for a new perspective

 

We believe in the importance of diversity of thought as the biggest competitive advantage to any leadership team, so we always cast a wider net when looking for talent and think outside the traditional search parameters when partnering with our clients.

No other executive search firm is as committed as Audeliss to levelling-up 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 will also talk to a range of compelling people outside the mainstream market map.

65%

of our appointments since 2011 have been diverse candidates

WHAT WE DO

a diverse approach to executive recruitment

The reality is that for many businesses, diversity is still little more than a tick box exercise. The same is true of many other executive search firms. At Audeliss we are proud to be very different and love to work with organisations that share our passion for breaking the status quo.

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.

What helps us is our huge network of diverse global talent so 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:

SEARCH STRATEGY

for a new perspective on talent

Our executive search expertise means that we won’t miss any of the candidates that a traditional search firm will reach (we reach them too), but our position as a destination for diverse talent also allows us to engage a range of compelling people outside the mainstream market map.

Our talent pools primarily focus on gender, ethnicity and LGBT+ but our reputation as an inclusive search firm means we represent all minority communities as well as advocate and ally leaders who are passionate about helping to build diverse organisations.

With offices in both London and New York we approach every senior search assignment with a global lens and are not afraid to look across sector to find the rare qualities that many of our clients are looking for.

Regardless of background our focus is on putting talent first and we will always recommend the best person for the role.

CLIENTS

Who we work with

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

What they say about us

“It’s a daunting endeavour to enter any competition when you know the competition is going to be fierce due to many outstanding candidates and where the winner takes all. Having entered the open competition for the role of Chair for the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS), I was delighted not only by the professional service given by Audeliss throughout the process but also by the personal commitment given by their Chief Executive, Suki Sandau and his team, who ensured the navigation through a very thorough, fair and transparent process was met with clarity, support and good humour – making the process both enjoyable and a pleasure” 

The Baroness Zahida Manzoor CBE

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 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