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I received an excellent service from Executive Action tailored exactly to my needs
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Executive Action are demonstrably experienced in their field, well-connected and always went that extra mile
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Executive Action are a pleasure to work with, even after placement they keep in contact to ensure all is well
Chris Browning, Managing Director

Having someone to talk things through with, to support me and push me to focus my ideas was fantastic
David Blackwood, Group Finance Director

Empowering and very time-effective way of answering some key questions
Clara Swinson, Senior Civil Servant

Its great strength is that it is tuned to the individual instead of process-driven
Peter Whittle, Group Strategic Development Director

As well as my dedicated consultant, there was always someone on hand to help with whatever was needed, from interview training to research
David Blackwood, Group Finance Director

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Are You Considering A Public Appointment…?

Posted: May 6th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Communication, Development, Events, Networking | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

At our evening event on 5th May, we focused on the subject of ‘Public Appointments’.  Our speakers were Rosalyn Eales, Head of the Centre for Public Appointments at the Cabinet Office and Dr Priya Singh, a Non-Executive Director at Guy’s and Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. Rosalyn shared some insights about her work leading and guiding […]

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The Real Potential of Non-Executives

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Development, Networking | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

First Flight is a search and selection consultancy specializing in recruiting Non-Executive Chairs and Directors. They have successfully completed in the region of 170 non-executive assignments across all sectors – clients include AIM listed and FTSE fledgling companies, unquoted companies, mutuals, Friendly Societies, SMEs, growth companies, family-owned companies, investment trusts, not-for-profit organisations, UK subsidiaries of […]

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Facing up to the Future

Posted: November 15th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Development, Miscellaneous | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Our Executive Director, Anne Isaacs, reflects on how we can respond successfully to the changes in our lives that affect the way we work, and be flexible enough to make the best of the impermanence that characterises the modern working environment.  

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'So you want to be a Non-Executive?'

Posted: February 21st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Development, Events, Miscellaneous, Networking | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

A series of joint Whitehall & Industry Group (WIG) / Executive Action Workshop for prospective non-executive directors in the public and not-for-profit sectors. Date: TBA, May 2011. Venue: Central London.

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From Exec to Non-Exec: how to get your first (and subsequent) NEDs

Posted: May 11th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Development, Headhunters, Miscellaneous | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

The transcript of a speech given by Executive Action’s Anne Isaacs to WACL (Women in Advertising London), a diverse group of senior women in the communications industry, April 2010.

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