Ricardo

MD Automotive

The challenge

Ricardo plc is a global strategic engineering and environmental consultancy that specialises in the transport, energy and scarce resources sectors. Iain Brockbank and the Warren Partners’ team was retained to recruit a new MD for the Automotive business, the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the group. The business was struggling and a number of MDs had come and gone, so stability and inspiring leadership was essential.

The outcome

Our research strategy encompassed many sectors, honing in on those with proven strategic and commercial success, technical credibility and a track record of leading through change and driving growth. A diverse shortlist was presented and after a thorough assessment process an appointment was made and the successful candidate commenced in post. A clear strategy and refreshed structure is already reaping rewards.


Our team operates across a broad range of sectors, with a depth of market expertise in the major sectors listed below: