Despite the lockdown affecting most businesses across the country, the Education Practice continued to develop new business across the education sector; supporting awarding organisations, schools, colleges and higher education providers with their executive and board appointments in difficult circumstances, and with most recruitment projects being managed remotely.

Due to this success, Peridot are pleased to announce the appointment of Sally Lawson-Ritchie as Business Manager to lead on the consultancy provided to schools – supporting them with non-executive chair, board and senior leadership appointments. Sally is an expert on education policy, having worked as Adviser to the Department for Education, whilst also having an impressive career history which includes establishing and supporting the leadership and governance of multi-academy trusts.

“With Sally’s significant experience in working with multi-academy trusts and advising the DfE it was a no-brainer to welcome Sally to our team and continue to develop our work with schools across the country.

We’re privileged to have been chosen by Sally due to our values-based approach to executive search, and feel incredibly positive about the work she is already leading on to recruit progressive leaders to schools across the state and independent sectors.”

Drew Richardson-Walsh, Director - Education Practice, commented:

“I’ve landed on my feet here at Peridot!

I have been welcomed into a team with an impressive track record of successful appointments and strong client relationships across the education spectrum. I am looking forward to adding my skills and networks to further increase Peridot’s reach in recruiting quality candidates at both senior executive and board level.”

Sally on joining the Peridot team

Sally joins Phil Southern, an expert recruiter of charity and education finance director roles, to strengthen the offer to Peridot’s clients across the education and not-for-profit sectors.

To speak with Sally about executive and board search support at your school or multi-academy trust, you can contact her at: | 07904 158737


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