. We have developed deep expertise in the identification of global candidates and securing of overseas appointees. We engage candidates in a proactive and detailed interaction that considers a wide array of motivations, cultural sensitivities and highly practical personal details, including building knowledge of each country’s tax and pension context, schooling, housing and lifestyle.

In support of this we have purposefully built an international team, drawing colleagues from across the world and ensuring a breadth of cultural and linguistic capability.

Mapping Our World

Cross Sectoral Reach

Advising both public and private sector clients, Perrett Laver connects the world’s most influential organisations with the world’s most dynamic leaders. Our philosophy of search without borders applies as much to industry verticals as it does to geography. Our consultants collaborate across practices as much as regions, drawing from the expertise of their colleagues across each of our areas of expertise.

As boundaries between sectors become increasingly porous, we realise the importance of defining and assessing the kind of leadership that can transition sectors effectively.

Sustainability

We are committed to building a firm which operates and behaves in a way that is consistent with the common values and responsibilities of all of our client sectors. We also deploy our expertise and resources within society as a whole in such a way as to make a lasting positive contribution. We are dedicated to minimising our environmental impact, through various initiatives to reduce the carbon footprint of our business and our supply chain.

Perrett Laver has a thriving employee volunteering programme and colleagues are actively encouraged to share their skills via volunteering opportunities and are awarded a number of 'volunteer leave' days to donate their time. We encourage colleagues to sit on Boards of educational and charitable organisations with on-going time commitments made outside of office hours.

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

Perrett Laver believes in the importance of equality in the workplace. We are committed to preventing acts of modern slavery and human trafficking from occurring within our business and the supply chain. As a leading international executive search firm working with 'mission-driven' sectors worldwide, advising on leadership transitions in over 60 countries, our supply chain is simple in comparison to many other organisations outside of our industry. We consider that there is a low risk of labour exploitation or other forms of slavery and human trafficking occurring within our business and in our supply chain, but remain committed to preventing these practices. 

We work primarily with SME suppliers for our IT, legal, accountancy, reprographics, media, advertising and design such that we have insight into their supply chains and recruitment methods. We expect the staff employed in our supply chain, whether permanent or temporary, to have the same basic rights at work as our own employees. We work closely with our suppliers to ensure good visibility of their practices and conduct due diligence processes in relation to slavery and human trafficking. We commit to continuing to monitor the risk in our supply chains.

We have a robust recruitment process, in line with relevant Employment laws in the regions in which we operate. We ensure that all our employees have the right to work in the relevant country and pay employees into a bank account with their own name. Our whistleblowing policy, publicised to all on arrival and as part of our induction process.

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Work for us

Bring us your values, convictions, intellectual rigour and creative flair. You will become intimately involved with the leadership challenges facing some of the world’s most dynamic and high profile organisations

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