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Lis Astall


Expertise Currently at Standard Bank – Offshore Group; Paragon ID listed on Euronext. Previously held non-executive roles at Digital Jersey and HM Government – notably at the Ministry of Defence, Foreign Office, Home Office and UK Sport. Currently an Emeritus Governor of the LSE having served 10 years as Governor.

Experience 27 years at Accenture across a variety of roles – UK+I Country Managing Director. Managing Director for Public Service in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Served on the UK National Employment Panel working with Lord Leitch; on the Technology Board of the e-skills Council and the CBI President’s Committee.

Specialisms A wealth of skills in strategy setting, technology and change management, with a strong focus on the digital and technology impact on businesses.

Alastair Pascoe

Chief Executive Officer

Expertise Specialist in understanding organisational DNA and business culture with a strong focus on human assessment and psychology.

Experience 22 years in executive search, having built numerous divisions for companies that were either sold or had PE investment.

Specialisms Worked globally across every facet of a business and its C-suite functionality, for some of the world’s biggest consulting firms. Building high performing teams and functions across businesses that have led to industry acquisitions and private equity investments. Professional services at partner level across HR, technology, operations, strategy and outsourcing.

Alan Velecky

Head of Psychology

Chartered Business Psychologist with expertise in leadership assessment, coaching, and development. Experienced in talent management and organisational design solutions.


Over 20 years’ experience working with senior leaders and executives in global organisations across public and private sectors. For the last 15 years Alan worked for both Kaisen and Deloitte as a Client Director and Sector Lead for Public Sector, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, and Professional Services.


Working with organisations to identify the capabilities that underpin excellent performance and translating these into leadership frameworks.  Assessing leaders from first line supervisors to C-suite, using in-depth interviewing and psychometric tests, to identify core strengths and potential derailers. Providing coaching and developmental support that boosts self-awareness and closes gaps.  Working with HR Leaders to create organisational coherence by aligning capability frameworks, performance management processes, and talent development programmes.


Sunil Mahindru

Head of Research

Expertise Expert in combining traditional and modern research methodologies to maximise penetration across all markets.

Experience 18 years in executive search, with 14 years working for Heidrick & Struggles.

Specialisms Worked globally across the entire C-suite with a focus on strategy, operations, technology, digital, HR and finance. Managing and leading high-performance teams in research functions both nationally and internationally for tier-one executive search firms. Offering a blended approach to methodology by combining telephone-based research with new disruptive technology.

Emma Eaves

Executive Assistant


Extensive administrative support with a deep understanding of executive search.



Over 12 years of administrative support to CEOs, Chairs and Founders. In addition to 7 years working in Executive Search, most recently overseeing and managing 100 client facing events per year.



Strong communicator and organiser who can manage a variety of tasks in a very fast-paced environment with a high level of attention to detail.