Board & CEO

The need for a strong, effective board of directors has never been greater. The board’s role has become much more wide-ranging, complex, and demanding.

What We Do

The boardroom has undergone significant change since the financial crisis. One major trend over the past decade has been the professionalization of the corporate director’s role. The job is more active and demanding than it was. There is greater transparency, more pressure for diversity, stakeholder activism, more potential for litigation, sustainability, to name but a few of the contemporary pressures.

The modern board consists of specialists, with each member expected to contribute a strategic perspective to the organization. There is widespread demand for expertise in areas including technology, marketing, cybersecurity, entrepreneurship, emerging and international markets.

At August Leadership, we pride ourselves on our partner-led search approach to work globally with public listed, PE backed, private, not for profit and family-owned organizations to build and enhance boards which can improve their effectiveness and performance.

As their champions of diversity within our firm and in executive search – across industries – we understand the importance of diverse thinking on boards and are adept at finding diverse talent to provide our clients with a well-balanced board. We present a diverse short list on every assignment.

Our Expertise

  • Board Member Recruitment
  • Board Structure
  • Board Composition
  • Board Orientation
  • Advisory Boards

Practice Team

Mary Macleod


As a trusted leadership advisor to boards, Mary chairs the Board & CEO Practice at August Leadership.

Asad Haider

Founder & CEO

As an innovator, Asad has founded and now leads August Leadership, one of the fastest-growing executive leadership search firms.

Piers Marmion


Piers has spent over 25 years in leadership roles in the human capital sectors as a founder entrepreneur, CEO, board director and investor.

John Purkiss


John has over 25 years of experience in executive search.  He has recruited senior executives and board members for a wide range of companies.

Musharaf Hai

Advisory Partner

Musharaf’s career in consumer business spanned over 35 years. 

Eugenio Riquelme


Eugenio brings extensive experience as a search consultant and leadership advisor, specializing in the financial sector across diverse industries and organizational levels. 

Ken Greger


With an impressive depth of domestic and international experience, Ken is well-regarded as a thought leader and advisor to the travel and hospitality industry.

Chun Liew


Chun has more than 12 years executive search experience.

Thomas Fuller


Thomas Fuller is a seasoned senior leadership advisor and executive search consultant who serves clients across the global Consumer sector.

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