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Mairi started her career in the not-for-profit sector as a Partner in the first charities' sector recruitment company. Bilingual in French and English, Mairi was educated in Paris and Brussels and is a graduate of the University of St Andrews.

She founded Execucare in 1990, and has since recruited and headhunted Trustees, Directors and senior Executives across the not-for-profit sector, specialising in Higher Education in the UK and Europe, and in the arts, cultural and charities' sector.

Mairi also career counsels senior executives as well as advising graduates entering the sector.

Steve’s early career was in public relations and campaigning and he worked for pressure groups, not-for-profits and law firms. He has more than 20 years’ experience in communications and fundraising and is a leading headhunter on the international fundraising stage.

Brought up in Africa, Steve has a particular interest in humanitarian and international development work and is also fascinated by natural philosophy and science.

He has a degree in Psychology from the University of Newcastle.

Sarah has a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Auckland and began her early career practicing as a lawyer and then worked for a variety of professional service firms in both Auckland and London before moving into executive recruitment.

In recent years she established herself as a fundraiser, first at Starship Foundation and then at St Cuthbert’s College, where she was the Head of Development.

Sarah is based in Auckland.

Martin’s early career was with Reuters and Knight-Ridder, two of the world's premiere news and information services providers. He moved to the USA and subsequently established Execucare USA in Los Angeles.

Martin specialises in the recruitment of senior staff for not-for-profits. He is also a fluent French speaker.

He has an MA from St Andrews University.

Jack Woodcraft
Jack Woodcraft
Associate Director

Jack has almost 10 years’ experience working on executive searches across the not-for-profit sector in the UK and Asia-Pacific markets.

Jack has a degree in Fine Art from the University for the Creative Arts.

Helen Sprott
Helen Sprott
Associate Director

Helen has unique breadth of creative and leadership experience in the arts and culture sector. Helen is formerly Managing Director at the London-based Philharmonia Orchestra, and was for the Director, Music for Arts Council England for 12 years.

She has been an award-winning Commissioning Editor for Channel 4 Television and a documentary film-maker on BBC 2’s ‘The Late Show’. Helen started her career with independent publisher Faber and Faber where, within a year of joining the firm, she was appointed Commissioning Editor, Music Books. Helen is freelance consultant.

Helen trained as a cellist and graduated from UCL.

Louise Parkin
Louise Parkin
Associate Director

Louise re-joined Execucare after a successful tenure as Executive Director of the Nikau Foundation and the establishment of the Michael & Suzanne Borrin Foundation following a $38m bequest.

Louise has a BA in Education & Geography from the University of Canterbury, a Graduate Certificate in Business in Philanthropy & Nonprofit Studies from QUT and a Diploma in Information Management & Librarianship from the Victoria University of Wellington.