'High Profile Candidate With An OBE For Services To Disability Appointed As Chairman'
Demelza Hospice Care for Children provides respite care for children and young people with life limiting and threatening conditions. After our successful appointment of their Interim and Permanent CEO, we were requested to conduct the headhunt for their Chairman, an HR Trustee and a Retail Trustee, in order to present a more rounded Board of Trustees.
Attracting accomplished and experienced professionals with proven strategic experience required a targeted, search led recruitment campaign. We undertook a broad search to secure a Chairman with a high profile, non-executive background. As well as identifying candidates with specialist commercial retail and HR backgrounds, we targeted relevant individuals from the not for profit and public sectors.
Sarah Phillips was among four new Trustees elected at the AGM. She brings extensive experience across the private, public, and charity sectors. Specialist Trustees included Fiona Hoye, Director of HR at Warner Brothers Ltd. and Paul Denham, a highly experienced retailer having spent thirty years in senior positions with blue chip retail brands, including Marks and Spencer and The Co-operative Group. With an extensive list of high calibre candidates to choose from, Demelza appointed an additional Trustee to their Board, Gerard Collins, HR Director for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.