With a wealth of experience in recruiting senior roles within the not for profit sector, we pride ourselves in our understanding of the unique issues facing voluntary organisations. With senior-level backgrounds in the not for profit, public and commercial sectors, our consultants have the gravitas and communication skills to give you access to a wide range of high-profile networks. We’ll use these networks to ensure you reach candidates with the right skills and experience, both inside and outside the not for profit sector.
You’ll also benefit from the support of our in-house advertising team, specialising in creating high-impact, strategic recruitment campaigns to attract experienced candidates. Click here for recent examples of their creative work.
The Executive Recruitment team:
Borge Andreassen - Head of Executive Recruitment
With a decade of recruitment and management experience, Borge has conducted searches for Chief Executives and Directors for a range of non-profit organisations, including foundations and social businesses. From Norway, he has studied in the United States and has an MSc in International Relations from Bristol University.
Prior to his executive search career, Borge worked as a journalist, and subsequently in politics as a researcher and campaigns manager, running several successful election campaigns. He also serves on the management committee of a London-based youth charity, and mentors a social entrepreneur.
Ami Jenick - Senior ConsultantAfter graduating with a Bachelor of Nursing, Ami worked as a registered nurse before working in healthcare sales and then healthcare recruitment for several years. She joined Prospectus in January 2006, as Deputy Team Leader of the temporary recruitment team.
Having moved to the permanent recruitment team, she successfully completed her REC Diploma in Recruitment Practice before becoming the manager of the Office and Professional Recruitment Department and part of the senior management team at Prospectus for over 3 years. Ami moved across to the Executive Recruitment Team as a Senior Consultant in Nov 2011.
Philip Nelson - Senior Consultant
A graduate in Economics and a senior search consultant responsible for the recruitment of leadership roles for clients within Education, Central Government and the not-for-profit sector, his professional life now extends into his private life, where he currently serves as a school governor in Camden, and as a trustee of the Coram’s Fields and the Harmsworth Memorial Playground, a charity supporting children and young adults up to the age of 16.
Philip has also managed and developed a range of external relationships, including managing and delivering workshops for the Network for Black Professionals and managing and delivering a ‘Question Time’ event focused on school leadership with the Guardian newspaper.
Anna Gardet – Senior Consultant
After graduating with a Business Management degree, Anna began her career working within the charity sector, including with WWF and the Red Cross. She subsequently enjoyed an award-winning career managing offices in the property industry, before moving in to executive search in 2008 to fulfil her ambition of working with the charity sector. She works with charity, not-for-profit and education clients, recruiting leadership positions, including Chairs, Trustees, Chief Executives and Directors and helping these clients to build their teams.
Francesca Lahiguera – Senior Consultant
An expert in executive search, specialising in pan-European search assignments, Francesca beginning her search career with Heidrick & Struggles’ global technology practice, before going on to work with boutique search firms in Paris and London. Prior to this, Francesca spent 12 years in the software sector in both corporate and field marketing positions with Interleaf, Informix and Sun Microsystems, based in Boston, Munich and Paris, respectively.
An American/French national, Francesca holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University, and has volunteered for a range of organisations, particularly within the women and public health fields.
Darren Meeks - Senior Consultant
Darren is a history graduate and career recruiter with over eleven years professional recruitment experience, spent specialising in executive appointments in local government and the wider public sector. Darren joined the executive team at Prospectus as a Senior Consultant in September 2010, with a remit to develop senior and executive recruitment within the public sector, including the NHS, with a particular focus on finance and related roles.
Richard Gutch – Associate
Richard began his career in local government and then joined NCVO as Assistant Director in 1985. He has subsequently been Chief Executive of Arthritis Care, Director for England for the Community Fund and Chief Executive of Futurebuilders England. He is a former chair of ACEVO and of the Long Term Medical Conditions Alliance, has written extensively about the third sector and is a regular speaker at conferences. He is a board member of the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action.