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.
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.
As a trusted leadership advisor to boards, Mary chairs the Board & CEO Practice at August Leadership.
As an innovator, Asad has founded and now leads August Leadership, one of the fastest-growing executive leadership search firms.
Piers has spent over 25 years in leadership roles in the human capital sectors as a founder entrepreneur, CEO, board director and investor.
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’s career in consumer business spanned over 35 years.
Eugenio brings extensive experience as a search consultant and leadership advisor, specializing in the financial sector across diverse industries and organizational levels.
Gavin specializes in senior-level CXO and Board appointments across the Middle East as an experienced recruitment and executive search professional.
Sanjay Shah has over 30 years of board-level experience in the UK and Saudi Arabia.
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.
James has a keen interest in innovative, technology-enabled industrial, healthcare, and consumer businesses.
Chun has more than 12 years executive search experience.
Thomas Fuller is a seasoned senior leadership advisor and executive search consultant who serves clients across the global Consumer sector.