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NED Executive Search & Headhunting Specialists

Let our team search, identify, and recruit top NED talent for your organisation.

Importance of The NED Role

As today’s business environment continues to shift rapidly, the role of the Non-Executive Director (NED) is one of the most valuable resources available to senior management and one which must continually evolve.

Navigating companies through various challenges such as increased regulation and the quickening pace of globalisation, NEDs bring valuable insights and independent perspectives to the Board in order to capitalise on new business opportunities and effectively mitigate risks.

The oversight and advice NEDs offer to the Board ensure that the company’s strategy and operations are aligned with the best interests of its shareholders and other stakeholders. It is, therefore, necessary for Boards to attract the right combination of expertise and experience to drive optimal performance.

Our executive search experts have considerable experience in assisting many multinationals, FTSE businesses, and SMEs to appoint NEDs. Our expertise in this area extends to non-profit and public sector organisations and is particularly noteworthy for its record of appointing high-calibre women to Boards, frequently helping them to secure their first Non-Executive role.

At Novo, we are proud to have long-standing Board relationships with our clients, enabling us to deliver real insight and place assignments in the context of broader thinking around Board effectiveness and longer-term succession planning.

NED Skills Needed Include:

  • Strong leadership and decision-making abilities
  • Breadth and depth of industry experience
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to remain independent and act in the best interests of the company
  • Integrity and ethical standards
  • In-depth understanding of corporate governance

In addition to the skills and experience needed to add value to your business, our executive recruitment consultants can work with you to identify individuals who have the connections and drive that align with your company’s goals and objectives, positioning them to effectively steer your business forward.

Novo’s NEDs (Non-Executive Directors) Recruitment sector experts can help you identify & attract your next exceptional executive.

Our NED Executive Search Services

As one of the leading Executive Search firms in the UK, Novo is well placed to find your next NED.

Our team of highly experienced consultants work across a broad range of sectors and are specialists at recruiting top notch C-Suite talent.

Able to work in strict confidence, our team will search, identify, and recruit your ideal NED.

Through our years of experience, our team can handle the entire process from start to finish, working to rigorous standards and with a highly systemised approach.

Contact Novo for a confidential discussion about your NED recruitment needs.

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Our NED Executive Search Specialists

Dale Perrett
Founding Director

Dale is one of the Founding Directors of Novo Executive Search and Selection. He is part of the Novo leadership team that drives the business. He remains passionate about working with clients on a daily basis delivering executive search assignments. Dale has a breadth of experience successfully working across many sectors.

George Woodward

George is an experienced director and key member of Novo Executive Search’s leadership team and is integral in driving forward its growth into the future. With a breadth of UK and global executive search experience spanning over 15 years, George has an outstanding track record in assisting numerous businesses, ranging from owner-managed SMEs and mid-size companies to FTSE clients, helping them source exceptional talent to fill executive positions within their organisations. George works closely with his clients to identify and recruit high calibre professionals for board and senior management roles. His executive recruitment skills, insightful decision-making, and ambition for his clients’ success are second to none.

Jon Hollier
Founding Director

Jon is a Founding Director of Novo Executive Search & Selection. Beyond establishing and developing Novo, his extensive experience covers a wide range of disciplines across commercial and the third sectors. Jon has delivered a significant number of executive search assignments across the UK and internationally throughout his 20 year career.

Peter Tucker
Founding Director

Peter was part of the team that set up Novo in 2003 and has now been running research based assignments for over 20 years. This experience covers a wide range of sectors and companies but would class the following as particular specialities: sales and marketing, sport and manufacturing.

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