Case Studies

Typically, campaigns are focused on delivering a step change in key strategic areas. We outline examples across our practices and geographies

Case Studies

Staffing Start Ups, Clean Air Fund

Launched at the UN Secretary General’s Climate Summit in 2019, the Clean Air Fund is a global philanthropic initiative that supports organisations around the world working to combat outdoor air pollution. The Clean Air Fund makes grants to reduce air pollution –to monitor the state of the air, to develop policies for clean energy and transport, to mobilise the public and to run campaigns. It brings these and other organisations together to share learnings and connect people, to ensure the best solutions are rapidly scaled up and replicated around the world. As a new organisation, funded by a growing partnership of leading foundations with interests across health, climate, children and mobility, the Clean Air Fund sought to build a team and scale rapidly.

Contacts

Natasha Zoltie

Senior Consultant

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6200

f: +44 (0) 20 7340 6238

e: natasha.zoltie@perrettlaver.com

Staffing Start Ups, Harrow International

Harrow International has been at the forefront of world-class education in Asia for the past two decades. The group is currently developing an exciting new venture with the establishment of multiple Harrow Innovation Leadership Academies (HILAs) across China and, as part of a long-term partnership with Harrow, Perrett Laver has been appointed to advise on the appointment of three Founding Heads for their new schools in Chongqing, Zhuhai and Nanning.

Contacts

Lucy Hayes

Global Head, Schools and Educational Organisations

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6216

f: +44 (0) 20 7340 6201

e: lucy.hayes@perrettlaver.com

Diversity in Governance, University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is one of the world’s foremost universities and a renowned centre for research, education and scholarship. Its mission is “to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning, and research at the highest international levels of excellence”. Perrett Laver has been a trusted partner of the University of Cambridge on a number of key governance appointments. Since 2012, we have supported the appointment every External Member of the University Council.

Contacts

Lucy Simpson

Head, UK Board Practice

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6200

f: +44 (0) 20 7340 6201

e: lucy.simpson@perrettlaver.com

Dr Becca Franssen

Senior Consultant

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6200

f: +44 (0) 20 7340 6201

e: Becca.Franssen@perrettlaver.com

Delivering on Diversity, Sport England

In order to address the lack of diversity on sports boards across the UK, Perrett Laver were engaged by Sport England in March 2019 on a two year pilot to identify 140 “board-ready” diverse candidates by 2020, offering them development and exposure to sector wide opportunities, and supporting the sports bodies Sport England fund with their recruitment strategies. Alongside a consortium of partners, Perrett Laver are supporting all candidates in the growing network by providing workshops and webinars, networking, interview and deployment support.

Contacts

Imogen Baird

Senior Consultant

t: +44 7714 260 025

f: +44 (0) 20 7340 6201

e: imogen.sanders@perrettlaver.com

Returning Local Talent, University of Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is a leading international institution of higher learning in Asia. Serving 28,000 students, the University has 10 faculties and over 140 academic departments and institutes/centres. Its more than 2,000 members of academic staff, many internationally renowned, come from a range of cultural backgrounds. We have supported the university on over 43 roles including the successful appointments of a significant group of returning local talent.

Contacts

Katharine Poundstone

Managing Partner, Hong Kong

t: +852 3702 6495

f: 852-3180-9399

e: katharine.poundstone@perrettlaver.com

Building Boards, NFER

The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) is a leading, independent provider of research, assessment and information services in education, training and children’s services. Its authoritative and creative insights offer a unique perspective on today’s education challenges. NFER has a particular focus on ensuring that its work has an impact and aims to be at the heart of evidence-based education. NFER is a registered charity with an income of £11 million a year and 170 staff. We have supported NFER on more than 20 appointments including 10 Board appointments.

Contacts

Lucy Hayes

Global Head, Schools and Educational Organisations

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6216

f: +44 (0) 20 7340 6201

e: lucy.hayes@perrettlaver.com

Building Boards, World Animal Protection

World Animal Protection is a global organisation working to protect animals. They have always moved wherever the need for animal protection is greatest – from treating more than 70,000 animals following the Haiti earthquake in 2010, to training vets in Thailand, to ending bear dancing across India in 2012, to investigating animal trafficking in El Salvador. They began lobbying the EU in the 1980s, were given consultative status at the UN in 1981 and by the 1990s had been represented at the Council of Europe. They have grown, and are now focused on protecting more animals in more places. Today, they have regional hubs in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America, and offices in 15 countries. Perrett Laver has supported World Animal Protection to appoint 10 Trustees over the past five years as the organisation has shifted its governance model. Additionally, we recently appointed the Chair of the Board, Joanna Kerr.

Contacts

Siobhan Doherty

Senior Consultant

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6249

f: +44 (0) 20 7340 6201

e: siobhan.doherty@perrettlaver.com

Building Research Capacity, Monash University

Monash University is the largest university in Australia as well as a member of the Group of Eight (Go8) leading universities in the country. Although still a young institution, being founded only in 1958, it has reached international prominence for its research and teaching excellence, and is consistently ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide. Seeking to raise its research profile, the Faculty of Education at Monash engaged Perrett Laver to support the recruitment of top research talent into a series of professorships, resulting in five appointments.

Building Research Capacity, University of Lincoln

Situated in the heart of a beautiful and historic city, the University of Lincoln has established an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research and has been rated in the top 20 universities in the UK for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2020 (out of 129 mainstream UK universities). It is listed in the world's top 150 in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) Young University Rankings 2020 and holds a maximum five-star score overall in the QS Stars ratings system of global universities. It features in the QS World University Rankings 2021 of the world's top 1,000 universities. 

Contacts

Joe Fitzpatrick

Senior Consultant

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6267

f: +44 (0) 20 7340 6201

e: joe.fitzpatrick@perrettlaver.com

Dr Jack Bircher

Senior Consultant

t: +31 (0)20 2404 378

e: jack.bircher@perrettlaver.com

Restructuring Leadership, International Planned Parenthood Federation

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) aims to improve the quality of life of individuals by providing and campaigning for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) through advocacy and services, especially for poor and vulnerable people. A global, member-based federation, it defends the right of all people to enjoy sexual lives free from ill health, unwanted pregnancy, violence and discrimination. Since 2016, Perrett Laver has supported IPPF on an entirely new and restructured leadership team.

Contacts

Arabella Chichester

Global Head, Non-Profits and Social Impact

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6227

f: +44 (0) 20 7340 6201

e: arabella.chichester@perrettlaver.com

Restructuring Leadership, University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham is a pioneering university that provides an exceptional research-led education (TEF Gold), and an outstanding student experience. The University was founded on the vision that education can transform people’s lives, has great social and economic value and should be accessible to everyone who can benefit from it. Since 2015, we have delivered over 20 searches for the University and a number of campaigns, in the UK, Malaysia and China.

Contacts

Kate Hunter

Joint Head, UK Higher Education and Global Head, Philanthropy, Communications and Engagement

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6200

f: +44 (0) 20 7340 6201

e: kate.hunter@perrettlaver.com