About Us

Savannah Group is an established global executive search and interim management firm specializing in C-Suite and leadership solutions.

From finding you the best executive talent, to succession planning through to advisory services, we will help you plan and secure the impactful leadership your business needs to succeed right now, and in the future.

  • Integrated offering – Executive Search and Interim  – providing you with immediate leadership to address critical issues while simultaneously planning for a permanent replacement
  • C-Suite and Board Specialists – Board, corporate functions and key sectors
  • Proven track record in providing diverse shortlists – our industry leading mapping platform means we have the technology to search where others don’t, giving your business the advantage
  • Experts in change & transformation – growth, turnaround, tech-enabled disruption, performance and productivity, M&A
  • Fewer off-limits restrictions – giving you greater access to the best talent for your business
  • Global coverage – global talent pools and clients across 48 countries
  • Specialising in FTSE 350, Fortune 500, Privately owned, Private Equity


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Our partners have extensive track records of operating at the top end of the market, earning unparalleled levels of credibility and trust among clients and candidates alike.

Our highly tailored service presents your business in the best possible way, from bespoke candidate briefs through to the targeted and professional manner in which we access proven C-Level executives across the world. We are your trusted representation.

Solutions And Expertise

As a business, we run around 400 searches a year, in comparison to the major global search firms who handle more than 10,000 a year. Our positioning bridges the gap between smaller boutiques who don’t have the same level of experience, expertise and resources, and the big global search firms who are unable to approach certain organizations and individuals due to their extensive off-limits restrictions. We are practiced at identifying and approaching the top 10% of global transformational leadership.

  • All Solutions
  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Communications
  • Consulting
  • Consumer
  • FinTech
  • Industrial
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Machine Learning
  • Manufacturing
  • Non-Profit
  • Payments/Processes
  • Technology
  • Venture Capital
  • All Functions

News Briefings

Finding HR Leaders and Diversity Chiefs Remains Hot Spot for Executive Recruiters  

More and more, chief executive officers have recognized the strategic role that the human resources function plays in the core strategic issues their companies face, including growth strategy, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, increased board oversight, and evolving governance and reporting. HR can also ensure that clear changes are made to recruitment and capability-building processes by

How HR Can Help Build the Organization of the Future  

The pandemic has created profound and immediate changes to how societies operate and how individuals interact and work. McKinsey & Company recently spoke with 350 HR leaders about the role of uncertainty in their function. They said that over the next two years they wanted to prioritize initiatives that strengthen their organizations’ ability to drive change in

Leadership and Succession for the Next Normal

Chief executive officers were already operating in a volatile, fast-changing business environment when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, accelerating challenges that were already in place. The crisis has led to a gradual evolution of ‘leadership DNA.’ U.K.-headquartered executive search firm Savannah Group recently surveyed 90 chairs and CEOs from FTSE and PE-backed companies about their views

Savannah Group Appoints Head of Industrial Practice

U.K.-headquartered executive search and interim management specialist Savannah Group has appointed Chris Donkin as a partner and head of the firm’s industrial practice. “I am delighted that Chris has joined the Savannah team,” said John Ellis, CEO of Savannah Group. “His deep sector knowledge and impressive record with leading industrial clients will add further strength to this

Press Releases

Savannah Group Appoints Head of Industrial Practice

UK headquartered executive search and interim management specialist Savannah Group has appointed Chris Donkin as Managing Partner and Head of the firm’s Industrial Practice. John Ellis – CEO of Savannah Group “‘I am delighted that Chris has joined the Savannah team. His deep sector knowledge and impressive record with leading industrial clients will add further

Savannah Helps FA Appoint New Members to Inclusion Advisory Board

The Football Association [The FA] has appointed seven new members to its Inclusion Advisory Board [IAB], with Savannah Group making five of the Board appointments. Former professional footballers Marvin Sordell and Liam Rosenior; Centre for Mental Health CEO Sarah Hughes; KPMG’s Director of Inclusion, Diversity and Social Equality, Edleen John; and Transport for London’s Director



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