Peridot Partners are delighted to welcome Drew Richardson-Walsh to our team. Drew joins us as a Business Manager, leading our executive and board recruitment services in the Further Education sector.
Grant Taylor, Peridot’s Managing Director commented “This is an exciting market for us and one that aligns very well with our approach and values as a business. Since our successful work with City College Brighton (now Brighton MET) to recruit a Chief Executive, Director of Education and Director of Finance (http://www.peridotpartners.co.uk/executive-leadership-team-city-college-brighton-and-hove/), we have been keen to bring in somebody who can focus exclusively on this sector. I am thrilled that person is Drew. His experience as Assistant Principal at Grantham College and as a board member or governor of several educational organisations gives him excellent insight and understanding of the sector and its nuances. Combining Drew’s knowledge, experience and enthusiasm with Peridot’s recruitment and executive search experience, values and approach is an exciting prospect.”
Drew commented “I am excited about my new role with Peridot Partners. I’m passionate about the work of colleagues in the FE sector and how colleges have the ability to change the lives of people spanning generations. It’s because of this that I’m looking forward to meeting colleagues across the country and finding them suitable senior/executive roles in Colleges looking to appoint.
With Ofsted placing a huge focus on the recruitment, selection and suitability of Governors, I will also be looking at how Peridot can support Colleges in matching their Board-level skills gaps to outstanding talent looking to give something back by volunteering as a Governor.
I have known Peridot Partners for a number of years and always followed the exciting development of the company. I’m eager to get out and meet the fantastic people who are keen to advance FE by ensuring that they bring in amazing talent.
FE continues to have a challenging time and that’s why it’s so important that colleges have strong leadership from diverse education and/or business based backgrounds. You only need to look at the track record of Peridot to feel assured that we can meet and exceed client needs.”
If you are considering recruiting management, executive or board members for your College, we would love to be able to explore options as to how we can help. For more information please contact Drew Richardson-Walsh on 07739 364033 or Drew@peridotpartners.co.uk