A smarter, modern approach
to executive search.

Azura Search, part of Altum Group, is an international executive search firm enabling opportunity through our board, finance and interim practice areas. 

Headquartered in London and Amsterdam, Azura Search is an international executive search firm specialising in three practice areas; board, finance and interim.

We provide a truly collaborative consulting experience for both clients and candidates which has resulted in successful placements in over 26 countries across five continents. Our primary objective is to enable opportunity and increase diversity in the workplace. Azura Search has developed partnerships to create more opportunities for women in the board room and promote Non-Exec development for all. Through our charitable foundation, Altum Foundation, we have partnered with various charities to enable opportunities for disadvantaged young people.

Over the last year Azura has had tremendous success resulting in us doubling in size. At the heart this success is our people, we ensure we empower our people to be leaders in their specialist fields by providing both personal and professional growth.

Melanie Clark

Managing Director

Melanie's spent 12 years building an extensive network of CEOs, CFOs and other transformational finance leaders. As Managing Director, she leads the Search business working on assignments in London, the UK and internationally; predominantly in TMT, Property and Retail. Previously Melanie was Business Director at a FTSE 250 plc.

Edward Nash-Steer


Edward has built considerable experience in executive search and interim management over 15 years. With a focus on delivering domestic and international searches for leading technology, retail, consumer goods and leisure organisations, he is known for his speed of hire and commercial acumen. Edward also leads our business transformation practice.

David McDowell


With over 20 years’ experience, David has executed searches at board level for some of the most globally influential brands. David is known for his pragmatic and intelligent advice as well as his thorough search capability and extensive network. David supports global businesses specialising in sectors such as media, leisure, hospitality and sport.

Paul Thompson

Partner, Europe

Paul has 14 years of experience recruiting senior finance professionals and c-suite executives into large multinationals and private equity backed organisations. Based in Amsterdam, he has sourced some of the leading CFOs, finance directors and senior executives for leading international organisations. Paul is known for his solution focussed approach.

Azura Search has a centralised research and delivery team. Contact them today to find out more about our practice areas:

"Melanie has been approachable and highly professional. With senior management spending most of the time through the process in different time zones, Melanie ensured we were kept informed at every stage. We were extremely impressed with the calibre of candidates and the efficiency of getting the offer and terms agreed with our new CFO."

Stuart Watts, COOATP Media

"David's drive, determination and desire to succeed, coupled with an exceptional understanding of business needs and identification of relevant talent, result in a formidable talent search partner who goes above and beyond expectations in order to deliver. I have no hesitation in recommending David's services and look forward to working with him again."

Claire Price, CFO Investis Group

"My assignment was challenging as I was recruiting for two positions in London while I am based in Toronto. I was very impressed with Melanie's professionalism - demonstrated by her ability to quickly translate my needs into an accurate job description and her efficiency in screening potential candidates. I would absolutely recommend Melanie to anyone."

Nelson Kuo-Lee, COOEntertainment One

Early candidate profiling

Fewer client restrictions

Centralised research team

 A partner-led approach

A global approach

Thorough but agile

Giving the next generation the power to fulfil their promise. 

Our charitable foundation supports three long-term charity partners: Street Child, Resurgo Trust and Evelina Children's Hospital. Working together with our partners we give people the power to live their true potential. All staff are foundation members and we give them tangible experiences to connect with our charitable partners. Last year we cycled 470km from our Amsterdam office to our London headquarters, and this year we’re running the Sierra Leone marathon for Street Child. These experiences push us out of our comfort zone, connect us as a team and build deeper relationships. It promotes our collaborative approach and supports how we work with our clients.


3 London Bridge St

44 20 3800 0487


Keizersgracht 555, 1017 DR, Amsterdam 

31 20 262 7600