Saxton Bampfylde Seeks Chiefs for Two Charitable Organizations

March 20, 2017 – U.K.-headquartered executive recruiter Saxton Bampfylde has been tapped by non-profit organizations Add International and Metropolitan to find new chief executive officers.

ADD, a highly ambitious and innovative values-driven organization, is a disability rights charity fighting for independence, equality and opportunity for disabled people living in poverty in Africa and Asia. Since 1985, it has been a key ally to the disability movement – working in areas of extreme poverty alongside disabled people’s organizations run by disability activists at a local and national level, supporting them with the tools and resources to build powerful movements for change.

The organization seeks a chief executive who will be responsible for setting and delivering its vision alongside its board of trustees. The chosen candidate will have the experience to lead the organization and further develop its goals in a wider environment of constant change. The incoming leader will be a values-driven, inspiring chief with proven experience of shaping organizational vision and strategy and delivering outstanding operational results in a complex stakeholder and partnership focused context.

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Metropolitan is a provider of integrated housing services, care and support and community regeneration. With over 38,000 homes, it serves more than 90,000 customers across the U.K. Building on the momentum of a successful turnaround, it is now looking to appoint a dynamic CEO to lead it through the next key phase of its development. The successful candidate will play a key role in delivering on its strategy, shaping its future and leading and evolution focused increasingly on growth.

A visible and inspiring leader, this incoming leader will head a team of around 1,500 people, and will be pivotal in enabling change, taking prudent risk and enabling an agile, high performing organization. A key priority will be to effectively develop its relationships with a range of external partners and stakeholders. The organization is looking for an experienced leader who has an intuitive understanding of Metropolitan’s social agenda but complements this with a thoroughly commercial approach.

Recruiting Other Leaders

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. The search firm is recruiting new leaders for a number of exceptional clients, including ACS International Schools, Kingston University, The David Ross Education Trust, Wycliffe, ACS International Schools, King’s College London, The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, and the General Dental Council, among others.

The firm recently added Dr. Jennifer Barnes to its consulting team to work across the firm’s global higher education and arts & culture search practices. Dr. Barnes has a broad range of experience from higher education, business and the arts. Previously, 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.

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

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