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Mairi Shirley
Mairi Shirley
Executive Director

Mairi started her career in the not-for-profit sector as a Partner in the first charities' sector recruitment company.

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.

Bilingual in French and English, Mairi was educated in Paris and Brussels and is a graduate of the University of St Andrews.

Stephen Perrett
Stephen Perrett
Executive Director

Steve’s early career was in public relations and campaigning and he worked for pressure groups, not-for-profits and law firms.

He has 20 years’ experience in communications and fundraising. He also runs the knowledge management and technology side of the business.

Brought up in Africa, Steve has a particular interest in humanitarian and international development work.

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

Joanna has been a Director of Execucare for 14 years and specialises in the recruitment of chief executives and senior management level development and fundraising professionals.

Her early career was in the charity sector and with the European Commission in Brussels, before joining an international search firm operating in the commercial and not-for-profit sectors.

Joanna sits on the charity JDRF’s Succession Committee.

She has an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge and is a graduate of the University of East Anglia.

Nicky became a Director of Execucare UK in 2015 after a 15 month secondment to Execucare’s New Zealand office where she had been recruiting development professionals in the education and arts sectors throughout Australasia. Previously she had been with Execucare UK for eight years.

Nicky has recruited a wide range of senior development and fundraising roles across the not-for-profit sector. She now focuses on the education sector in both the UK and Australian markets.

She has an MA in French from the University of St Andrews.

Laura Sears
Laura Sears
Associate Director

Laura joined Execucare as Associate Director following a successful fundraising career with some of the UK’s leading cultural organisatons – BAFTA, the Science Museum and most recently as Head of Corporate Partnerships at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Laura oversees our Arts portfolio.

Laura has a 1st class degree in Classics with English from King’s College London.

Jack Woodcraft
Jack Woodcraft
Associate Director

Jack is responsible for the smooth running of the UK office, ensuring the resources required to effectively carry out assignments are always available to the team.

He also oversees the production of recruitment documents and the subsequent implementation of advertising campaigns.

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

Jack Quarrie
Jack Quarrie
Research Manager

Jack works on candidate identification and research.

He graduated with a BA History & Archaeological Studies from the University of Kent.

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Catrin Atkins
Recruitment Executive

Catrin provides administrative and research support to the Directors.

Catrin has an MA in Postcolonial Culture & Global Policy from Goldsmiths, University of London and is a graduate of UCL.

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Slim Pilipovic
Database Assistant

Slim is responsible for data management and enables the business to capitalise on our extensive LinkedIn networks and social media contacts.

He has a degree in law from the University of Zagreb.