Passionate about board development, meet our Managing Director and Peridot Partners’ sensei

Grant Taylor
Managing Director

m. 07958 690184

Curious, honest and an advocate for better leadership

My role as Managing Director is incredibly varied but much of my time is spent working with Boards to deliver senior executive and non-executive appointments as well as leading Board Development processes.

In 1999, I started working in recruitment and have undertaken a significant number of executive, trustee and non-executive appointments across a range of sectors – from charities and social enterprises to students’ unions, membership organisations and in colleges and major universities. I also have over eight years’ previous experience as a charity trustee with the Evelina Children’s Heart Organisation and Working Families.

I’m passionate about leadership and working with forward thinking organisations to recruit great leaders. Our recent leadership report talks more about our approach.

With a black belt in karate, a passion for athletics and a big fan of anything Japanese – I can’t wait for the next Olympics in Tokyo 2020! I probably won’t make the cut – not for the want of trying – but that’ll be an incredible occasion.

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Free online career development workshops

In this Zoom workshop, Peridot's Managing Director, Grant Taylor, discusses: key characteristics of a high performing board and the challenges and barriers to high performance and how we can overcome these.

Track record in board development and executive recruitment:

Meet Grant Taylor

10 years ago, Grant decided that he wanted to start a different type of recruitment agency. Peridot was born and with it a focus on values-led recruitment and relationship building.

“It has been a professional and personal pleasure to work with Grant and Jennifer during a very exciting time of growth for our Charity. The service we received was beyond expectations and excellent in every way. Having an active, engaged, knowledgeable and skillful Board is a vital ingredient to charitable success and we now have that thanks to Peridot.”


Cathy Grafton, Chief Executive, The Change Project, 2018

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