Executive Chair, Media Industry Body
Our client, a prestigious and high profile media governing body, controlled by the UK national newsbrands, tasked us with appointing an Executive Chair. Our brief was to identify a highly respected media icon who could champion Britain’s vibrant news media to customers and advertisers across the nation. It was important that we identified a leader who could drive further industry-wide collaboration, transformation and growth and who would be comfortable operating at the forefront of a profoundly changing landscape at a pivotal time in the media sector.
Our research team meticulously mapped the media sector and adjacent consumer markets to identify potential candidates who were highly credible and proven leaders, with strong strategic credentials, and who could create a compelling and exciting vision that people could get behind. We were then able to refine our target list through rigorous research and candidate assessment to build a strong and diverse shortlist of candidates from multiple sub sectors of media and tech related industries.
Our client, and the multiple stakeholders involved, were unanimous in selecting their ideal candidate and Wickland Westcott managed the complex offer and stakeholder management process, securing the services of an outstanding individual.
Wickland Westcott have adopted the Voluntary Code of Conduct for Executive Search Firms which, amongst other things, sets a minimum expectation level for gender diversity for each search assignment.