About

Our vision

We level the playing field for leadership teams and boardrooms globally so that everyone has a fair chance to win the opportunity.    

Although we specifically represent LGBT+, ethnic minorities and females; we work with all types of talented candidates. We put talent before background and will always recommend the best person for the role.

We want clients with a senior opportunity to think of us first, and we enjoy developing enduring, positive conversations with talented individuals throughout their career.

 

Our purpose

Audeliss sprang from a conviction that client and candidate care across our industry just wasn’t good enough, and that someone needed to step up and raise the bar. 

So we undertook this challenge and ditched the needless jargon and gimmicks, focused on building real relationships, and fundamentally, we wanted people to enjoy the experience of working with an executive search firm.  

PHILOSOPHY

Our core values

BE BRILLIANT

We only offer the best to our clients and candidates. Our job is not only to be brilliant, but to create a setting in which you can shine too.

BE HUMAN

Whether you’re hiring or pursuing a role, some days can be a grind. We never lose the human touch, we’re always kind, and we treat everyone with respect.

BE LOYAL

We give total loyalty to our clients, candidates and our colleagues. Loyalty is earned, given, and (hopefully) received in return.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS

Our global reach

Our extensive network of valuable clients and exceptional candidates allows us to provide our expertise globally. So wherever you are, there’s a little corner of Audeliss.

Team Team
OUR PEOPLE

Meet the team

Suki Sandhu

Founder & CEO

Suki Sandhu

Founder & CEO

One of the UK’s leading diversity specialists, Suki has been revolutionising executive search and inclusion for 15 years.

Having started his career at a FTSE 250 recruitment company before becoming a Partner for a boutique firm he established Audeliss in 2011. Recruiting leaders and executives for global organisations across sectors and industries, Suki has established a unique network of exceptional and diverse candidates as well as building successful relationships with clients. 

Determined to shape inclusive workplaces, in 2013 Suki founded OUTstanding, an LGBT+ membership organisation which, in partnership with The Financial Times, publishes an annual role model list recognising leading LGBT+ and ally executives and LGBT+ future leaders. The powerful work and rapid success of OUTstanding earned Suki the title of ‘Innovator of the Year’ at the 2013 European Diversity Awards and he was also named 64th in The Independent’s ‘Rainbow List’.

In 2016, Suki was appointed a Trustee of the Guild of HR Professionals.

The following year Suki launched EMpower and HERoes – initiatives focused on ethnic minorities and women.  Each year, in partnership with the Financial Times, EMpower and HERoes publishes role model lists globally. In 2017 Suki was also named as “Most Inspiring Recruitment Leader” at The Recruiter’s Investing in Talent Awards.

In 2018, Suki launched INvolve – an overarching mother-brand for OUTstanding, EMpower and HERoes. It encapsulates the mission, values and vision across all three brands, helping to create diverse and inclusive businesses where everyone can, and does, succeed. A world that involves 100% of everyone.

Suki is also a Stonewall Ambassador and passionately supports many charities including The Albert Kennedy Trust and Outright International. 

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“I’ve spent most of my life, professionally and personally, dedicating my time and energy to making a difference. I’m constantly looking at new ways to level the playing field in business and I’ll never stop until the business world shows a truly diverse landscape with genuine inclusion.”

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Jonathan Swain

Managing Director UK

Jonathan Swain

Managing Director UK

Jonathan has 20+ years’ experience recruiting to board and executive roles for a range of high profile public sector organisations.

Prior to his career in executive recruitment, Jonathan was responsible for the national delivery of the Audit Commission’s Comprehensive Performance Assessment as well as being its national policy lead for children’s services. As well as serving as Deputy Director at the Cabinet Office, Jonathan has worked for five local authorities in senior roles.

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"In an often grey and traditional recruitment landscape, I am proud and delighted to be working in an innovative business that through its quality diverse and inclusive talent solutions is resetting the dial so successfully."

Felicity Hassan

Managing Director US

Felicity Hassan

Managing Director US

Felicity started her executive search career in London over 15 years ago and has spent the past 10 years in New York where she has had the opportunity to establish a Search practice for a boutique firm before moving In-house to oversee global recruiting efforts for a broad spectrum of opportunities. 

This experience of having worked on both sides of the table has enabled her to build an appreciation for her clients and candidates. Through Audeliss, Felicity fulfils a market gap for thoughtful partnership with clients committed to creating a truly diverse workplace. 

She is a mother of two based in Westchester, USA. 

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felicity@audeliss.com

“Over the past 10 years in New York I have seen bold strides in diversity and inclusion in corporate America but this seismic shift still has a way to go!   As a mother of two and a member of a mixed race family Audeliss’ vision resonates personally and professionally. I am committed to driving a change agenda that will remove bias and quantifiably move the needle.”

Chris Bernard

Associate Director

Chris Bernard

Associate Director

Chris is one of UK’s predominant interim management and executive search professionals. She lends her 20+ years experience in this field to Audeliss’ practice areas as well as sitting on the leadership team.

Prior to joining Audeliss, Chris was a senior partner and board director at a City-based boutique executive search and interim management provider. Before this role, she was Managing Director of the Interim Management business of a multinational HR consulting group.  Previously to this, she was with a leading International Business School, where she ran their operations for tailored executive programmes.

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“Audeliss truly have a strong unique selling point in our offering within what can sometimes look like a fairly homogenous recruitment landscape. I enjoy closely with our clients and candidates in supporting them in the provision of quality diverse and inclusive senior talent solutions through our executive search, interim management and board practice offerings.”

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Sarah Haynes

Delivery Consultant

Sarah Haynes

Delivery Consultant

Over the last 10 years, Sarah has worked extensively within the research function in various boutiques with a strong focus on HR and tax and finance mandates within commerce, financial institutions and professional services.

Sarah  has a deep understanding of the nuances of the industry and enjoys particularly challenging searches, going that extra mile to find perfect quality matches for the roles she works on.

Sarah loves the role executive search affords her; making a difference to peoples’ lives which has never been more evident since she joined Audeliss.

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sarah@audeliss.com

“It was a bit of a light bulb moment when I met the Audeliss team. I was bowled over by their commitment for changing the status quo. It is the first time I have been able to combine my career with my own beliefs and passions and that's incredibly motivating.”

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Louise Gore

Delivery Consultant

Louise Gore

Delivery Consultant

An LSE graduate with a Master’s Degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, Louise worked in the City before starting her career in Search, focussing primarily on global financial markets.  Previously Louise Co-Founded a City Search boutique, developing a strong reputation in Derivatives and Structured Products working with large investment banks as well as more niche players.

Her network is extensive, as is her zeal to source, match and place the most talented candidates.

Approachable, versatile and creative with a natural curiosity about individuals, Louise regards research as her ideal job role.

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louise@audeliss.com

"Audeliss is unique and I’m proud to be involved in the growth and development of this “brightly coloured gem”.  I am proud to be part of Audeliss’ mission to combat the diversity deficit."

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Alex Wyld

Delivery Consultant

Alex Wyld

Delivery Consultant

Alex has experience both in executive search and in-house recruitment, having begun her career several years ago at a small boutique search firm focused on retail and luxury brands. This was a busy and varied role which, from the very beginning, gave her the opportunity to be hands-on in all aspects of the recruitment process and a great grounding in research.

After a few years, she moved in-house to work for a healthcare regulator, where she worked on a high volume of assignments across all areas and levels of the organisation. Whilst there, Alex honed her skills in candidate selection and screening. This lead to her working on the setup of their interim turnaround panel; developing a pool of senior interim candidates including CFOs, HRDs, COOs and CEOs.

At Audeliss, Alex focuses on senior executive appointments across a range of functions.

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“Audeliss feels different to other search firms I’ve encountered and I am proud to work for an organisation that genuinely puts diversity and inclusion at its heart.”

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Elaine Pearson

Delivery Consultant

Elaine Pearson

Delivery Consultant

With more than 20 years’ experience in HR, consultancy and stakeholder engagement, Elaine brings a wealth of experience to Audeliss.  Specialising in culture change and change management, Elaine has worked with a range of leading companies across different sectors, including coaching and mentoring senior executives.  Prior to joining Audeliss, Elaine was HR Director at the CBI, the UK’s biggest business lobby group.

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elaine@audeliss.com

“This is a fantastic challenge for me and one I can’t wait to get started on. I have a huge amount of admiration and respect for the work the Audeliss team does, and I am proud to be joining a company with values that I hold dear.”

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Annette Kiely

Client Development Manager

Annette Kiely

Client Development Manager

Annette joined Audeliss with a proven track record in creating, executing and delivering successful strategies around client and business development in domestic and international markets. She has a strong reputation for building a rapport and developing mutually beneficial relationships with clients and executives alike.

Prior to Audeliss, Annette spent 17 years with a FTSE250 company, as Director of Sales for one of the group companies. She worked at a senior level, developing business across an international customer base of central banks, government organisations, financial services, manufacturing and major brand owners.

She then spent seven years at a well-known interim management organisation in a business development role, where she played a fundamental part in identifying and delivering new business sales.

 

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annette@audeliss.com

“I’ve  never worked for an organisation like Audeliss before.  I now understand more about the injustices but also the huge successes surrounding diversity.  I am happy and proud to know that we are championing and helping create  pathways to success for our amazing diverse candidates.”

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Sarah-Louise Ambler

Chief of Staff

Sarah-Louise Ambler

Chief of Staff

After graduating from Southampton Solent University with a degree in Psychology, Sarah worked in administration in the executive search and recruitment industries before spending two years at Audeliss. Sarah then relocated to Sydney where she travelled and worked for almost a year before moving back to London and returning to Audeliss. After 4 years of being Suki Sandhu’s Executive Assisant, Sarah has recently been promoted to Chief of Staff and will be responsible for managing operations, strategic initiatives and special projects.

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sarah.louise@audeliss.com

"Audeliss brings bold colour into the often grey world of search. I’m so proud to work for an organisation at the helm of driving true inclusion across senior management and in the board room. It’s been incredible to see Audeliss grow from strength to strength over the last 5 years.’

Samantha Du Toit

Marketing Manager

Samantha Du Toit

Marketing Manager

Samantha started her career as a PA at a top public sector recruitment agency in London gave Samantha a real insight into the recruitment world.

With her love of branding, events and communications Samantha made her way into the marketing world.

With 7 years’ marketing experience within recruitment, Samantha joined Audeliss in September 2017 after her maternity leave. Samantha manages all of Audeliss’ marketing, events and communications activities, working closely with all across the business to ensure we reach our vision.

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samantha@audeliss.com

“Be brilliant • Be human • Be loyal - working for a business that genuinely cares about making a difference in the world gives me not only job satisfaction but personal pride too.”

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Leanne Day

Business Support Coordinator

Leanne Day

Business Support Coordinator

Leanne is an incredibly highly skilled administrator, with over 15 years recruitment experience.

Her fast learning ability, conscientiousness and excellent attitude towards her work and with her colleagues, saw her quickly escalate through every company she has ever worked at.

Leanne specialises in business support to large and complex teams of multidisciplinary recruitment consultants. She has a strong, can-do attitude, knows how to prioritise work in an efficient and professional manner; a combination that made her a sure-fire win for Audeliss.

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leanne@audeliss.com

"I am incredibly proud to work for Audeliss, where I have the opportunity to work alongside so many people who are so passionate about changing the world of work, changing the face of the future and ensuring that it is diverse and truly inclusive for all."

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Joanna Brown

PA to the CEO

Joanna Brown

PA to the CEO

Joanna spent the first 14 years of her career at Harrods, initially on the Management Training Programme where she gained an insight into many different roles around the business.

After leaving Harrods, Joanna took a year out to travel.  Following her break she worked at the executive search firm Odgers Berndtson as a PA, where she stayed for the next two before moving to New York. 

Upon her return from New York she worked for the fashion designer Maria Grachvogel before returning to Odgers Berndtson as PA. 

Joanna has many years experience working within executive search, where she has gained huge understanding of the industry.  Joanna joined Audeliss in January 2018 as Suki Sandhu’s PA, providing him with support within Audeliss as well as INvolve. 

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joanna@audeliss.com

"From the second I met Suki, I found him to be an inspirational leader who genuinely lives and breathes equality, diversity and inclusion. I love working with the Audeliss family."

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