Børge Andreassen is our Director of Executive Search. His career in executive search spans more than 15 years, and he has been at Prospectus since 2007. Passionate about the beyond profit sector, Børge is particularly interested in its leadership challenges and how these can be addressed to enable the sector to thrive and be more impactful.
Børge started his career as a journalist, before working in politics on several election campaigns in Norway. He read Politics at Norway’s Arctic University in Tromsø, and has an MSc in International Relations from Bristol University. He has also lived and studied in the United States.
He works with a range of clients, and has led the successful searches for Impetus-PEF’s Chief Executive, Environmental Defense Fund’s Executive Director Europe, The People’s Health Trust’s Chair, and MS Society’s Executive Director of Fundraising.
Outside of work, Borge is a trustee of his local Citizens Advice, enjoys cycling, living in and enjoying all that London has to offer, and spending time with family (which includes Freya the Doberman) and friends.
Fiona began her career as a researcher in executive search for the private sector, working with engineering, IT and commercial clients. She joined Prospectus in 2006 and has recently returned, following eighteen months heading up recruitment for the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, a Swiss based foundation with a worldwide presence that works to end malnutrition.
Fiona has sound knowledge and expertise in recruiting to chief executive and director level positions across the not for profit sector in the UK and internationally. She also has a strong understanding of international development and has successfully delivered country director and senior level monitoring and evaluation, programme management, fundraising and policy and advocacy hires, particularly in the areas of public health, agriculture/nutrition, child rights and education.
Fiona has an MSc in International Human Resources and is CIPD qualified.
Anna has been recruiting to beyond profit clients since 2009. She specialises in Executive Search for Prospectus’ fundraising appointments, regularly working in partnership with the Institute of Fundraising and fundraising consultancies to identify and address challenges in the market.
She also recruits Chief Executives, their teams and Board members for beyond profit and education clients.Anna leads Prospectus’ Fundraising Team, a team established in 2013 to address the high level of demand for quality fundraisers. The Fundraising Team works with clients across all charitable sectors, at all levels, often recruiting entire fundraising teams.
The teams succes has been acknowledged with the Institute of Fundraising’s ‘Best Recruitment Agency’ award in 2015, judged by an independent panel.After graduating in Business Management, Anna initially worked within the beyond profit sector before moving to an award-winning career in the property industry. In her spare time Anna supports a Brixton based sports club, and is also the Fundraising Officer for the club.
Jess comes with nearly 20 years of expertise in business partnerships, governance and fundraising, and is passionate about leadership, governance and building better boards through diversity, skill and creating strong networks.
Before joining Prospectus, Jessica worked at Business in the Community as Head of Operations at Arts & Culture. Her governance expertise includes devising and delivering training for trustees and whole boards; undertaking governance reviews and audits; facilitating away days and visioning exercises; fundraising strategies and training for boards; as well as making 100’s of chair and non-executive appointments. Key business clients have included Deutsche Bank, Northern Trust Bank, Bloomberg and BSkyB. Successful board appointments include Arts Council England, The Almeida, The Whitechapel Gallery and RIBA.
Jess is a board member for 11:18, a theatre company and was a founding Trustee/Director of The Basement, a live arts venue in Brighton and is an associate tutor at Goldsmiths University. She frequently gives lectures and talks on the role of the Board and governance in the cultural sector.
Jess has been a member of the Prince of Wales’ ‘Good Governance Group’ and contributes to the NCVO’s ‘Governance and Leadership’ committee.
With over 12 years experience in recruitment, Gareth started his career with a specialist hub office at Hays. He has recruited across various non-commercial sectors including, Government, NHS, local authorities, and the police. Five years of his career have been spent recruiting exclusively for the charity and not for profit sectors.
Gareth joined Prospectus to lead the Senior Appointments team to continue his work in his chosen sector. He strives to build meaningful and fruitful relationships with clients to find solutions to their recruitment challenges. He works across several disciplines including fundraising, policy, finance and HR on roles from £40,000 to manager or director level.
Gareth is a member of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals and is dedicated to providing high quality recruitment to the charity sector.
As a Head of Research in the Executive Team Stella works closely with consultants and clients to identify candidates from all areas of the economy and has led several successful national and international searches resulting in the placement of Chief Executives, Directors, Trustees and Chairs. Recently she has worked with Impetus-PEF, MS Society, UBS Optimus Foundation, Marie Curie and Fairtrade Foundation.
Stella enjoys the challenge of identifying and reaching out to exceptional candidates for senior level roles and prides herself on the ability to build strong, long lasting relationships with candidates.
Stella moved from Norway to London to undertake studies in Sociology, Human Rights and International Politics. After being offered an internship with an international environmental organisation she moved back to Norway for a short period before returning to London. Prior to joining Prospectus Stella worked within the HR department of an oil and energy services company.
Ami graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing and worked as a Registered Nurse in Australia and the UK for six years before working in healthcare sales and then healthcare recruitment for many years.
Ami joined Prospectus in January 2006, going on to lead our Office and Professional business area before joining the Executive Search Practice in 2011. Ami has worked with a wide range of charities, trusts and social enterprises across the sector, successfully recruiting Director and Chief Executive level positions. She specialises in working with grant making organisations.
Ami takes pride in her ability to ensure a high quality service of ongoing support, advice and executive search expertise, exploring skills and experience alongside how a candidate’s values and ambition align to her client’s values, mission and vision. Recently Ami has led the CEO searches for Community Foundation in Wales, UnLtd, The Foyer Federation, London Community Foundation, Help Musicians UK, Peter Jones Foundation, MK Community Foundation, The Brilliant Club, Hertfordshire Community Foundation and the James Wentworth Memorial Fund to name a few.
Linda started her career supporting the boards of arts organisations with their governance and then spent the next 10 years building partnerships between business and the arts working in London, New York and Amsterdam. She then moved into the beyond profit sector working as a fundraiser for arts, charity and media organisations.
Linda moved into Executive Search in 2011, and since joining Prospectus in 2014 has led Director and CEO level searches for the V&A, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Winston’s Wish, The Racing Foundation, Campaign to Protect Rural England and the City of London Sinfonia. Linda has also completed recruitment campaigns for new senior leadership teams at Friends of the Earth and Make-A-Wish UK, appointing to a diverse range of roles including a Director of Disruptive Innovation.
Having led the search for a CEO with a lived experience of disability for Disability Rights UK, Linda is passionate about increasing access to opportunities for people with disabilities, recognising the barriers they face. Also as a mother with a full time job, Linda is keen to advocate flexible working practices that support parents.
Sara has been in recruitment for nearly 30 years working across the private, public and beyond profit sectors in the UK and Australia. She has worked exclusively with clients in the beyond profit sector over the last 17 years, leading on senior and board level appointments.
Sara joined Prospectus’ Executive Search team in 2014. Campaigns have included appointing 6 new Directors/Deputy Directors at the Big Lottery Fund, appointing new CEOs at Gingerbread, Weldmar Hospicecare Trust and St Peter and St James Hospice, and the Director of Finance and Regulatory Affairs at Friends of the Earth.
Sara was involved in fundraising for the Big Issue Foundation’s Big Sleep Out leading a team of colleagues to raise over £4000 by “sleeping rough” for one night.
Anna began her career working in fundraising at a national disability charity for 2 years, before joining Prospectus in 1997. Over the following 8 years she worked on permanent recruitment within the Office and Professional team, managing and developing the team for 6 years, before leaving at the end of 2004 to undertake a volunteer project abroad with Raleigh International.
On her return, Anna worked back in the beyond profit sector working for 2 years in a management role at an outward bound centre for people with disabilities based in Devon before becoming a Vocational Development Manager at a training provider based in East London, helping young people not in employment, education or training in to work based learning.
Having worked in and for the sector for over 18 years, Anna brings a breadth of skills and experience to the recruitment process and works across several disciplines on roles from £40,000 upwards including Manager, Head of Department, Director and CEO.
Thea Robson is a Consultant within our Executive Search team. Her career within Executive Search started at Russell Reynolds Associates where she worked as an Executive Director in the Industrial Practice and within the Global Non-For Profit Practice.
Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Thea’s background is within operational transformation in the Global Energy and Utilities Sectors. She was a Senior Manager in EY’s Customer practice, and also held roles in industry such as Head of Transformation at SSE and Head of Customer Operations at Borge Gas.
Before moving into management consultancy Thea worked at Unilever and then at BOC as a channel development manager. In addition to her day job, Thea is a Trustee for the Sunflower Trust and a strategic advisor for Lively Minds a Children’s’ education charity that operates in Africa. She has worked in the field for Lively Minds in both Uganda and Ghana and has travelled extensively across sub-Saharan Africa.
Thea has a BA (Hons) from Bristol University and an MSc in Strategic Marketing Management from Cranfield Business School.
In her spare time Thea is passionate about travelling, yoga and being in the great outdoors!
A senior recruitment specialist with over 12 years experience working across permanent, contract and freelance positions, Alex has specialised across multiple sectors from market research to healthcare and now solely focuses on positions within the beyond profit sector.
As an active Trustee within the sector Alex brings a wealth of experience to the Senior Appointments team providing advice and guidance on recruitment strategies and best practice with clients to ensure a bespoke, quality service is provided.
Alex works in partnership with charities and social enterprises successfully recruiting manager, head of department, director and CEO candidates across a range of disciplines including finance, operations, grants, policy and HR.
Alex is an active volunteer including presenting career advice to candidates on the Worthwhile graduate scheme.
After a diverse early career including running a small fine art foundry, Liesel’s strong people orientation led her into recruitment. In 2003 Liesel joined Prospectus and over a 10 year period enjoyed building great relationships with a wide variety of beyond profit organisations and individuals, providing a high quality recruitment service as well as outplacement support and employability skills training. Liesel took her experience in-house when she joined a leading UK children's mental health charity, Place2Be, where she was responsible for high volume clinical employee and volunteer attraction, recruitment and on-boarding.
Keen to return to working with a wider client group, Liesel re-joined Prospectus in September 2016. Values focussed and with a strong interest in a wide variety of social causes, she enjoys building and deepening long term client and candidate relationships built on trust.
Liesel also enjoys using her skills as a committed volunteer – regularly offering CV and skills training to the long term unemployed and through her school governance commitment. A believer in life long learning, Liesel is currently undertaking part time counselling training and hopes to take up a volunteer counselling placement with children in the near future.
Steve joined Prospectus in 2017 having spent nearly 4 years working in recruitment within office support and facilities management sectors.
Steve is keen to bring a passionate and service focused approach to recruitment within the Senior Appointments team and looks forward to developing his understanding of the beyond profit sector.
Lottie studied Fine Art at University before starting her career at Christie’s the Fine Art Auction House. She then moved into graduate recruitment where she spent over four years managing small and large scale recruitment projects across multiple sectors, including a secondment to the global media and entertainment organisation NBCUniversal where she handled internal senior recruitment roles.
Since joining the Board Appointments team Lottie has worked across the beyond profit space placing Chairs, Trustees and Treasurers at organisations including Volunteering Matters, HCT Group, The Winch, Forces in Mind Trust, Centre for Ageing Better, King’s College London Students’ Union, BeyondMe and an England Committee Member at the Big Lottery Fund.
Throughout her career Lottie has been an active member of charity committees, organising and participating in fundraising events and volunteering including running a charity shop, renovating a house for vulnerable women and most recently supporting the charity Access Aspiration with mock interviewing for sixth form students.
James joined Prospectus from academia, having been a Lecturer in Film at several UK universities. He holds a PhD in political and aesthetic philosophy, with a thesis on the politics of contemporary global art cinema.
He has also published work widely and spoken internationally on the subject. He works with the Board Appointments team in a research capacity working across sectors to find and engage candidates to take on significant Trustees, Treasurer and Chair positions, along with providing additional support to the Executive Director. James is strongly committed to equality and social justice.
He is especially interested in the role played by the arts in facilitating this. This combination led to his interest in working for and with the beyond profit sector. He has experience organising public events at the intersection of higher education and cultural institutions.
Yolanda started working at Prospectus as a Trainee Recruitment Consultant before joining the Executive Search team as a Researcher. She has previously completed her Masters in Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Management at Imperial College and specialised in International Relations at LSE.
With a genuine passion for social entrepreneurship and the beyond profit sector Yolanda has co-created a start-up centred on female empowerment, funding women entrepreneurs in struggling communities.
In her role as a Researcher, Yolanda works closely with clients to identify and engage the best candidates for senior leadership and chief executive positions in national and international organisations. Through her work, she aspires to facilitate charities, trusts and foundations to overcome contemporary social challenges.
Sarah recently completed her post graduate legal training at The College of Law in Bloomsbury and now provides administrative support to the Prospectus Executive Team, answering all calls and ensuring candidates are assisted through their recruitment journey as effectively as possible.
With over 20 years’ experience within a major disaster relief and development NGO, Sarah is also an active volunteer in a number of organisations.
Jeni joined Prospectus in 2014 as the Administrator providing support and marketing assistance for the Senior Appointments team, after having come from a luxury retail and customer services background.
Jeni has a keen interest in the beyond profit sector and after studying fashion at university, has done several events for charities including a fashion show involving students works from London universities to raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital.