Australian-British executive search specialist with a love for finding passionate and talented people.

James Hunt, Head of Not-for-Profit Practice, Peridot Partners

James Hunt
Head of Not for Profit Appointments

e. james@peridotpartners.co.uk
m. 07711 405444

Matchmaking leaders, experts and teams in executive appointments with a range of organisations, such as professional membership, advancement (education fundraising), and the wider social justice sectors.

Aussie born and raised but later adopted by the UK – I’m naturally curious and have a passion for discovering new places and cultures, always trying new food and have a genuine interest in meeting new people. If I had a superpower, it would most definitely be matchmaking and curiosity – both socially and professionally – and I love a great chat. If I’m not working away, you’ll often find me at the gym (likely chatting over actually working out).

It’s no surprise then that my natural domain and chosen specialism has been in executive search for over 18 years.

Over that time, I’ve worked with both global recruitment consultancies and niche specialists – always in the non-profit space – leading executive appointments in criminal and social justice, homelessness, mental health, addiction, membership, and higher education fundraising sectors.

Talk to me about:

“Peridot was rigorous, professional and transparent in their approach from start to finish. They worked hard to gather a strong field of candidates for a new and senior role in our organisation and we are excited about the appointment we have made.”

Louisa Mitchell, West London Zone, CEO

James’ areas of work:

Social Justice

James’ clients work across the following areas: criminal, justice, race equality, human rights, homelessness, community development, drug and alcohol, rehabilitation and mental health etc. We can support you with the appointment of Chief Executives, Executive Directors, Directors, Deputy Directors, Assistant Directors, sector experts, Heads, Managers and Senior Officers.

Sample track record:

Download our social justice recruitment brochure.

Membership

We can support you with the appointment of Chief Executives, Executive Directors, Directors, Deputy Directors, Assistant Directors, sector experts, Heads, Managers and Senior Officers.

Specialist areas we recruit to include:

  • Campaigns
  • Commercial / Business Development
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Events
  • Finance
  • HR / People
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Membership
  • Operations
  • Partnerships
  • Professional Development
  • Project Management
  • any many more
Download our membership recruitment brochure.

Sample track record:

Advancement

We can support you with the appointment of Executive Directors, Directors, Deputy Directors, sector experts, Heads, Managers, Senior Officers.

Specialist areas we recruit to include:

  • Alumni Relations
  • Corporate Partnerships
  • Data and Insight Development
  • Donor Relations
  • Events
  • Gift Accounting
  • Global Development
  • Legacy Giving
  • Major Gifts
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Principal Gifts Prospect
  • Research
  • Regular Giving
  • Supporter Engagement
  • Trusts and Foundations
Download our advancement recruitment brochure

Sample track record:

“We were delighted with the service and support we received from the Peridot team in our search for two director level appointments. James Hunt was intuitive and responsive to the nuances of our organisation and through their search process, brought forward an imaginative selection of candidates that ultimately lead to us making two excellent appointments.”

Martin Powell, The Institution of Structural Engineers, Chief Executive

Meet James Hunt

Experienced in both global recruitment consultancies and niche specialists, meet James, our expert in membership recruitment.

“We have worked with James Hunt at Peridot for many years now and he has found us many of our senior leaders within our Advancement Division. We love working with them and very much appreciate the hard work they put in to every search. We are always thrilled with the outcome.”

Angela Bowen, Imperial College London, Director of Development - Faculty of Medicine