Helping you make Leadership Inspired Appointments

In a world of change, complexity and uncertainty, the demands on Boards and their Directors have never been greater.

Board & CEO

We believe organizations and their Boards deserve better from executive search. This is why we have built a Board & CEO practice that delivers something more.

For 20 years, we have worked with many of the leading listed and private Boards around the world to appoint Chairs, Non-Executive Directors, CEOs and exceptional General Managers. Deep research, lateral thinking and a desire to find the perfect candidate are the foundations of everything we do.

Wherever they are and whatever they may be doing, we introduce you to the very best talent. We present candidates who are aligned with your commercial goals, your purpose and your culture.

We have developed a reputation for providing courageous and future-focused advice, while also nurturing and championing diversity and inclusivity as we strive to create Board and leadership teams fit for the expectations and demands of today.


What our clients say

“Different league from other headhunters – from the process, to the evaluation of candidates, they are first class. They know the market and set themselves apart from others with their judgement.”


CFO & Senior Partner, Professional Services Consulting firm

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Board & CEO Leadership at a premium in the Turbulent 20’s

A more charged geopolitical environment, climate change and sustainability, technological transformation, a growing but ageing population and wealth creation and its distribution – these are the macro challenges that all leaders – business, political, NGO and charity – in some shape and form have been grappling with over the past few years.

The Belonging Project

In January 2020, we launched the Belonging Project, conducting over 100 interviews globally with a diverse range of people. Our research reaffirmed our core belief: organizations that create a strong sense of Belonging are more successful – in business, employee satisfaction and longevity. Belonging is the proven cornerstone of success.


When we founded Hedley May, we made a commitment to make a positive impact on our broader communities. We focus on providing opportunity to the underserved through mentorship, internships, workshops and other career development initiatives. We are also dedicated advocates and supporters of numerous social mobility programs.