Non-Executive Search

We have one focus. Searching for bold leaders who are willing to be the difference. Covering executive and non-executive roles, we specialise in both board and aspirant board appointments across the health and care sectors.


When the market talks, we listen. Our practice was established in response to market feedback – focused on an unrelenting drive to deliver a fresh approach to this recruitment niche.

We look for those who stand out from the crowd, those with extraordinary experience and those who inspire others to deliver their best. We understand that every candidate is individual in the same way that every organisation is different. Our approach is developed on a recognition that each organisation is shaped with a unique personality, varying levels of complexity and its own specific drive for ambition.

By developing a thorough understanding of an organisation, we can work diligently to place individuals that will really set an organisation apart in the industry. This successful approach is evidenced by the longevity and scope of our appointments.

The variety and experience of our candidates ensures a perfect fit. Every time.


The fact that we proactively deviate from the norm is virtue to our creativity. We understand that diversity is crucial to always delivering above and beyond for our clients and offering the deepest pool of talent.

Our commitment to diversity also extends internally. Our skilful team have extensive experience of working closely with many industry bodies and organisations, including NHS providers, commissioners and the Department of Health, as well as across the commercial sector. This means we are speaking the right language, to the right people.

We believe that we have a responsibility to help our clients find the best leaders to deliver the future of healthcare. Honesty provides the cornerstone of long-term partnerships with our clients. We know from years of recruitment experience that success is best achieved by providing a rigorous and highly tailored process, in the most collaborative way possible.

And it is with that level of integrity that we run our whole business.

Our process

Recruiters are sometimes so eager to get started that they fail to spend the time to develop an understanding of every layer of a client brief. But we are not like other recruiters.

Quality executive search needs robust research, overlaid by a pipeline of market intelligence. Our search process always begins with in-depth review and desk-based analysis. Our dedicated team of researchers expertly craft the best results by utilising our extensive networks, database, online research and sector mapping tools to pinpoint and engage relevant candidates.

This is backed by an interactive interface between our Executive Search, Non-Executive Search and Interim Search practices – providing unique access to senior resources and an unparalleled level of intelligence to inform recruitment decisions.

In addition to finding new roles for existing talent within NHS trusts and foundation trusts, charities, regulatory bodies and other healthcare providers, we also successfully bring in fresh experience and expertise to the healthcare market.

We cross organisational and sector boundaries to ensure our clients are always at the forefront of the recruitment curve.

Our passion

We understand that an organisation is nothing without people, but also nothing without the best leaders. We cut out the noise to solve complex problems, force positive change and ensure you have access to the right talent to drive the success of your organisation.

Our approach to informed intelligence is delivering results you can’t argue with. We have a success rate of close to 100% on our first attempt across the team. Now that’s refreshing.

Our People

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

Meet the entire organisation
  1. Rhiannon Smith Director Hunter Healthcare

    Rhiannon Smith

    Managing Partner & Executive Director for Board Search

  2. Janice Scanlan

    Associate and Head of Non-Executive Search (North)

Case Studies

  1. A diverse field of Non-Executive candidates that is genuinely diverse

    Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust