Edward Wild
Director

Edward led the formation of Wild Search in 2010 following his earlier career in executive search with Odgers Ray and Berndtson. Prior to Wild Search he established and led the Board and Non Profit practices at an established boutique firm, specialising in appointments of Chairs, Non Executive Directors and Finance Directors. He has worked for a wide range of membership, professional and trade bodies, arts and tourism organisations, charities, educational organisations and housing providers; in addition to work for corporate clients on national and international searches.

His early career was pursued in education (working for four of the Financial Times’ 100 leading independent schools) and charities (including Cancer Research UK and Addaction). His final role in education was as the first ever Development Director of Hampton School. He is the author of 'School by the Thames' (James and James 2005) and, with Neil Carmichael MP, 'Who Governors the Governors?' (Wild Research 2011), 'Stronger Boards, Better Education' (2012) and 'Building Better Boards: An Opportunity for Education' (2015). He has been a columnist on politics and education for regional newspapers and magazines, in addition to being regularly quoted by The Sunday Times on senior appointments and the rural economy. He has edited a number of Wild Research publications. He was educated at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Edward is a former trustee and co-founder of Never Such Innocence and a trustee of the Long Shop museum.

 

The Wild Search Team

 
 Clive Aslet  Director, Wild Research

Clive Aslet
Director, Wild Research

 Poppy Bryanton  Head of Operations

Poppy Bryanton
Head of Operations

 Neil Carmichael  Education and Non Executive Adviser

Neil Carmichael
Education and Non Executive Adviser

 Gerard Kelly  Education Adviser

Gerard Kelly
Education Adviser

 Grace Moody-Stuart  Education Adviser

Grace Moody-Stuart
Education Adviser

 Stephen Perry  Finance Director

Stephen Perry
Finance Director

 
 
 Wendy Piatt  Senior Adviser, Higher Education

Wendy Piatt
Senior Adviser, Higher Education

 Florence Stanton  Research Associate

Florence Stanton
Research Associate

 Anna Thorne  Research Associate

Anna Thorne
Research Associate

 Peter Waine  Chair

Peter Waine
Chair

 Amy Wevill  Director, Research and Events

Amy Wevill
Director, Research and Events

 Edward Wild  Director, Wild Search

Edward Wild
Director, Wild Search