Minerva Search recruitment agency

We work with clients to develop outstanding teams, cultures and structures, specialising in headhunting, organisational development and leadership services.


With nearly thirty years' combined experience working with large international firms, our partners bring the best of large company disciplines together with a leaner, more flexible approach which enables us to respond to the diversity of need and value consciousness of our clients.


Since founding in 2013, we have worked with over fifty clients, advising on leadership and governance teams and structures, including supporting nearly eighty appointments.


We have grown fast, and are building a quality focus into all of our work, with a commitment to excellence in:


- Understanding our clients

- Supporting diversity and gender equity

- Delivering the strongest possible outputs and shortlists

- Guaranteeing openness and integrity

- Showing respect and care for the people with whom we interact

- Producing high-quality written materials

- Providing attention to detail in all service and administration

- Showing thoughtfulness and judgement

- Being responsive to our clients


We work for clients across a broad range of sectors with specific commitment to and expertise in global development, culture, publishing, education and third sector. Our clients are located all over the world, and our pool of candidates is global.


Our services include headhunting, leadership assessment, governance review, cultural change projects and 360 degree reviews. In recruitment, we advise on both permanent and interim roles.



Current appointments include


Governors, London Metropolitan University


Development Director, Churchill College, Cambridge


Head of Marketing and Sales Management, University of Portsmouth


Head of Accounting and Financial Management, University of Portsmouth


Dean of the School of Health Sciences, City, University of London


Head of Space Strategy, Planning and Sustainability, University of Lincoln


Deputy Principal, Education and Students, University of Stirling


Director of Strategic Planning, University of Stirling


Deputy Dean, Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science, University of Southwales


Deputy Dean, International and UK Partnerships, University of Southwales


Executive Dean, King's College London Dental Institute


Recent news:


Governance of HE: Gender balance of university boards - joint research with Wonkhe


Governance of UK universities: what's going on? - joint research with Wonkhe


FBA Futures 2017 Catalogue


Our commitment to Diversity