As the highest-ranking executive in an organisation, the Chief Executive Officer should provide strategic direction, set goals and objectives, and oversee the organisation’s overall performance. A successful CEO is someone who can steer the company towards growth and profitability while maintaining the organisation's values and culture.

A good CEO possesses strong leadership skills, sound judgement, effective communication abilities, and a deep understanding of the business landscape. They should also have the ability to motivate and inspire their team, manage risks, and make tough decisions when necessary. But more than this - a good cultural fit as well as a suitable leadership style are crucial in order to ensure continuity of business success.

And these qualities apply for all Board-level appointments, not just CEOs.

We have more than three decades of undertaking Executive Search board-level assignments, finding the perfect candidate's for organisations of all shapes and sizes - from small family-owned businesses to global conglomerates, as well as public, private and not-for-profit.

Below are just some of the roles we have successfully recruited for at board level:

  • Managing Director
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chairman
  • Sales & Marketing Director
  • Customer Services Director
  • Non-Executive Director

    Phil Sharp

    Phil set up Elliot Marsh in 2000 and has spent over 20 years in the recruitment industry. He leads Senior Executive and Non-Executive assignments, and is a specialist recruiter in a number of different areas including Automotive, Avionics & Defence, Energy, Engineering, Scientific and Property.


    Alison Ryan

    Alison has 15 years’ experience in the recruitment and headhunting market has enabled her to gain a thorough understanding of a vast range of market sectors as well as successfully delivering new business across all business sizes.


    James Parr

    James has been working in the recruitment industry for over 10 years, delivering to a huge mix of companies, from start-up through to multi-nationals. James specialises in hard-to-fill roles, mainly focusing on technology, IT, marketing/comms and professional services.


Sales and Marketing Director - Banking Yorkshire & Humberside Negotiable VIEW JOB
Operations Director East of England Competitive VIEW JOB
Non-Executive Chairman North West Dependent on time commitment VIEW JOB
Commercial Director / Chief Marketing Officer East of England Negotiable VIEW JOB
Sales and Marketing Director - Leisure Group Scotland Negotiable VIEW JOB



"I have no hesitation in recommending Elliot Marsh as an expert recruiter that identifies the best staff"

"It is very refreshing that we can rely on a specialist sector recruiter to identify the right people suitable to help our business grow."

"Having worked with Elliot Marsh for in excess of 5 years I have found them to be a consistent, highly committed, professional and motivated recruitment company."

"We were delighted with the whole process and we felt comfortable in the knowledge we were appointing from the very best available talent. We will certainly be using Elliot Marsh Ltd in the future."