Executive search firm, Howgate Sable, has announced a number of changes in its senior team including the development of an advisory board to aid the business’ growth plans, alongside a raft of promotions.
Jesper Berg, global head people and culture at PMI, Chris Browne, NED at Norwegian and at Vistry and former COO of easyJet, and Feilim Mackle, an experienced NED in the financial services and technology sectors, all join the new board. Each will advise on a specific area of practice within Howgate Sable’s portfolio. Berg will work with partners on industrial briefs, Browne on aviation and Mackle on financial services and consumer.
Meanwhile, three former partners have been promoted to director roles: Rebecca Hopkinson, Chris Green and Mark Iliffe.
Nick Irving, managing director at Howgate Sable, said: “Howgate Sable has been a well-known name in executive search for three decades, and we have enjoyed considerable success in this time. We are an ambitious firm with clear aims to grow our share in the markets we operate in. We already enjoy excellent working relationships with many high-profile businesses, but it’s time to elevate our plans and drive the firm forwards.
“The Howgate Sable Advisory Board is an important part of our plans. Each have been clients of ours over the years and understand who we are, how we work and what’s important to us,” he added. “We are all aligned in our view of how executive search should be done properly and have come together to make the firm the best it can be, offering insight and support to complex searches where we see their experience and counsel as relevant to delivering a better outcome for our clients.
“Above all, they are friends of the company and we value their insight and guidance highly.”
As well as offering support on search mandates, the three advisory board members will work with the Howgate Sable leadership team to challenge the business thinking and provide counsel on strategic matters relating to growth and development.
Earlier this year, the firm announced the launch of its first overseas branch – Howgate Sable Middle East – which is based in Dubai and serves the Middle East and North Africa regions. Howgate Sable Middle East is led by Regional Managing Director, Andrew Bailey.