Board & Executive Appointments

Need to drive real change and growth within your business? Now that’s a challenge we can deliver on. We help healthcare organisations find and select executive talent that can truly lead the pack.


Operating in one sector, and one sector only, we specialise in executive board placements. Attracting and working with only the most indomitable leaders, we channel our energy and industry knowledge into optimising our expertise in both the public and private healthcare market.

Across our diverse team we have experience of working with many NHS providers and commissioners, as well as the Department of Health and its associated bodies. Not only does this ensure we can meaningfully speak the right language, it means we have a vast network of contacts that surpasses any normal database.

Accommodating local, regional and national requirements in both commissioning and provider settings, our market knowledge is also supported and guided by our advisory board of healthcare system leaders; ensuring you always get the best of the best.

Our dedicated focus is allowing us to lead the charge for our clients and candidates.


We understand that the healthcare sector is operating in a changing environment and requires a unique approach. The transactional, search-lite, database centred model that seems to have become the norm in today’s fragmented and competitive recruitment industry is not for us.

Only people can truly listen to and understand people; and that’s why our approach is always personal. We genuinely listen to our client’s and candidate’s needs and take the time to build long-term partnerships, founded on integrity.

Our business model is led by people with industry knowledge, and underpinned by innovative research and market intelligence. But don’t just take our word for it. Our open and empathetic approach has seen us become respected at C-suite level within many trusts and healthcare organisations across the UK, Europe and North America.

Building connections is what we do. We are always personal, and always professional.

Our process

Helping our clients make the right recruitment decisions at executive level is essential. As the pool of top talent continually evolves in the healthcare sector, employing a creative approach is the only way to succeed.

With each new assignment we start with a blank canvas. Every client and every candidate is different and we always go that extra mile. Our specialised research team applies its deep understanding of quantitative methodologies to explore the market exhaustively; unearthing candidates who would be missed by an over-reliance on conventional techniques.

By building an interface between our Executive Search team and our Interim Executive Search practice, we also have unique access to invaluable insights into the performance, capability, strategy and operating style of many trust boards. Informed by this intelligence, we are able to more accurately predict the professional and behavioural traits of candidates who will best match an organisation’s culture.

Every leadership role requires a unique set of skills, and therefore a unique recruitment approach.

Our Passion

As you may have guessed by now, we are not like other recruiters. We like to be different, so that you can be too and have the best access to key executive talent.

By combining experience, rigour and a completely personalised service, we work hard to lay the foundations for long-term collaborative partnerships based on honesty and openness. Our commitment to driving the right results is unrelenting. Think of us as an extension of your team, working in earnest to deliver on the agreed expectations, every step of the way.

Our People

Are you ready to take the next step? Contact one of the Executive Search team.

Meet the entire organisation
  1. Rhiannon Smith Director Hunter Healthcare

    Rhiannon Smith

    Managing Partner & Executive Director for Board Search

  2. Matthew Simpson Executive Search Partner Hunter Healthcare

    Matthew Simpson


  3. Brendan Davies

    Head of Research & Consultant