Leadership journeys, expertly navigated

Starfish was created to change the world through human talent – and we know that the right change must be driven by the right people. So, in close collaboration with each of our clients, we bring expertise, dedication and fierce commitment to authentic diversity as we search together for tomorrow’s leaders.

Life is changing at speed and Starfish is here to navigate this unpredictable age by staying ahead of the curve and thinking creatively. The world we face today presents an overwhelming spectrum of challenges, which can only be effectively addressed by a truly diverse range of knowledge and experience. That’s why Starfish takes a consciously questioning and rigorously inclusive approach to creating teams from the widest possible pools.

With offices across the UK we offer a broader regional overview of our sectors and richer, more inclusive connections to the strongest global leaders within the UK and beyond. Whether it’s senior leadership talent, non-executive directors or interim managers that you need, Starfish will help you find the right leaders to carry you upwards through change and beyond into a vibrant and resilient tomorrow.

Starfish is in it for the long haul. We build lasting relationships with our clients and provide tailored solutions to their needs every step of the way. Templates and formulas are not our style. We’re immersed in the issues our clients tackle: our respect for their work and our knowledge of their sectors shines in every one of our interactions. We’re accountable for each piece of advice we give: and most importantly of all, we’ll always tell you the truth.


We provide senior executive search and interim management services to create strong and diverse leadership teams. Our focus is on developing effective leadership by enabling people to fulfil their potential. We promote individuals from all backgrounds and want new leaders to be encouraged to enter the frame. As trusted partners, we provide balanced, thoughtful recruitment advice based on intelligence and insight and ask the difficult questions that help clients appoint the best, not the predictable.

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Royal United Services Institute

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Chief Operating Officer

Closing date: Friday 10th November 2023

Carnegie UK

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Closing date: Monday 6th November 2023

The Nationwide Foundation

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Trustees and Board Observer

Closing date: Friday 3rd November 2023

Imperial College London

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Head of Institutional Events

Closing date: Friday 3rd November 2023


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Closing date: Monday 30th October 2023


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Chief Financial Officer

Closing date: Monday 30th October 2023

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