Wilmington plc floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1995. Their vision is simple – they transform knowledge into advantage, keeping their clients at the centre of everything they do. In today’s knowledge economy, where differentiation using traditional criteria is often impossible, Wilmington helps its clients to better understand their challenges and to use information to improve their businesses.
The group has historically expanded through acquisition and is split into three separate divisions (each with multiple business units); Risk & Compliance (providing knowledge, insight and training solutions so that their customers and clients - ranging from international investment banks to private individuals, can navigate regulatory change with ease and stay ahead of the crowd.), Professional Services and Healthcare.
This was an incredibly challenging brief, replacing someone so well-known and respected not just in our business but across the compliance industry and I was delighted that Warren Partners were able to find such an outstanding candidate.
The Board was keen to appoint a successor to Bill Howarth, a leading academic and recognised influencer within the global risk and compliance sector who was one of the entrepreneurial founders of the division within Wilmington.
Group HR Director Tony Bainbridge commented “We were looking for someone who could make a real difference both as an inspirational leader for the division to build on the strong foundations already in place and as a change agent, leading a comprehensive transformation agenda linked to digital technology and a next generation product offering”.
The Board was delighted with the appointment of Tamara Kahn in 2019. Tamara was previously Chief Operating Officer for Science Group, a global science and technology consulting business providing innovation and R&D services across markets including Medtech, Food and Beverage, Agritech and AI. Reporting directly to the CEO and Chairman, Tamara was responsible for Group business operations as well as being directly involved in the acquisition and subsequent integration of these businesses which helped the organisation grow from £20m to £50m. Tamara also spent four years at Microgen, latterly as MD for their Commercial, Public Sector and Utilities division, which she turned around.
Tony commented “this was an incredibly challenging brief, replacing someone so well-known and respected not just in our business but across the compliance industry and I was delighted that Warren Partners were able to find such an outstanding candidate”. “Tamara is without doubt one of the brightest people I have ever met. She picked up what is a complex business incredibly quickly and is doing an exceptional job”.
Our team operates across a broad range of sectors, with a depth of market expertise in the major sectors listed below:
Business Services covers a wide and diverse range of industries; here at Warren Partners our executive recruitment team focuses their expertise on partnering with clients who specialise in outsourcing, business process management and integrated support service provision.
Warren Partners’ Energy and Utilities team has experience of working with FTSE 100 organisations through to Private Equity backed start-ups to find the very best talent both within the sector and across complementary markets.
Our expertise in executive and non-executive director recruitment and delivering Board Review services within the retail financial services sector extends across retail banking, with a particular depth of experience in working with challenger banks and mutuals, to general and life insurance, asset and wealth management.
The industrial executive search team at Warren Partners truly understands the mix of skills, both professional and behavioural, that leaders need in order to thrive. Indeed our team thrives on recruiting the very best talent in the sector, to meet the needs of our industrial clients.
Our ability to access the very best talent for this complex and socially aware sector, has led to a particularly strong track record for delivering executive and non-executive recruitment and board review to membership and not for profit based organisations.
We have a long track record of working with leading UK and international retailers, FMCG and e-commerce companies in addition to serving the global travel, leisure and sport sectors. Our team thrives on identifying, staying connected to and accessing the very best talent for our clients.
At Warren Partners, we understand how to win the highly competitive war for talent in this dynamic market; moving swiftly to identify and attract talented and gifted executive and non-executive directors.
We work in partnership with our transport and infrastructure clients, offering leadership counsel to help shape and deliver executive recruitment, as well as board reviews and specific coaching needs.