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


Head of Brighton Business School, University of Brighton


Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean, Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University


Policy Advisor/Director of Policy to the Vice-Chancellor, University of Bedfordshire


Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Royal Agricultural University


Dean of the School of Arts & Social Sciences, City, University of London


Chief Executive Officer and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Malaysia), University of Southampton Malaysia Campus


Dean of Research and Director of the Institute for Social Inclusion, Keele University


Chief Executive, MillionPlus


Professorial appointments, Nottingham Trent University


Director, USW International, University of South Wales


Chair of Council, Goldsmiths, University of London


Director of the Institute for Innovation and Enhancement in Learning and Teaching, Keele University


Recent news:


Minerva is pleased to support the Ranmore Consulting Global Engagement programme


Minerva partnering with CARA to sponsor two fellowships


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