Meet the Team

Our team comprises a panel of experienced recruitment specialists that understand how important good governance is to your organisation. Collectively we have over 50 years’ experience assisting UK and internationally focused organisations secure the very best company secretarial talent in the market. Our wealth of experience goes well beyond names and job titles – we have tracked the careers of the UK’s leading company secretaries and governance professionals since 1999, giving us a quantifiable advantage over more generalist search firms.

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David Press

Managing Director

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Glenn Oborne

Associate Director

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Leena Myers

Director

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Poppy Taylor

Principal Consultant

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Connor Simms

Principal Consultant

The Process

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Briefing Meeting

Understanding your requirements and expectations is key to a successful search.  We take the time to get to know your organisation, the people, scope and nature of the role and how this relates to your longer term operational and strategic objectives.

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Recruitment Prospectus

We will design and create a detailed recruitment prospectus covering information about your organisation, including leadership, culture and values, scope of the role as well as salary and package details.

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Longlisting

Comprehensive market mapping to highlight all potential individuals in the market with headline information on each. We use a traffic light system to provide a visual guide as to suitability from a technical, cultural and financial viewpoint.

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Shortlisting

Our shortlists offer a detailed analysis of the most committed and qualified individuals we have identified for your role. This includes a full career breakdown, key skills and attributes, points to consider, full package details and our summary.

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Interviews

Where confidentiality may be an issue, you are welcome to use our boardroom for the day, or alternatively we will organise a convenient off-site venue to host your interviews.

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Psychometric testing

We can provide access to qualified professionals to conduct and analyse a variety of psychometric assessments.

**Thomas PPA’s are included as part of our service, others available at additional  cost

What we can offer you

Our focus on company secretarial and governance recruitment has been well documented over the years and we are recognised as leaders and pioneers in the market.

During this time we have got to know this profession like no other, trusted to provide support, advice and solutions to hundreds of organisations looking to secure the very best talent the market has to offer. We understand why organisational change and culture feeds directly into the governance role and how this influences the recruitment strategy at the most senior level. Working in close partnership with you ensures we responsibly and appropriately represent your brand, culture and values, creating the right foundation on which to conduct our search.

There are very few company secretaries or governance professionals that don’t know us. Over 20 years of interaction and relationship building makes our searches fast, accurate and guaranteed to identify individuals beyond the obvious. A 97% success rate over the past 4 years speaks for itself.

83%

Group level placements in the last 4 years

97%

Success rate

50+

Years of combined experience

Our Other Services

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Organisational Strategy & Support

Over the years we have advised many companies on the structure of their governance teams relative to their corporate strategy or sector competitors. This ensures you have an adequately resourced, high functioning and proactive company secretarial function.

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Succession Planning

Retaining talent and reducing attrition is crucial to the long term success of your company secretarial/governance function. We can advise on how best to structure your team and allocate workflow to increase motivation and loyalty amongst the team.

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Executive Coaching

We believe that everyone benefits from coaching throughout their career. We have teamed up with a range of qualified industry experts to ensure that you maximise the full potential of your new hire.

Executive Coaching / Mentoring

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DMJ has teamed up with Tonia Lovell, a qualified professional coach who supports individuals in a position of responsibility to become more self-aware, take more personal responsibility and, through this, to become more effective.

Tonia studied law at Cambridge University and Guildford Law School. She then practiced law for nearly 30 years; firstly in the City law firm Linklaters and then, for over 20 years, at Unilever. At Unilever Tonia progressed up the ranks of the legal function with her last two roles being Chief Legal Officer and Group Secretary.

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Office

2nd Floor
67 Clerkenwell Road
London
EC1R 5BL

Industry/Sector:
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