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Board Search

High-performing trustee boards and governing bodies are essential for organisational success. Board Search is our premium offer to identify and engage the right people with the right fit, relevant skills and motivation to move you forward.

How do you recruit the best trustees and governors for your organisation? The type of board members who will drive strategy, ask the right questions and constructively support your CEO and executive team?

Contact us to recruit your board

Board Search is research-driven and resource intensive, guaranteeing the highest calibre and most diverse candidates for any board role.

Evolving technology, funding landscapes and economic, social and political change means that organisations need to be more agile, diverse and skilled, with broader thinking to adapt successfully to the fast-evolving external climate.

Providing assurance, risk management and the robust delivery of your governance responsibilities has never been more important in providing foundations for advancing your organisation.

Good boards, with the right human dynamics, are a rich source of skills, experience, ideas, and networks that can not only safeguard but inspire and support an organisation to thrive in our fast-paced, dynamic world.

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Who we work with

We know our stuff. Over the last 12 years, we’ve recruited 1000s of people to boards and, as board members ourselves, we understand the nuances and challenges that come with a commitment to better governance with a focus on board development.

We often get to know our clients, their board culture and their longer-term ambitions. We are passionate about your cause and develop a narrative to attract the people you really need. This often means working with boards over many years as a partner for trustee succession and board development.

Board Search operates across the charity, non-profit, health and education sectors with particular strength in the following areas:

  • Health and social care, including NHS Trusts and hospices
  • Universities, further education and sixth-form colleges
  • Educational charities, schools and MATs
  • Social and criminal justice
  • Membership and professional trade associations
  • Arts and culture
  • International development
  • Grant-making trusts and foundations
  • Students’ Unions
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Our selected track record

Chair of the Board


Action Homeless

Anti-Slavery International

Carers UK

Early Intervention Foundation


Hospice in the Weald

Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre

Mountbatten Group

Royal Free Charity

The Contact Group

Worksop College

Treasurers and Chair of Finance Committee

College of West Anglia – Chair of Finance Committee

University of Derby – Audit and Risk Committee Member

User Voice – Treasurer

Bolton Cares – Treasurer

Refugee Employment Network – Treasurer

Galapagos Conversation Trust – Chair of Finance Committee

Royal Society of Prevention of Accidents – Treasurer

Multiple Appointments

Beamish Museum – Chair of the Board and 10x Trustees

CARE International UK – 5x Trustees

CPRE – The Countryside Charity – Chair and Trustee

Coventry University – 13x Members of the Governing Body

DACS (The Design and Artists Copyright Society) – Chair and Non-Executive directors

Derby University – 4 Council Members

Galapagos Conservation Trust – Chair and 3x Trustees

Jane Goodall Institute UK and Belgium – 15x Board Members

Hopwood Hall College – Chair and Committee Chair

Internet Watch Foundation – Chair and 3x Trustees

IOSH – 9x Trustees

Migrant Help UK – 2x Trustees

NASEN – Chair and 2x Trustees

Nacro – Chair of Finance and Audit Committee

Open Age – Chair and Treasurer

P3 – 5x Trustees

Parentkind – Chair, Treasurer and 8x Trustees

Public Law Project – Chair and 3x Trustees

The Children’s Trust – 5x Trustees

Vista – Chair and 3x Trustees

VSO International – 7x Trustees

Young Gamblers Education Trust – Chair and Trustees

“We have used Peridot for a number of trustee recruitments and have found them to be professional, supportive and effective. The quality of the shortlist they produced on this occasion was outstanding, leading us to make more appointments than originally intended. I look forward to working with them again when we next have board vacancies to fill.”

Company Secretary of the National Autistic Society

Organisations we have supported with board recruitment:

“The support provided by Peridot Partners has been faultless from start to finish. We aimed to recruit four new trustees, each of whom had a clear brief regarding skills, experience, and contribution to the Board’s effectiveness, during a challenging post-pandemic environment. We have appointed five high calibre candidates, a recognition of a thorough search, shortlisting, quality interim briefings and enabled through a superb understanding of the Charity! A job well done!”

Chair of Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust

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