Executive and Non Executive Search and Advisory

Working with boards and chief executives to identify outstanding candidates for leadership and senior management appointments

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Experience, expertise & rigour

Wild Search provides a rigorous approach and innovative thinking with clear and candid advice based on experience and our expertise. 


Established in 2010, Wild Search is a well-connected, executive search and advisory company with experience in finding excellent candidates for a diverse range of clients, specialising in the education and charity sectors.

Unlike many other ‘headhunters’ and recruitment firms, Wild Search has an established community built from long-term relationships with both our clients and the candidates we engage with throughout our searches. We are experienced in performance, remuneration and structural reviews and reports. 

We ensure that clients are provided with the best possible insights and advice needed to make key appointments and other critical business decisions. All assignments engage our consultants and in-house research team. We provide a strong methodology, a rigorous approach, thorough research and innovative thinking.

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I’m motivated by providing clients with choices and the candidates with an exciting, challenging and rewarding role where they can make a profound and sustained difference to both the organisation and the staff they lead
— Edward Wild, Managing Director, Wild Search

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What Our Clients Say


Wild Search’s knowledge of the education landscape is exceptional. They are passionate about the sector and demonstrated tremendous energy in the projects we have worked on together.

Aatif Hassan, Partner, August Equity LLP & Chair, Dukes Education


Wild Search were able to get under the skin of our recruitment requirements. Wild Search understood our needs extremely well and presented to us an excellent and diverse group of individuals for interview. This gave us a range of very credible candidates to select from when matched against our criteria on skill set, experience and approach to leadership.

Gary Mills Thomas, Board Member, Crop Protection Association

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Wild Search conducted the recruitment of the new CEO of the Edge Foundation and we were very pleased with the result. They identified accurately the qualities and experience needed for this post and presented to us a very good list of potential candidates. It was most professionally handled and I would have no hesitation in using them again. 

The Rt Hon. the Lord Baker of Dorking CH, Chairman, The Edge Foundation