Our Team

The Azura Search team, headquartered in London and Amsterdam, operates both local and international searches in three practice areas, Board, Finance and Interim. With decades of experience between them, our expert team partners with clients to provide a bespoke process that delivers every time. 

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

Principal, 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.

Natasja Lemmens

Prinicpal, Europe

Natasja has 16 years of experience in recruiting senior level positions. She has led successful recruitment teams  in both London and Amsterdam delivering searches across multiple geographies. Natasja is now leading our Financial Services division and focusses on Finance Risk, Compliance and Audit within Banking, Asset Management, Private Equity and Insurance. 

Sian Penwarden

Senior Associate

Sian has over 5 years experience of recruiting senior professionals across international markets. Sian's experience within the Altum Group and Azura Search includes delivering on assignments across UK, Europe and Asia with a focus on c-suite appointments in consumer markets. Sian delivers bespoke solutions in a collaborative and strategic manner.

For more information

To find out more about Azura Search's board practice or to discuss how we can support your business, please contact our specialist team.