• “Attenti are the best search firm I’ve ever used. Their ability to bring top class, private sector leaders into the charitable sector, is second to none.” Sir Stephen Bubb Chairman, Social Investment Business

What we do – Practice areas

Attenti has an unusually broad practice that spans the commercial, public and not for profit sectors.  We work both nationally and internationally with a range of diverse clients.  Sixty five per cent of our work is at board level.  Our philosophy is to maintain a broad client base, with a deep understanding and ‘expert’ reputations in key sectors and functions.  We thrive on searching across all sectors, ensuring our clients have access to the strongest and most diverse field of high calibre candidates available.

The range of our work is wide-ranging and as our track record demonstrates we are market leaders within the following areas;


Monitor -Executive Chairman
Skills for Health –  2 Trustees
Community Health Surrey – Chair
Social Care Institute of Excellence – Chair, Chief Executive
CSH Surrey – Chair
NHS Appointments Commission – Chief Executive
Bromley Health Care – Chief Executive
Kent & Medway Social Care Partnership NHS Trust – Chair
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust – Chair
Sandwell & Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust – Chair
Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust – Chief Executive, 2 Non-Executive Directors
University of Middlesex – Professor of Nursing
Anglia Rusking University – Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Care
NHS Leicester City – Director of Strategy
Airedale NHS Trust – Director of HR
Morecambe Bay NHS Trust – 2 Non Executive Directors

Social Care

Scope – Chair and Chief Executive
Social Care Institute of Excellence – Chair and Chief Executive
Guide Dogs for the Blind – Chief Executive
Alzheimer’s Society – Chair
CCCS – Chair
Skills for Health – Non Executive Board Members
Friends of the Elderly – Chair and Members of the Fundraising Committee
National Autistic Society – Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer
Fire Fighters Charity – Chief Executive, Director of Operations and Director of Fundraising
Linkage Community Trust – Chief Executive
Scope – Executive Director of Services

International Development

UNICEF UK – Chief Operating Officer
BRAC UK – Chief Executive
World Child Cancer – Chief Executive
Hope and Homes for Children – Chief Executive
Tree Aid – Chief Executive
EUCLID – Executive Director


Commonwealth Games England – Chief Executive and Director of Performance
Racing Welfare – Chief Executive
Sport England – Chair and Chief Executive
Lawn Tennis Association – Head of Technical Development and Head of Sports Science
English Federations of Disability Sport – Chief Executive and Director of Innovation and Development
CSSC Sport and Leisure – Chief Executive
Olympic Delivery Authority – Chair and 9 Non Executive Directors
Lawn Tennis Association – Head of Men’s Tennis and Head of Women’s Tennis
Peter Mann Partnership (PMP) – Chief Executive
Olympic Delivery Authority – Chief Executive and Group Directors
Lawn Tennis Association – Commercial Director


NSPCC – Chief Executive
Action for Children – Chair and Trustees (England, Scotland, Wales and NI)
Hope and Homes for Children – Chief Executive
World Child Cancer – Chief Executive
Bell Educational Foundation – Founding Director
Bell Educational Trust – Chair and 4 Trustees
Ofsted – Chair, Chief Executive and Top Team
Bell Educational Services – Chair and 3 Trustees
The Scout Association – Chair and 4 Trustees
4Children – Deputy Chief Executive and
The Scout Association – Director of Corporate Services and Director of Marketing


Age UK – Director of Fundraising and Social Investment
Breast Cancer Care – Director of Fundraising and Marketing
Scope – Director of Fundraising
Alzheimer’s Society – Director of Fundraising
WRVS – Director of Fundraising and Marketing
National Autistic Society – Director of Fundraising and Marketing
The Fire-Fighters Charity – Director of Fundraising
The Scouts Association – Director of Marketing and Communications
Emmaus UK – Director of Fundraising

Foundations and Trusts

Bishopsgate Institute – Chair
Bell Education Foundation – Founding Director
Windsor Leadership Trust – Chief Executive
Linkage Community Trust – Chief Executive
Clore Social Leadership Foundation – Chief Executive
Fire Fighters Charity – Chief Executive
Craft Central – Chief Executive
Internet Watch Foundation – 4 Trustees
Police Dependants’ Trust – Chief Executive
Charity Aid Foundation – Director of Philanthropy
The Bell Education Trust – Chair and 3 Trustees


RSPB – Chief Executive
South Downs National Park Authority – Chief Executive and Director of External Affairs
RSPCA – Chief Executive and Chief Scientific Officer
DEFRA – Chief Veterinary Officer
Food Standards Agency – Veterinary Director and Members – Committee on Toxicology
DEFRA – Members – Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee
BTCV – Trustees
South Downs National Park – Director of Planning and Director of Corporate Services
Environment Agency – 4 Non Executive Directors
DECC – Members of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management

Social Investment and Philanthropy

Social Investment Business – Chair and 8 Non Executive Directors
NPC (New Philanthropy Capital) – Chief Executive and 3 Trustees
Social Investment Business – Chief Executive
Adventure Capital Fund – Chair and 6 Non Executive Directors
Venturesome – Director of Philanthropy
Adventure Capital Fund – Chief Executive
CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) – Director of Social Investment
FutureBuilders England – Chief Executive
CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) – Head of Charity Banking
Social Investment Business – Director of Finance and Director of Corporate Governance


Midland Heart – Chair
Amicus Horizon – Chair
Midland Heart – Strategic Director of Care and Support
Amicus Horizon – Chief Executive
Shelter – 2 FTSE Non Executive Directors
Midland Heart – Director of Business Development
Equinox Care – Chair and Chief Executive
Emmaus UK – Chief Executive
People Can – Chief Executive
Genesis Housing – Executive Director of Organisational Effectiveness
Dolphin Square Housing Association – Chief Executive
Penrose Housing Association – Chief Executive

Criminal Justice

Essex Police and Crime Commissioner – 5 Board Members
Attorney General’s Office – HM Chief Inspector of the CPS
Ministry of Justice – Commissioner for Victims and Witnesses
Office of Legal Complaints – Chair and 8 Non Executive Directors
HM Courts and Tribunal Service – Chair and 3 Non-Executive Directors
Office of Legal Complaints – Directors of Operations and Director of Finance
CPS – Senior and Principal Advocates
Ministry of Justice – Director General (Corporate Services)
London Probation Trust – Board Members
Family Justice Council – Specialist Members
Ministry of Justice – Correctional Services Panel Members

Private Wealth Management

CAF Bank – Chief Executive
European Private Bank – Head of Private Banking (Kuwait)
US Private Bank – VP Middle East (Bahrain)
Swiss Private Bank – Director Saudi (Dubai)
US Private Bank – Director for London, Switzerland and Dubai NRI (London)
US Private Bank – Vice President for India Sub Continent (Dubai)
US Private Bank – Vice President for Italy (Milan)
Swiss Private Bank – Director Turkey (UK)
US Private Bank – VP for Chile (Santiago)
Swiss Private Bank – Executive Director for Venezuela (Geneva)
Swiss Private Bank – Director for Argentina (Geneva)