Azura Search strengthens research and delivery team globally

Jessica iddon role of a researcher

Azura Search Announcement

Azura Search strengthens research and delivery team globally

Azura Search, a leading executive search firm headquartered in London and Amsterdam, is pleased to announce the two new appointments to the global research and delivery team.

Bryony Charnock and Nia McClure have recently joined Azura Search as Associates to strengthen the research and delivery team in a global capacity. Over the last six months, as the world has started to adapt to the pandemic, Azura Search has experienced an increase in mandates both in the UK and internationally. This has led to an exciting period of development for the research and delivery team at Azura Search.

Bryony joins Azura with over four years’ experience in executive search working on C-Suite searches in the UK and internationally. Her experience covers a broad spectrum of sectors including Consumer Goods, Retail and Technology, as well as gaining functional expertise across CEO, CFO and COO networks. Bryony will focus on supporting board level assignments in the Consumer and Digital arenas.

Nia has three years’ experience operating in a search capacity, having previously worked within a search boutique focused on executive level positions within Technology and D2C brands. She joins Azura support board level assignments in the Sports, Media and Technology sector, and has a passion for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, with a specific interest on utilising data and reporting to add value to our clients.

Melanie Clark, Managing Director, Azura Search said: “I am thrilled to have Bryony and Nia join the Azura Search team. Their appointments further strengthens our ability to support our clients with their executive searches, develop diverse talent pools and scale with the increased demand.”

Women in the boardroom: A Masterclass in inclusive leadership and the courage to ask

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Azura Search Event

Women in the boardroom:
A Masterclass in inclusive leadership and the courage to ask

On the 20th May, Azura Search held our first Executive Leadership virtual masterclass in inclusive leadership targeted at women in the boardroom and aspiring leaders.

Facilitating this event was Natasja Ribbert- Lemmens, Financial Services Practice Lead, Azura Search and Steliana van de Rijt-Economu, an executive coach and award-winning author.

This informative, thought-provoking, and interactive session covered key factors to achieving inclusive leadership and invited participants to reflect on and share their experiences both in their personal lives and career.

Key discussion points of the masterclass included:

  • Increasing our awareness of unconscious and conscious bias and understanding where our unconscious bias can have a large negative impact. Particularly in relation to gender bias in the workplace.
  • Exploring the use of language to facilitate having the courage to ask and advance our careers.
  • Delving into the personal meaning of inclusion, why it is important and the negative effects of feeling excluded.
  • Recommendations for habits and behaviours to build that aid inclusive leadership.

It was fantastic to have so many attendees to the session to share experiences and learnings to advance all our knowledge. Azura Search runs webinars and discussions throughout the year for senior leaders, if you are interested in attending a future event or have a topic you would like to suggest please get in contact with us today