Børge Andreassen is our Director of Executive Search. His career in executive search spans more than 15 years, and he has been at Prospectus since 2007. Passionate about the beyond profit sector, Børge is particularly interested in its leadership challenges and how these can be addressed to enable the sector to thrive and be more impactful.
Børge started his career as a journalist, before working in politics on several election campaigns in Norway. He read Politics at Norway’s Arctic University in Tromsø, and has an MSc in International Relations from Bristol University. He has also lived and studied in the United States.
He works with a range of clients, and has led the successful searches for Impetus-PEF’s Chief Executive, Environmental Defense Fund’s Executive Director Europe, The People’s Health Trust’s Chair, and MS Society’s Executive Director of Fundraising.
Outside of work, Borge is a trustee of his local Citizens Advice, enjoys cycling, living in and enjoying all that London has to offer, and spending time with family (which includes Freya the Doberman) and friends.
Fiona began her career as a researcher in executive search for the private sector, working with engineering, IT and commercial clients. She joined Prospectus in 2006 and has recently returned, following eighteen months heading up recruitment for the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, a Swiss based foundation with a worldwide presence that works to end malnutrition.
Fiona has sound knowledge and expertise in recruiting to chief executive and director level positions across the not for profit sector in the UK and internationally. She also has a strong understanding of international development and has successfully delivered country director and senior level monitoring and evaluation, programme management, fundraising and policy and advocacy hires, particularly in the areas of public health, agriculture/nutrition, child rights and education.
Fiona has an MSc in International Human Resources and is CIPD qualified.
Linda started her career supporting the boards of arts organisations with their governance and then spent the next 10 years building partnerships between business and the arts working in London, New York and Amsterdam. She then moved into the beyond profit sector working as a fundraiser for arts, charity and media organisations.
Linda moved into Executive Search in 2011, and since joining Prospectus in 2014 has led Director and CEO level searches for the V&A, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Winston’s Wish, The Racing Foundation, Campaign to Protect Rural England and the City of London Sinfonia. Linda has also completed recruitment campaigns for new senior leadership teams at Friends of the Earth and Make-A-Wish UK, appointing to a diverse range of roles including a Director of Disruptive Innovation.
Having led the search for a CEO with a lived experience of disability for Disability Rights UK, Linda is passionate about increasing access to opportunities for people with disabilities, recognising the barriers they face. Also as a mother with a full time job, Linda is keen to advocate flexible working practices that support parents.
Jess comes with nearly 20 years of expertise in business partnerships, governance and fundraising, and is passionate about leadership, governance and building better boards through diversity, skill and creating strong networks.
Before joining Prospectus, Jessica worked at Business in the Community as Head of Operations at Arts & Culture. Her governance expertise includes devising and delivering training for trustees and whole boards; undertaking governance reviews and audits; facilitating away days and visioning exercises; fundraising strategies and training for boards; as well as making 100’s of chair and non-executive appointments. Key business clients have included Deutsche Bank, Northern Trust Bank, Bloomberg and BSkyB. Successful board appointments include Arts Council England, The Almeida, The Whitechapel Gallery and RIBA.
Jess is a board member for 11:18, a theatre company and was a founding Trustee/Director of The Basement, a live arts venue in Brighton and is an associate tutor at Goldsmiths University. She frequently gives lectures and talks on the role of the Board and governance in the cultural sector.
Jess has been a member of the Prince of Wales’ ‘Good Governance Group’ and contributes to the NCVO’s ‘Governance and Leadership’ committee.
Gareth has worked in recruitment since 2001, when he joined the specialist Public Sector & Not for Profit practice at Hays. Since then, Gareth has recruited across a number of sectors but his passion is with the beyond profit sector as he relishes the impact, diversity and learning gained from working with new clients.
Gareth is a member of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals and has led the Senior Appointments team since 2014. He really enjoys building meaningful relationships to find solutions to recruitment challenges, and he has significant experience of recruiting entire teams for clients. The Senior Appointments team recruits to a diverse range of management and leadership roles from Head of and Director to Chief Executive level. Clients include Citizens Advice, The Big Lottery, FareShare and Crisis, as well as many smaller niche organisations.
Outside of work, Gareth volunteers for a homelessness charity, assisting clients with their journey into sustainable employment, and has participated in The Big Issue Foundation’s Big Sleep Out, raising funds for a cause he is passionate about.
Anna has been recruiting senior staff for beyond profit clients since 2009, focusing on securing quality talent at Chief Executive, Director and Board level. After graduating in Business Management, Anna initially worked within the beyond profit sector before moving to an award-winning career in the property industry. As Principal Consultant, Anna now enjoys combining her passion for the beyond profit sector with providing an exceptional service.
Anna is part of the Executive Search team at Prospectus, securing Chief Executives and their teams. In particular she specialises in fundraising appointments, and previously led Prospectus’s award-winning Fundraising Team. She regularly works in partnership with the Institute of Fundraising, fundraising consultancies and Fundraising Directors to identify and address challenges in the market, and she enjoys maintaining a strong network of senior fundraisers. Recently Anna has recruited the Director of Fundraising at Shelter, the Director of Fundraising and Communications at Breast Cancer Care and both Director and Assistant Directors of Fundraising for CLIC Sargent. She has also recently recruited the Chief Executives of Women’s Aid England, Willow Foundation, War on Want and Chance UK.
Ami graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing and worked as a Registered Nurse in Australia and the UK for six years before working in healthcare sales and then healthcare recruitment for many years.
Ami joined Prospectus in January 2006, going on to lead our Office and Professional business area before joining the Executive Search Practice in 2011. Ami has worked with a wide range of charities, trusts and social enterprises across the sector, successfully recruiting Director and Chief Executive level positions. She specialises in working with grant making organisations.
Ami takes pride in her ability to ensure a high quality service of ongoing support, advice and executive search expertise, exploring skills and experience alongside how a candidate’s values and ambition align to her client’s values, mission and vision. Recently Ami has led the CEO searches for Community Foundation in Wales, UnLtd, The Foyer Federation, London Community Foundation, Help Musicians UK, Peter Jones Foundation, MK Community Foundation, The Brilliant Club, Hertfordshire Community Foundation and the James Wentworth Memorial Fund to name a few.
Sara is a self-confessed “career recruiter”, having worked in recruitment for over 30 years. She has worked across the private, public and beyond profit sectors in the UK and Australia. Sara has a keen interest in the charity sector and has spent the last 17 years working with charities, finding talented individuals for executive and board appointments.
Sara joined the Executive Search team over three years ago and has enjoyed leading on a wide range of senior leadership appointments. These have included appointing a new executive team at the Big Lottery Fund, CEOs for the Young Foundation and Anti-Slavery International, and the Chair of Exeter based disability charity, Step One.
Sara was recently involved in a fundraising event for the Big Issue Foundation’s Big Sleep Out, leading a team of colleagues to raise over £4,000 by “sleeping rough” for one night in London to raise awareness of homelessness.
Anna began her career working in fundraising at a national disability charity for 2 years, before joining Prospectus in 1997. Over the following 8 years she worked on permanent recruitment within the Office and Professional team, managing and developing the team for 6 years, before leaving at the end of 2004 to undertake a volunteer project abroad with Raleigh International.
On her return, Anna worked back in the beyond profit sector working for 2 years in a management role at an outward bound centre for people with disabilities based in Devon before becoming a Vocational Development Manager at a training provider based in East London, helping young people not in employment, education or training in to work based learning.
Having worked in and for the sector for over 18 years, Anna brings a breadth of skills and experience to the recruitment process and works across several disciplines on roles from £40,000 upwards including Manager, Head of Department, Director and CEO.
Alex is a Recruitment specialist within our Senior Appointments team with a career spanning over 14 years’ experience working across permanent, contract and freelance positions. Alex has specialised across multiple sectors from market research to healthcare and now solely focuses on senior positions within the beyond profit sector.
Alex works in partnership with charities and social enterprises and has led the successful searches for Heads of department, Director, COO and CEO positions, with a particular focus on senior finance roles.
Alex brings a wealth of experience to the Senior Appointments team, providing advice and guidance on recruitment strategies and best practice to clients to ensure a bespoke, quality service is provided.
Alex is an active volunteer and a Trustee of Icon Theatre, and outside of work enjoys running marathons, supporting Charlton Athletic and cooking.
Thea Robson is a Consultant within our Executive Search team. Her career within Executive Search started at Russell Reynolds Associates where she worked as an Executive Director in the Industrial Practice and within the Global Non-For Profit Practice.
Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Thea’s background is within operational transformation in the Global Energy and Utilities Sectors. She was a Senior Manager in EY’s Customer practice, and also held roles in industry such as Head of Transformation at SSE and Head of Customer Operations at Bord Gáis.
Before moving into management consultancy Thea worked at Unilever and then at BOC as a channel development manager. In addition to her day job, Thea is a Trustee for the Sunflower Trust and a strategic advisor for Lively Minds a Children’s’ education charity that operates in Africa. She has worked in the field for Lively Minds in both Uganda and Ghana and has travelled extensively across sub-Saharan Africa.
Thea has a BA (Hons) from Bristol University and an MSc in Strategic Marketing Management from Cranfield Business School.
In her spare time Thea is passionate about travelling, yoga and being in the great outdoors!
After a diverse early career including running a small fine art foundry, Liesel’s strong people orientation led her into recruitment. In 2003 Liesel joined Prospectus and over a 10 year period enjoyed building great relationships with a wide variety of beyond profit organisations and individuals, providing a high quality recruitment service as well as outplacement support and employability skills training. Liesel took her experience in-house when she joined a leading UK children's mental health charity, Place2Be, where she was responsible for high volume clinical employee and volunteer attraction, recruitment and on-boarding.
Keen to return to working with a wider client group, Liesel re-joined Prospectus in September 2016. Values focussed and with a strong interest in a wide variety of social causes, she enjoys building and deepening long term client and candidate relationships built on trust.
Liesel also enjoys using her skills as a committed volunteer – regularly offering CV and skills training to the long term unemployed and through her school governance commitment. A believer in life long learning, Liesel is currently undertaking part time counselling training and hopes to take up a volunteer counselling placement with children in the near future.
Steve is an experienced recruitment consultant, focusing on permanent and contract vacancies within our Senior Appointments Team. Prior to joining Prospectus and the not for profit sector, Steve recruited for office support and facilities management vacancies at Reed and The Management Recruitment Group respectively.
Steve transitioned into recruitment in 2013 having had a 13 year career within supply chain, specialising in customer services, logistics and operations. Within this time Steve had key responsibility for managing customer service levels, day-to-day operations, recruitment and team management.
Steve works with a range of clients covering various specialisms, typically recruiting for Head of Department and Director level vacancies. He has always been passionate about providing exceptional service, and is keen to add value to both candidates and clients in the not for profit sector over the coming years.
Steve recently competed in the British 10k in London as part of a Prospectus team that raised funds for youth charity Redthread.
Lottie read Fine Art at University before starting her career at Christie’s the Fine Art Auction House. She then moved into graduate recruitment where she spent over four years managing small and large scale recruitment projects across multiple sectors, including a secondment to the global media and entertainment organisation NBCUniversal where she led on senior internal hires.
As Head of Research, Lottie leads and manages the Research team, supporting the Researchers to excel in conducting research and building networks with senior executives and board directors across a range of sectors – including charities, commercial, social enterprises, higher education, and local government.
Lottie also works as a Senior Consultant in the Board Appointments team across the beyond profit space placing Chairs, Trustees and Treasurers at a wide range of organisations such as Stonewall, Sustrans, UnLtd, Big Lottery Fund, and Wood Green.
Throughout her career Lottie has been an active member of charity committees, organising and participating in fundraising events and volunteering including running a charity shop, renovating a house for vulnerable women and supporting the charity Access Aspiration with mock interviewing for sixth form students.
Selam’s passion for the charity sector stemmed from her international upbringing and began at a young age, having been greatly influenced by her surroundings. Selam works closely with the consultants to ensure high quality and in-depth research. She focuses on candidate engagement, sourcing and acquisition across executive and board opportunities.
Prior to working at Prospectus, Selam participated in promoting macroeconomic inclusiveness of economies and transnational trade integration of 19 African countries and developed a keen interest in international development. Undertaking research on emerging issues within Eastern and Southern Africa gave Selam a good insight of how organisations operate at both national and international level. It has also provided her with the opportunity to understand a range of contemporary issues in the beyond profit sector. Selam gained her Masters in Political Economy of Development at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.
Eva started her career in London as an intern in Operations, Events Coordination and Research for two organisations working within the educational and migration sector, and has recently completed a Joint Master Degree in Inter-Mediterranean Mediation.
Eva joined Prospectus in 2017 as a Researcher in the Executive Team. Her wide range of interests include migration, local and international development, grassroots movements and community engagement.
Her volunteering experience as a Scout Master taught her values such as active citizenship, teamwork and social commitment. Over the past two years Eva has been volunteering for several organisations working with asylum seekers and refugees in France and the UK.
James completed a Masters in Political Research at Newcastle University. During his time at University, James had the opportunity to work with charitable organisations, conducting research with organisations such as Carers Northumberland and the West End Food Bank. These opportunities are what have inspired him to build a career working with the charity sector in the hope that in his work he can help to affect positive social change.
Working with a diverse breadth of clients within the beyond profit sector, James conducts in depth research which helps to target and ultimately place the right candidates in executive and board level roles, ensuring the sector has the leadership that it deserves.
James’ interests within the sector include homelessness, mental health and informal caring.
Rihana completed a Masters degree in Global Ethics and Human Values at King’s College London, completing her dissertation on the disparities between male and female freedom and lack of liberal rights. Rihana is extremely passionate about diversity, and gender equality, in the beyond profit sector.
Rihana is committed to conducting excellent research, and engages individuals and builds relationships across all sectors. She is passionate about ensuring that every candidate has a positive experience and feels fully supported in our process.
Before joining Prospectus Rihana worked within research for a project led by the National Commission on Muslim Women, based in the House of Lords, which was devised to create a platform for British Muslim women to celebrate their achievements and contributions to society.
Sarah recently completed her post graduate legal training at The College of Law in Bloomsbury and now provides administrative support to the Prospectus Executive Team, answering all calls and ensuring candidates are assisted through their recruitment journey as effectively as possible.
With over 20 years’ experience within a major disaster relief and development NGO, Sarah is also an active volunteer in a number of organisations.
Jahdai joined Prospectus in April 2018 as an Administrator and supports our Senior Appointments team.
Jahdai has a keen interest in the beyond profit sector and previously worked as a Youth Project Coordinator in her local community where she gained admin experience. Working at Prospectus with a variety of teams will give her the experience she needs to further her career as an administrator, and further her learning around the sector.