A completely different executive search firm.

Experienced, open-minded and rigorous, we’ve
re-engineered the executive search process, and we think you’ll like what we’ve done with it.

Our purpose is to level the playing field for diverse leaders for executive and non-executive roles.   We’re the destination for diverse talent, and a refreshing alternative to the tired, uninspiring offer of mainstream competitors. 

Colourful where others are grey, bold where others are staid, we guarantee to create meaningful encounters between exceptional talent and progressive organisations – and we’ve built an impressive reputation on our results.


of our appointments since 2011 have been diverse candidates


A diverse approach to executive recruitment

The reality is that for many businesses, diversity is still little more than a tick box exercise; but it’s always been at the heart of what we do, and why we do it. Every one of our team is part of something they passionately believe in, and clients tell us that our energy, insight, uncompromising professionalism and genuine integrity makes a measurable difference.

Research shows that diverse teams make better-informed decisions, so we’re here to support talented individuals into career-changing roles, and enhance the overall effectiveness of our clients’ strategic goals. We understand that finding the right person is difficult; we make the finding process simpler.

The good news? Well it’s partly about ‘who you know’ and we’re incredibly well-connected, with over 120 years’ combined experience, an outstanding network of candidates, and client organisations across the globe. Whether you need to hire a CFO to complete your leadership team, a non-executive director to challenge the board, or an interim HR Director for a six month transformation project, we’re here to help.

Our progressive, visionary business is structured around four fundamental areas:


Redefining executive search

Traditional recruiters have relied on outdated, narrow methods that only reach out to the usual suspects. They don’t embrace innovation and are content in blending in and unwilling to challenge the status quo.

And then there’s the Audeliss approach.

No other search firm is as committed as Audeliss to levelling the playing field for executive and non-executive opportunities for women, ethnic minorities and LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*) candidates. So while you won’t miss any of the candidates that a traditional search firm would identify (we identify them too), we will also include a range of compelling people outside the mainstream market map.

Candidates are attracted by our energy and passion, but there’s nothing impulsive about our search methodology. Meticulous, detailed, and professional, with incredibly high standards throughout, we cherish our relationships – from the initial briefing, through to assessment, due diligence, offer management and onboarding.

The result? We’ve developed unmatched and unique networks of exceptional, diverse, highly capable candidates, who trust both us and our judgement – and we’ll happily introduce you to them.


Who we work with


What they say about us

Audeliss is a truly unique executive search firm. The entire team provides an exceptional breadth of experience and insight. I’ve worked with them on multiple roles at Aviva and I’m particularly impressed with their level of perseverance and tenacity to deliver. Finding rockstar diverse candidates is something we take seriously and Audeliss are as passionate about that as we are. Their due diligence and assessment methods always result in an accurate picture of the candidate that stands the test of time and performance.  If you are used to working with the traditional search firms, give Audeliss a go, you will not be disappointed. I look forward to working with them again in the future.”

Sarah Morris, Group Chief People Officer - Aviva Plc

From the very beginning, Audeliss understood exactly what we were looking for. Their team practised close communication with complete professionalism throughout the search. Despite a challenging brief they provided a variety of diverse candidates, whose skills and experience consistently impressed the Nationwide Board at every stage of the recruitment process.”

David Roberts, Chairman - Nationwide Building Society

“The team is authentic and takes a partnership approach, which not only makes me feel valued as a client, but it ensures the best candidates are provided to us the first time. Audeliss is ahead of the rest and I would encourage other businesses to take the same modern approach because of the commercial value it adds now and in the future.”

Dave Bradley, Retail HR Director - Primark

“The role required a very specific brief that called for niche candidates with both analytical and communication skills who would also be a good cultural fit for the unique environment at Ofcom, and we were eager to increase the diversity of the team. Audeliss presented us with a diverse shortlist that included excellent senior female, BAME and LGBT talent with a broad range of skills and experience.”

Sharon White, Chief Executive Officer - Ofcom

“STEM is a notoriously difficult industry in which to find diverse candidates, so we engaged Audeliss knowing they were executive diversity specialists. Audeliss rose to the challenge, delivering a global shortlist that included exceptional female and ethnic minority candidates, with whom we were incredibly impressed. I would thoroughly recommend Audeliss for their unique ability to source excellent diverse talent and to provide a positive and productive recruitment experience.”

Gordon Pitman, Senior VP HR - GKN