About Saxton Bampfylde

Saxton Bampfylde is globally recognised as a trusted, values driven leadership advisory firm. Our over 35-year track record of finding outstanding leaders at both board and executive level has been built on our pioneering approach to research-intensive executive search. Today, we have built powerful long-term partnerships with some of the world’s most dynamic and significant organisations, across the commercial, public and not for profit sectors, and with over 130 consulting partners around the world across 40 global offices through Panorama (, we are able to seek out and engage with the very best talent and diverse around the world. 

Through our dedicated Higher Education Practice, we have advised universities on senior appointments for over 30 years, including over 180 vice-chancellor appointments globally. In the last two years our work includes the appointment of Professor Aleks Subic as Vice-Chancellor at Aston University, Professor Andrew Jones as Vice-Chancellor at Brunel University, Professor Jane Norman as Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Nottingham.

At Board level we have also worked on Lay Member appointments for the universities of Manchester, Nottingham, Imperial College, Sheffield, Durham, Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol and Stirling within the last 18 months. Our work with HEIs is informed by our strong track record of appointing leaders in adjacent sectors. Recent examples include our work to appoint Ilan Gur as the inaugural Chief Executive of the Government’s Advanced Research and Invention Agency (ARIA) and their first Chair, Matt Clifford MBE. We also recently supported the appointment of John Reid a CEO of the National Manufacturing Institute of Scotland, Professor Sir Peter Gregson as Chair of the Henry Royce Institute, Dr Mike Short as Chief Scientific Advisor for the Department for International Trade and Matthew Brown as Chief Scientist for Genomics England.

Saxton Bampfylde is delighted to be supporting the UHR Senior HR Summit 2023.



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