diverse board hiring

board practice

Our commitment to levelling the playing field for senior talent extends all the way into the board room. Appointing board members is one of the most business-critical tasks you’ll undertake so we don’t expect you to settle on a compromise. We engage with our diverse senior networks to find non-executive directors who can bring a new perspective on strategic leadership while meeting your brief on skills, knowledge and experience. Since 2011, 81% of our board appointments have been diverse.

specialist expertise

Every board assignment is unique, and sometimes the skills and inspiration you really need come from outside your direct sector. Afterall diversity of thought in the boardroom can help your organisation grow, identify risks, spot opportunities and outperform others.

Our team have extensive experience across a range of different industries allowing us to embrace the very best talent from both inside and outside of your specific sector.

Technology, Media and Telecommunications


Financial Services

Government, Education and Nonprofit


Business & Professional Services


Private Equity


types of roles

We specifically recruit non-executive roles for the following functions:



Non-Executive Director

Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee

Chair of the REMCO

Chair of NOMCO

Committee Members


Diverse board hiring
Diverse board hiring

example appointments

Non-Executive Director – Holland and Barrett


Non-Executive Director – Nationwide


Non-Executive Director x 2 – British Business Bank


Non-Executive Director – Financial Ombudsman


Non-Executive Director – Places for People


Chair – Mencap Trust


Trustees x 4 – British Council


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, Chief People Officer - Compass Group

“From the very beginning, Audeliss understood exactly what we were looking for. The 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, particularly female and ethnic minority talent, 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, Chief HR Officer - GKN