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 in a fast growing organisation with around 25 full-time employees working across different sectors. When working with clients, I’m usually working with Boards to deliver non-executive appointments or leading Board Development processes. I’m passionate about governance, boards and leadership and love working with forward thinking organisations to recruit great leaders.

I’ve been working in recruitment since 1999 and, as you can imagine, in that time I’ve 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, in the NHS, Government and in colleges and universities. I’m currently a Board Member and Trustee of two organisations: Tavistock Institute of Human Relations and Getting on Board. I also have previous Trustee experience with the Evelina Children’s Heart Organisation and Working Families.

As a fan of the martial arts, I have a black belt in karate and love to train in Muay Thai and Krav Maga. I’m hugely passionate about grassroots sport and the opportunity sport gives young people. I have experience coaching athletics and currently manage an Under 10s girls football team in Hertfordshire.

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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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