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Perrett Laver works globally to identify outstanding leaders for organizations that are solving the world’s biggest challenges and have extraordinary impact in society. We are ranked in the top 3 of global search firms that are focused on ‘mission-driven’ sectors and themes, partnering with organizations in over 60 countries worldwide, across every time zone and through our international team.

We are committed to the outcomes and impact that our sectors deliver in society, supporting institutions in improving the calibre, diversity, international nature and success rate of their senior appointments. With strong internal commitments to diversity, mental health, social mobility, education and justice, we are passionate about the work we do.

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Perrett Laver is led by the Managing Partners and Practice Heads. Together with the global Partnership and Consulting team they lead the various practices within the firm and are supported by specialist researchers and project managers. We are 100% employee owned. We are a Disability Confident employer.

The Advisory Board is chaired by Professor Dame Alison Richard, formerly Provost of Yale University and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. Professor Bertil Andersson, formerly President of Nanyang Technological University and Professor Glyn Davies, Chief Executive of the Paul Ramsay Foundation.

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Perrett Laver is committed to working with organizations and sectors that have a transformative impact on society.

  • Advisory Services
  • Executive Search
  • Leadership Consulting

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Dr Michael Spence AC appointed new UCL President & Provost

Dr Spence has been Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney since July 2008. Under his leadership, it has risen to first in Australia and fourth in the world for graduate employability. He has embedded diversity and inclusion in the university’s culture, delivered significant investment in multi-disciplinary research activity, transformed the undergraduate experience and created strategic

Mariët Westermann Named Vice Chancellor of NYU Abu Dhabi

April 27, 2019 – NYU President Andrew Hamilton today announced the appointment of Mariët Westermann — Executive Vice President of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, former provost of NYU Abu Dhabi, former director of NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts, and art historian — as the Vice Chancellor of NYU Abu Dhabi, effective August 1, 2019.

Sonita Alleyne OBE elected as new Master

Sonita Alleyne OBE FRA FRSA has been elected as the next Master of Jesus College. She will take up the role from 1 October 2019, coinciding with the College’s 40th anniversary of co-education. The 41st Master and first woman to lead Jesus College since its foundation in 1496, Sonita succeeds Professor Ian White FREng, who

Catherine Carver Dunn Appointed Executive Director of Tate Americas Foundation

The Tate Americas Foundation is delighted to announce that Catherine Carver Dunn has been appointed as its new Executive Director. She will take up the appointment in late February 2019. Currently Deputy Director, Advancement at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Dunn brings over 30 years’ experience at the heart of the New York cultural and

Emilie Gordenker New General Director of the Van Gogh Museum

16 October 2019 – The Supervisory Board of the Van Gogh Museum announced today that Emilie Gordenker has been appointed General Director of the Van Gogh Museum. As of 1 February 2020 she will succeed the former General Director Axel Rüger, who is – as of 1 June 2019 – Secretary and CEO at the


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