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Education Investor 2019 Awards – Wild Search Finalists in Two Categories
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Wild Search Managing Director Edward Wild (far right) chairing a recent Education Investor Summit discussion

Wild Search Managing Director Edward Wild (far right) chairing a recent Education Investor Summit discussion

Education Investor 2019 Awards - Wild Search a finalist in two categories.

5th October 2019

Wild Search has been shortlisted for two awards at the annual Education Investor Awards, which will be announced on 4th December in central London. Wild Search’s executive search track record has been recognised within the Suppliers to the Education sector category and our work on promoting the value and contribution of high quality education as a British export has been acknowledged in the Exporting Excellence category. Our latest report, entitled Exporting Excellence, celebrates the success of British schools which have established overseas campuses and was launched in September and was sponsored by AQA and Alpha Plus Group.

 Commenting on the news, Wild Search Managing Director Edward Wild said:

“These nominations demonstrate the breadth, range of quality of the work we do for our clients within the education sector, especially the investor supported schools and colleges. After almost a decade working at a senior level, we continue to engage new clients and undertake new projects for established clients.

This year, our reports have been especially popular and well received, focussing on the benefits and opportunities of schools groups, British schools abroad and the research, with Keystone Tutors, into how parents overseas choose British schools for their children.”

James Hill joins Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association as Deputy Chief Executive
Please contact Daisy Cockrean in the first instance if you would like to discuss a senior appointment with Wild Search. dc@wildsearch.org 0207 233 2230

Please contact Daisy Cockrean in the first instance if you would like to discuss a senior appointment with Wild Search. dc@wildsearch.org 0207 233 2230

 

James Hill joins the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association as Deputy Chief Executive

25th March 2019

Wild Search were delighted to work with the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association on the appointment of their New Deputy Chief Executive, James Hill.

James has enjoyed a varied career in the Royal Air Force since 1986 and has undertaken a number of roles including Head of the UK Joint Media Operations Centre in Afghanistan, Policy Lead at the Ministry of Defence and Programme Manager at the Joint Services Command & Staff College. In his most recent role, he  served as the Chief of Staff in the Directorate of Ground Training.

James joined the RNAA this month and we wish him all the best in his new role.

 
United Grand Lodge of England appoints Michelle Worvell as Communications and Marketing Director
Please contact Daisy Cockrean in the first instance if you would like to discuss a senior appointment with Wild Search. dc@wildsearch.org 0207 233 2230

Please contact Daisy Cockrean in the first instance if you would like to discuss a senior appointment with Wild Search. dc@wildsearch.org 0207 233 2230

 

United Grand Lodge of England appoints Michelle Worvell as Communications and Marketing Director

21st March 2019

Wild Search were pleased to work with the United Grand Lodge of England on the appointment of their new Communications and Marketing Director.

Michelle Worvell joined the Chartered Insurance Institute as the Communications Manager in 2010, before becoming the Communications and PR Director in January 2018. Prior to this, Michelle was the Senior Editor of Defaqto and Editor of Insurance Age.

We wish Michelle all the best in her new role.

 
Academy Trust Appointments
Please contact Daisy Cockrean in the first instance if you would like to discuss a senior appointment with Wild Search. dc@wildsearch.org 0207 233 2230

Please contact Daisy Cockrean in the first instance if you would like to discuss a senior appointment with Wild Search. dc@wildsearch.org 0207 233 2230

 

Academy Trust Appointments

20th March 2019

 

Wild Search recently completed work in partnership with the Sharnbrook Academy Federation in Bedfordshire, resulting in two Principal appointments being made. They are detailed here:

Sharnbrook Academy Principal Appointment

Lincroft Academy Principal Appointment

Chief Executive Iain Denning said of our work:

 Sharnbrook Academy Federation approached Wild Search when faced with the retirement of its two secondary academy principals.

 We wanted to work with an organisation that shared similar values to us, that listened carefully to our requirements and that would enable us to make appointments that would bring strength both to the individual academies but also to the Trust as a whole. We also wanted to work with an organisation that had the resource to take the administrative work away from busy schools.

 From our initial meetings with Edward Wild  where the brief was worked up, to the production of high quality literature co-ordinated by the Wild Search team , to the contacts made with prospective applicants we were not disappointed.

 We felt like we were working in partnership with Wild Search, that they really understood us and that we were getting a bespoke service.

This positive experience continued through to recommendations of suitable candidates from the team, weekly updates on progress to date, opportunities for me as CEO to meet with or speak to prospective applicants, guidance with shortlisting and help in delivering a different type of interview days that really did allow candidates to give of their best and allow us to make two high class appointments.

I can thoroughly recommend Wild Search.

 

To download our recent report, A Sum Greater than Its Parts?, which includes contributions from the Sharnbrook Academy, please click here.

 
Angus Baldwin joins The Migraine Trust as Chief Executive.
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Angus Baldwin joins The Migraine Trust as Chief Executive.

11th March 2019


Wild Search were delighted to work with The Migraine Trust on their search for a new Chief Executive.

Having spent the majority of his career in the charity sector, Angus Baldwin has worked in senior roles for a range of charities including Macmillan Cancer Support. Bowel Cancer UK and Leonard Cheshire Disability. Most recently, he was the Director of Policy at the UK Faculty of Public Health before joining The Migraine Trust as Chief Executive last week.

This is an exciting time for the Trust and we wish Angus all the best in his new role.

 
Mencap appoints new Trustees
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss a board evaluation or trustee search with us.  info@wildsearch.org

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss a board evaluation or trustee search with us. info@wildsearch.org

 

28th November 2018


Mencap appoints new Trustees

Wild Search were pleased to work with Mencap on the appointment of three new trustees.

The new trustees are:

Yogi Amin: Irwin Mitchell solicitor and partner Yogi leads the 80-strong Public Law Department including 50 legal staff members. He is listed in the directories Legal 500 and Chambers as a leader in human rights law, community care law and mental capacity law. For over 8 years he was a trustee for the Independent Living Funds, which enabled severely disabled people to live independently in their own homes.

Lucy Kathryne Edge: Chief Operating Officer of technology and innovation company Satellite Applications Catapult, Lucy is a space engineer and previously ran Spacecraft and Customer Operations for UK based satellite operator Avanti Communications. A passionate advocate for regional economic development, Lucy has held Non-Executive Director roles at the Eden Project, the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership, and is a Governor at Truro and Penwith College.

Jackie Pollock: Technical lead for digital technology solutions firm Kainos Group Plc, Jackie leads digital transformation in NHS Trusts to create a paperless health service. A long-term mental health and learning disability advocate, Jackie has volunteered at Mencap Network Partner Carrickfergus Junior Gateway in Northern Ireland for more than 21 years and has chaired the organisation for the past five years.

Derek Lewis, Chair of Mencap trustees, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Yogi, Lucy and Jackie to Royal Mencap Society’s Board of Trustees. They will bring further invaluable understanding of learning disabilities to the board as well as highly relevant knowledge in areas such as disability law, digital technology, community support and volunteering. Their contribution will be complemented by the increasingly important role played by Mencap’s Voices Council – a group of people with learning disabilities with whom the board works to ensure the charity’s strategy and programmes are informed and developed by people with learning disabilities.

We are deeply grateful to our new trustees for their commitment to Mencap and look forward to working with them as we pursue the ambitious goals set out in Our Big Plan. Those goals are designed to help people with a learning disability make the choices they want and to enjoy the same opportunities as other people, free from discrimination – despite the challenge of cutbacks in government funding and support.”