Simon Laver

Managing Partner, Perrett Laver

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Address: 44 Hertford Street, London W1J 7DP

Phone: 44 207 659 7900


Advice: Deliver on present challenges; practice your honesty/straightforwardness; work out what matters and keep your viewpoint at the strategic level

Qualities sought in emerging leaders: Conviction; intellect; focus on outcomes and impact; innate authority without arrogance

Sector specialization: Nonprofits; public sector; higher education; environment; arts and institutions

Job function specialization: CEO; Board appointments; C-level

Geographical Focus: global

Companies I often recruit for: Oxfam, Oxford University, Exel/DHL, Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), World Vision International

Favorite historical figure: St. Paul

Education: London Business School, MBA, 2000; University of Oxford, MA, 1994

Languages: English, French

Employment history: Co-founder and Managing Director, Perrett Laver, 2002-present; Saxton Bampfylde Hever, 1997-2002

Other interests: Sailing, Painting, Photography

Professional/Membership Affiliations: Since 2006, Trustee of Tearfund UK (leading UK-based NGO, Since 2008, Chair of International and Advocacy Committee, Tearfund UK; Since 2002, Chair of Board of Viva (Global Charity)

Experience in executive search consulting: 14

High Profile Placement: International Director, Oxfam GB, Penny Lawrence

Other paths I might have pursued: Overseas development

The global business trend that will most influence corporate performance in the future: Alignment of commercial outcomes/impact with authenticity in leadership and corporate integrity across the entire organization.

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