"I need to listen well so that I hear what is not said."

Thuli Madonsela

We widen your pool of talent and bolster your succession planning through our insight, personal networks and openness to look beyond the obvious. We forensically select the best candidates for the challenges of both today and tomorrow.

Example roles recruited have included:

Reinsurance CEOs, CFOs, CROs, COOs, CUs and Claims Directors (Life & Non-Life businesses in UK, continental Europe & South Africa); Brokerage CEO (U.S & U.K); Fintech CEOs (Europe); Lloyd's Syndicate CEO; CEOs, COOs and Commercial Directors within European Healthcare businesses; Fund Management Sales, Marketing and Compliance Directors across Europe; Insurance Chief Actuaries (UK and Germany); Insurance Director of Strategy & Innovation (U.K & U.S); Global Head of Cyber (Financial Services multinational).

Executive Search

Bowden Penrose works across all senior functional roles irrespective of sector, having a particular interest in assisting with roles with transferrable skills, spanning industries and geographies. We understand that to achieve the best results, it is often preferable to look both globally and outside of the client's own sector.

We do, however, have a particular depth of expertise within insurance,
asset management, hospitality, membership organisations, healthcare,
and the private sector.

Having prior experience on the UK board of one of the largest global financial services players, our CEO has seen first-hand how, over time, talent decisions can profoundly impact organisations - both operationally and strategically. Much has been learned from this, not least through his setting up of a highly successful in-house head-hunting function. We believe this hands-on combination, of HR and corporate board member experience, differentiates us from many traditional headhunting firms staffed by career consultants.

We have a competitive approach to pricing, reflective of our lean and effective business model. We hold ourselves accountable for the best results, through
market-leading post appointment follow-up, and are selective regarding the mandates we accept, to ensure each assignment benefits from the highest level of focus at every stage.

Largely unrestricted by off-limits, we will find you the very best
executives wherever they are.