Saxton Bampfylde Expands Global Education and Arts & Culture Practices

August 17, 2016 – U.K.-headquartered executive recruiter Saxton Bampfylde has added Dr. Jennifer Barnes to its consulting team where she will work across the firm’s global higher education and arts & culture search practices.

Dr. Barnes brings a broad range of experience from higher education, business and the arts. Most recently, she was pro-vice chancellor for international strategy and deputy vice chancellor at the University of Cambridge, with particular responsibility for enhancing the University’s global engagement. She joined Cambridge in 2008 as president of Murray Edwards College, a role she held until 2012.

Prior to this, Dr. Barnes was BP’s first global director of education where she created international partnerships with governments, academia and industry. She is also currently a non-executive for Vestd, a high tech company, the new University in Suffolk, and sits on the international board at University of Oman.


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“We are delighted to be welcoming a colleague of Jennifer’s caliber and experience to the firm,” said Stephen Bampfylde, co-founder and chairman. “With our global search partners in Panorama, we advise many of the world’s leading universities and cultural institutions and recognize that Dr. Barnes’ cross-sector global networks and leadership skills will be immensely valuable to our clients.”

“I am very much looking forward to joining Saxton Bampfylde having known them over many years,” Dr. Barnes said. “Since my days as a competitive swimmer, I have long been interested in what shapes or comprises a high-performing team. More recently, I have focused on institutions and their cultural identity, how decisions are made in complex institutions and identifying talent in new areas. I am therefore delighted to be joining a firm which will contribute to the future of key organizations and individuals around the world.”

Founded in 1986, Saxton Bampfylde works with clients ranging from FTSE 100 companies and blue chip multinationals, government and academia to foundation trust hospitals, arts institutions and not-for-profit organizations.

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

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