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Hiring the right senior talent requires a great deal of preparation and skill. We take a long-term perspective to hiring and by being proactive we anticipate needs before they arise. Most recruitment is carried out on a reactive basis but we help our clients develop a world class talent strategy and pipeline, offering advice at every step of the journey on how to attract the best candidates in today’s market. We are driven by helping clients to achieve their goals and love nothing better than exceeding expectations with the services we offer. Combining detailed methodology with our people skills, we are governed by the principles below:

PARTNERSHIP

We don’t just seek to be a trusted service provider, rather an extension to your business; a true partner

RELATIONSHIP BUILDING

This underpins all our work and we are passionate about building mutually beneficial relationships

MARKET SPECIALISATION

Our Partners have intimate knowledge in their chosen sectors and we have a strong board of non-execs from these sectors too

DIVERSITY & FLEXIBILITY

Increasingly, candidates are valuing diverse and flexible working environments very highly in their career and we believe strongly in these as competitive advantage points

LATERAL THINKING

Too much recruitment is conducted with only the most visible candidates in mind, we work hard to analyse and understand the brief and be more creative in our approach

CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING

It is crucial that we find leaders that will fit into company culture and we invest a lot of time towards understanding exactly how this fit is made

Testimonials

Chris hired an experienced non-exec for us. He was up against others in a competitive tender, won that and then performed up to expectations. He was creative at the beginning of the process. Good at regular communication and updates.

Chief Executive, Asset Manager

Testimonials

Provides excellent, very active approach to search and selection. Great client skills.

Chairman, Large Pension Fund

Testimonials

Leo has supported my business on a number of occasions and I have always found him to be extremely diligent, thorough and reliable. He has taken time to understand my business and its needs and then provided more tailored hiring solutions for me.

COO & Partner, Fiduciary Management, Aon Hewitt

Testimonials

Leo managed a retained UK-wide search assignment to identify and select an Investment Controller for the Philips UK Pension Team. The level of service, quality and quantity of the shortlist totally met our expectations. Leo demonstrated a comprehensive knowledge of the UK pensions market associated talent pool and remained responsive and accessible throughout the engagement, despite challenging circumstances and delays within our process.

Head of Pensions, Philips Electronic

MEET OUR TEAM

Our highly experienced Partners are true experts in financial services executive search and have outstanding reputations within their respective markets. With support from skilled researchers and backed by a stellar cast of non-executive directors, the Forster Chase team is well placed to deliver the exact solution your business requires.

Partner, Asset Management

Leo is a Founding Partner at Forster Chase, and runs our pension funds practice.

Leo Meggitt

Partner, Board Services

Chris is a Founding Partner at Forster Chase and he runs our board practice.

Chris Grove

Executive Chairman, Forster Chase Advisory

Benny leads the M&A practice at Forster Chase Advisory.

Benny Higgins

Partner, Insurance

Ivan is a Partner at Forster Chase and he runs our insurance practice.

 

Ivan Clarke

Partner, Interim

Justin heads up Forster Chase Interim.

Justin Whitehouse

Operations Manager

Kadri leads project management and delivery at Forster Chase.

Kadri Teider

Chairman

Rodney has had a long career in the financial industry and amassed a strong portfolio of Chairmanships.

Rodney Baker-Bates

Non-Executive Director

Babloo has extensive international experience from a variety of senior management positions.

Babloo Ramamurthy

OUR APPROACH TO DIVERSITY

Several studies over recent years have shown the importance of diversity on company boards. Almost universally the studies have shown that the companies with the most diverse boards in terms of ethnicity and gender tend to generate more profit as well as being better run. With this in mind Forster Chase has been a passionate supporter of diversity since the inception of the business. We regularly conduct searches where diversity plays a key role and we work with HR Directors, Chairmen, CEOs and senior management to find the most diverse group of people possible for our shortlists. This doesn’t just apply to our board-level searches, but for searches at all levels. For example, we are currently developing a bespoke pipeline of female and BME candidates for asset management clients to give them better intelligence and access to the best emerging talent.

Forster Chase also arranges networking events around board diversity – we would be happy to discuss these and to share our experiences and track record in finding and attracting a diverse range of candidates.