Expertise in making diverse senior appointments

When Sapphire Partners was founded in 2005, we set out to change the landscape in business leadership by helping organisations find exceptional, diverse talent for executive and non-executive roles.

We have worked with listed organisations, private firms and public bodies in the UK and internationally, bringing forward candidates with different voices and perspectives. Here are some examples of our work....

Executive placements





14% ethnically diverse placements

Non-executive placements





18% ethnically diverse placements

Investment trusts





20% ethnically diverse placements over the last 3 years

Executive placements

London Stock Exchange Group Logo in blue on white with coat of arms left and LESG letters right

London Stock Exchange Group

Lloyd's logo, white on black, the insurance company


Newton Investment Management logotype with Newton large and black at the top and Investment Management smaller beneath

Newton Investment Management

The Social Finance logo with a black circle and square left and the text on two decks next to the square

Social Finance

UK Finance logotype lockup with UK Finance on the right and a circular spiral graphic made of triangles to the left

UK Finance

Non-executive placements

UK Government Investments logo with the royal coat of arms above UK Government text and Investments on the line below

UK Government Investments

The AIG insurance company logo with AIG letters inside a rectangular box, in blue.


M&G Investments logotype with a square outlined in yellow left and M&G above Investments in green right


Rathbones logo, in stylised blue type


Liontrust logotype with Liontrust in black and a small green chevron pointing right above the T

Liontrust Asset Management

Sapphire Partners logo - a hexagonal form with points north and south, made up of polygons in various blues with a hexagonal hole in the middle

Investment Trusts

“Sapphire is dedicated to getting the right solution and worked tirelessly to do this for us. They are very much a trusted partner.”

-Chair, Global Asset Manager

“Sapphire made the role attractive to candidates who may not have considered it on initial review, which was crucial in attracting the best talent.”

-Operating Partner, Private Investment Firm

“Over the four years I have worked with Sapphire Partners, they have consistently delivered positive outcomes, helping us recruit the right people.”

-Non-Executive Director, FTSE 250

“Sapphire is an excellent firm that really understands diversity – and its benefits – in financial recruitment.”

-Chair, Global Asset Manager

“Sapphire Partners has a consistently forensic but caring approach to executive search and they really ‘hunt’ for the right match every time.”

-Non-Executive Director, FTSE 250