Corporate affairs executive search is our forte. Our partners have each spent over twenty years specialising in the industry, experience that has helped us appoint over 500 corporate affairs and corporate communications leaders into a diverse range of organisations globally.
Our standing in corporate affairs recruitment comes not just from the successful appointments we help secure, or the top-tier talent we attract, but because we make it our business to be at the forefront of the industry’s professional growth. Through benchmarking research with blue-chip multinationals, studies into the changing reputational demands businesses face, and thought-leadership papers on the profession’s future, we are committed to constantly reassessing how the industry works best and championing its growth and development.
Corporate Affairs Executive Search
No profession has grown in stature more quickly, or significantly, in recent years than corporate affairs. The digital revolution has transformed the function into a 24/7 mission control for the company’s entire global reputation – a dizzy challenge in a world of proliferating risk.
The modern corporate affairs director has to be a Swiss-Army-knife executive, deploying a complex armoury of skills and all married to a communications strategy designed both to carefully safeguard the business while also productively enhancing the bottom line.
But that has made corporate affairs recruitment increasingly challenging. Today’s talent pool is an emulsion of varying talents, with old-school PR tacticians mixed in amongst the new generation of results-oriented, board-level strategists for whom communications is a bottom-line profession managing a complex matrix of reputational levers.
Securing genuine executive talent, therefore, means not just knowing the skills and experience they bring, but their understanding of the commercial importance of communications, and of how to leverage it in the service of your organisation. That’s why it has never been more important to lean on our industry insights, constantly assessing the leading practitioners in the market and understanding their unique professional signatures.
Diversity and Inclusion
We also understand the important role we play in ensuring diverse and representative shortlists.
That’s why, since founding our business, 62% of our leadership appointments in corporate affairs have been women; why our professional development team spends more time mentoring and coaching ethnic-minority candidates on career progression than anyone else; and why we guarantee that our shortlists will always be a minimum 50% gender diverse.
Our corporate affairs executive search expertise extends across the full spectrum of communication disciplines, successfully completing recruitment projects across: