Interim Board & CEO
Having the right people in board and leadership roles is key to driving businesses forward. Without high-calibre leadership, organisations can stagnate. With it, they flourish.
In an ever-changing commercial landscape, we provide leaders who thrive when an interim solution is required. At pivotal moments, they drive transformation and take businesses in new directions. When the unexpected happens, they restore confidence. After a sudden departure, they smoothly assume control.
At Interim Partners, we have placed senior leaders with some of the world’s leading organisations – harnessing their wealth of experience and cross-functional expertise in roles up to and including the C-suite and board.
Key benefits of interim board and CEO
An interim can ensure you have a board member in place at a key point in time, where otherwise there would be a gap in strategic expertise and insight. Senior level interims play an invaluable role in driving businesses forward or preventing disruption when the circumstances require.
- Major strategic change, mergers or acquisitions
- Following a sudden departure
- Cover for long term leave, illness or maternity
- Whenever a fresh approach or new direction is needed
We work closely with you to identify the requirements for your board member, and then match the right interim to the culture of your organisation and the challenge at hand.
Finding the right fit
An interim CEO is an effective way to manage large scale change from the top down of an organisation. They will have broad organisational knowledge but will also exhibit solid expertise within a specific functional area, such as acquisitions or restructuring.
Interim Partners can find you the right interim CEO to navigate your business through a challenging time, a crisis situation or a sudden departure.
Good governance requires an effective board. An interim can ensure you have a non-executive director in place at a key point in time, where otherwise there would be a gap in strategic expertise and insight.
Interim Partners will work with you to identify the requirements for your board member and then match the right interim to the culture of your organisation and the challenge at hand.
Expertise when you need it
An interim CEO may be brought in to steady a business through times of turmoil and control crisis situations. Day-to-day operations will generally be confined to the internal staff, whilst the crisis control will fall solely into the hands of an experienced CEO and their team.
Our interims are outcome-oriented individuals who work at pace. They quickly add value and take full responsibility for business-critical issues at the very top of organisations, irrespective of size or sector. We have worked closely with our clients to source the right interim, time and again.
Building an effective board
A critical factor in a board’s effectiveness is diversity of thought around the table. Effective governance is driven by a board that represents a range of experiences and knowledge, both from within and outside the sector the business operates in. It’s not just a matter of ticking boxes and a board that looks good on paper isn’t guaranteed to provide good governance.
As someone with experience across several businesses and sectors, an interim CEO can provide advise on how to best structure the top-level board, as well as make recommendations on who will fit which role best. An interim NED can help to provide expertise and knowledge to address a particular shortfall or to ensure a new strategy or process is implemented efficiently.
Executive search & selection
Our extensive candidate network means we're well placed to find high-calibre candidates when you're looking to recruit a permanent c-suite or senior leadership professional. Wickland Westcott, our executive search business, delivers retained executive-level assignments both internationally and domestically, centring on the recruitment of CEOs, MDs and general managers along with other senior leadership professionals.
Across assignments, we provide up-to-date marketplace insight, making clear recommendations on when to recruit within niche sectors and when to bring in fresh skills and perspective from outside.
Our high-quality, holistic service combines the capability of our highly experienced executive recruitment consultants with in-depth psychometric/personality assessments delivered by qualified occupational psychologists. Our search and selection methodology will ensure a cultural fit and alignment to values and organisational purpose, which is particularly important at a senior level.
Why Wickland Westcott?
- Over 40 years' experience in executive search and leadership consultancy
- Placed over 2,000 senior leaders across industry sectors
- 99% customer satisfaction
- 98% candidate satisfaction over the last 5 years
- Assignment completion rate of 96%
- 95% of candidates placed are still in their role after a year
The Interim Partners difference
We work closely with our clients to help solve their most complex business challenges. Our award-winning consulting services leverage an extensive network of trusted interim managers and executives with the expertise to deliver measurable results across multiple business functions and sectors at a fraction of the cost of management consultants.
We offer a unique approach to interim recruitment and will take the time to truly understand your business. We look at what your challenges are and what you are aiming to achieve. Together, we define your assignment goals and deliverables – giving absolute clarity on the potential value add or return on investment from your interim.
Our interims are contracted through our 4-stage Return on Interim (ROI) methodology to ensure they deliver the results our clients expect, every time.