From Zoom to Boardroom: remotely recruiting a Non Exec Chair

In February 2020, our client – an AIM listed business services company – mandated us to hire a Chairman for them. We were briefed to find an experienced Professional Services Chair with M&A experience, and cultural fit to the board was essential. Our initial research work and identification of suitable candidates was completed within three weeks and a long list of fifteen people shared with the client in early March.

Almost immediately following the presentation of the longlist, the UK was put into a national lockdown to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Our client was immediately distracted by day to day trading concerns, furloughing staff, and creating a work from home culture.

Norman Broadbent plc (LON:NBB) is a leading Professional Services firm offering five interrelated Talent Acquisition & Advisory Services: Board & Leadership/Executive Search, Senior Interim Management, Research & Insight, Leadership Consulting & Assessment, and executive level Recruitment solutions.

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