GatenbySanderson Bolsters Leadership Development Services

May 10, 2017 – U.K.-based executive search firm GatenbySanderson has named Matt Gascoigne as chief operating officer as well as Anthony Surley and Kate Pearlman-Shaw as partners. The additions build upon the firm’s efforts to bolster its leadership and organizational development consulting services.

Mr. Gascoigne has almost 20 years of professional recruitment experience working with clients from both public and private sectors. He has led strategic and commercial operations at executive board level in large, complex, multi–discipline structures. He worked with some of the most prominent and prestigious organizations within the central and civil government, health, non-profit, housing, retail, FMCG, pharmaceutical, and oil and gas environments. Mr. Gascoigne previously served as executive director at recruiting firm Badenoch & Clark. Prior to that, he was with Venn Group. As COO at GatenbySanderson, Mr. Gascoigne’s role is to provide strong operational focus and commitment to best practice.

Leadership and Development Expansion

Meanwhile, GatenbySanderson’s leadership and development practice has added two new partners, both of whom bring a diverse mix of public and private sector experience.

Mr. Surley will head GatenbySanderson’s leadership and organizational development capabilities. Among his responsibilities, he will be working with clients across the public sector to accelerate the development of their executive and leadership communities. Mr. Surley brings with him private and public sector experience in talent, learning and organizational development, leadership and management, as well as coaching and executive development. Previously, Mr. Surley was managing consultant within the people and operational excellence practice at PA Consulting Group. Before that, he was head of training and development at St Andrew’s Healthcare.


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Ms. Pearlman-Shaw is an officially registered coach with the British Psychological Society and has worked on powerful and effective solutions for individuals, teams and boards. Having served as chair of the Leeds Jewish Housing Association, she also brings public sector management experience. Ms. Pearlman-Shaw will be responsible for developing the firm’s expertise in leadership and team development.

“GatenbySanderson is committed to helping find, place and develop the leaders who will transform public-sector organizations currently facing a wide variety of leadership challenges,” said GatenbySanderson CEO Martin Tucker. “Matt, Kate and Anthony bring unrivalled experience across the public and private sectors.”

GatenbySanderson is not-for-profit sector recruitment and people development business. The firm provides executive search, interim leadership, and leadership and talent solutions. It fills positions forgovernment, regulation, health, education, housing and non-profit organizations.

Leadership Consulting

Over the past year, Hunt Scanlon Media has reported on several search firms expanding their leadership consulting service businesses. It is a trend that is expected to pick up steam in the coming months:

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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