About Us

Savannah Group is a global executive search and interim management firm, specializing in functional C-Suite appointments and key-sectors. We empower business leadership teams by helping them acquire executives that enable and deliver short-term and long-term transformation.

Founded in 2002 and rebranded as Savannah in 2017, more than 600 of the worlds leading brands have chosen to use us and 85% of our revenue is from repeat business.

Our team of 50+ people, bespoke and personal service, global coverage and integrated search and interim practices provide organizations with the proven transformational leadership they need. Partners at Savannah are involved in our service delivery at every step. They are industry-leading figures whose networks are second to none.


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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.

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

News Briefings

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

Driving Greater Diversity in Recruitment

Diversity and inclusion is firmly on the boardroom agenda and companies are actively looking to improve equality in their recruiting practices. This is a trend that is not going away and which many companies are tackling head on, both internally and through their suppliers. As a result, executive search firms are addressing their role in

Savannah Group Partners with Psychometric Assessment Expert to Create New Tool

Drawing on insights from providing executive talent to over 1,000 businesses on short and long-term transformation projects, U.K.-headquartered executive search and interim management specialist Savannah Group has partnered with Alan Bourne of Sova, one of the leading innovators in the design of psychometric tools, to create a new psychometric assessment tool called the Pillars of Transformation.

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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