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We have developed an unrivalled understanding of the needs of not-for-profit organisations.


We pioneered executive search in the not-for-profit sector, taking the best of commercial headhunting and turning it into the right process needed for the sector. Many others have followed us but 30 years later that same honest and open approach we started tells us the not-for-profit sector appreciates and trusts us.

About Us
08/03/23
Philanthropy Manager Innovation
University of Manchester

“ You really did a fantastic job and I'm glad we were able to work with you on it. ”

Tim Seamans
Director of External Relations
University of Liverpool
08/03/24
Head of Global Philanthropy
University of Manchester

“ She is a wonderful asset to the team so thank you for all your work in bringing her to the Philharmonia ”

Jennifer Suggitt
Director of Development
Philharmonia
08/03/24
Membership Manager
Institute for Fiscal Studies

“ We have appreciated your focus and advice through the process ”

Bruce Waldin
Partnership & Fundraising Director
Christians Against Poverty
08/03/24
Transformational Philanthropy Manager
University of Manchester

“ I have a lot of experience of working with executive search agents and found Mairi and her team at Execucare among the best ”

Chris Cobb
Pro Vice-Chancellor
University of London
Portfolio
Fundraising Manager Girls Rights UK
Plan International UK

“ I have no reservation in recommending their services to other organisations. ”

Mark Bentley
Director Alumni Relations & Development
University of Auckland
Portfolio
Philanthropy Manager
British Asian Trust

“ With your help we really picked a star as our new Chief Executive Officer ”

Mark von Dadelszen
President
Prostate Cancer Foundation NZ
Portfolio
Director of Development
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

“ I had no hesitation in asking Execucare for support in the recruitment of three highly specialist roles for The National Gallery ”

James Beardsworth-Shaw
Head of Commercial Services
The National Gallery
Portfolio
Head of Individual Giving
Royal Horticultural Society

“ It was due to Execucare’s network that I believe we have selected an outstanding candidate. ”

Amanda Stanes
Director of Advancement
Auckland Grammar School
Portfolio
Head of Development
Auckland Museum

“ Thank you for putting together such an outstanding field of candidates - we were so impressed ”

Sarah Cook
Head of Major Gifts
King's College London
Portfolio
Head of Major Gifts
Cambridge Arts Theatre

“ Execucare seek to cater to our specific needs and are a pleasure to work with. ”

Alison Traub
Executive Director of Development & Alumni Relations
University of Cambridge
Portfolio
Director of Development
Capital Theatres

“ Execucare provided a highly professional and supportive service during a recent search. ”

Nicole Newman
Fundraising Consultant
Old Royal Naval College
Portfolio
Director of Advancement
Dilworth School

“ Execucare were able to offer us frank benchmarking advice based on their knowledge of the sector, which was invaluable for decision-making ”

Alison Woolley
Director of Development & Alumni Relations
Goldsmiths University of London
Portfolio
Philanthropy Manager
SOAS University of London

“ We were delighted with having to make a difficult choice between 3 very appointable candidates. ”

Karen Heaton
Director of Human Resources
University of Manchester
Portfolio
Director of Development
The Leys

“ Thank you so very much for all your good work, help and sage advice ”

Maša Amatt
Director of Development & Fellow
Gonville & Caius College Cambridge
Portfolio
Executive Director of Alumni Relations & Development
Trinity College

“ I have to say, I’ve got nothing but good things to say about Execucare after this whole process! ”

Frances Wheare
Director of Development
Hertford College Oxford
Portfolio
Director of Development
Weizmann UK

“ We were pleased to have had the support and services of Execucare. ”

Deborah Swallow
Director
The Courtauld Institute of Art
Portfolio
Fundraising Manager
Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Project

“ Jamie and I admired your style - professional, diligent, honest and emotionally intelligent ”

Will Hutton
Principal
Hertford College Oxford
Portfolio
Executive Head UK Office
St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group

“ I have dealt with many agencies and you are by far up there with the very best ”

Sarah Scott
Recruitment Business Partner Advancement
University of Sydney
Portfolio
Director of Development
Royal Northern College of Music

“ You presented us with excellent candidates and we are delighted with the outcome. It was great to work with you. ”

Lesley Mynett-Johnson
Head of Strategic Relationships
Starship Foundation
Portfolio
Philanthropy Manager
Royal Horticultural Society

“ Execucare has done everything I’d hoped for, and more. Thank You! ”

TJ Rawlinson
Director of Development & Alumni Relations
Cardiff University
Portfolio
Head of Development
Dogs Trust Ireland

“ Execucare have helped shape our team, finding great candidates for senior Philanthropy, Operations and Corporate Development roles. ”

Natasha Harris
Director of Development
The Old Vic
Portfolio
Strategic Director of Principal Gifts
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

“ I was pleased with how you represented the candidates and each of their strengths, things to look out, etc ”

Barbara Cathcart
Chief Executive
Nottingham Hospitals Charity
Portfolio
Deputy Development Director
Wadham College

“ I couldn’t have asked for anymore. I don’t know how you manage it and know us so well - but you did it again! ”

Helen Walker
Deputy Director Philanthropy & Corporate Partnerships
Dogs Trust
Portfolio
Director of Development
Southbank Centre

“ Execucare took time to truly understand our role, our culture and priorities. ”

Susan Shutter
Pro Vice Chancellor & Director of Human Resources
Regent’s University London
Portfolio
Head of Development
National Museums Scotland