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Recruiting a CEO to Create Transformational Change – CEO Executive Search Case Study

An ambitious charity as a catalyst for change

The Problem

New CEO Executive Search for an ambitious charity as a catalyst for change A world-renowned charity contacted Ramsey Hall to lead the search for a new CEO. The brief was to recruit a candidate who could transform the leadership and governance of the charity whilst leading the team to accelerate growth.

The Solution

Our researchers were instructed to identify potential candidates in similar roles whilst a national advertising campaign in The Sunday Times targeted not-for profit sector candidates. A ‘long list’ of candidates was interviewed by Ramsey Hall and various psychometric assessment tests administered to gain an even greater understanding of their potential and performance. Ramsey Hall also agreed to chair the Nominations Committee which consisted of a number of the charity’s trustees. Six candidates were interviewed by the Nominations Committee with two going forward for final interview by the full Trustee Board.

The Outcome

Two years later and the now well-established chief executive has achieved significant growth in charitable reach and outcomes. The leadership team has now become far more engaged, leading to what they themselves described as “transformational change” to leadership, governance and ‘bottom line’ performance within the organisation. This in turn led to an organisational redesign which eliminated duplication and waste.

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