We help transforming companies find World class senior talent.

Annapurna Executive

Exceptional leadership will be the differentiator between organisations that thrive and organisations that simply survive.

Through the use of our global talent network, technology tools that facilitate accessibility & visibility and a dedication for eliminating implicit bias, we can present you with the optimum leadership selection.

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Building successful and collaborative teams

Our highly talented team manage the execution of our senior mandated work to help the organisations we partner with to achieve business growth and improvement, which enables market disruption.


Research has proven there is a paramount importance for creating strong, diverse and inclusive purpose-driven cultures and we recognise that inclusive leaders and diverse leadership teams are known to lead higher-performing teams.

We help our clients to create sustainable business success through building workforces, ensuring all search assignments remove any opportunity for unconscious bias.

We use a focused interviewing platform, in order to remove any prejudice and consciously put steps in place to define a process to continuously embed DEI.


We have dedicated over 12 years to building a network of leaders that drive sustainable change and success across global organisations.

As owners of The Business Transformation Network, through the facilitation of thought leadership events and member content, targeted at the most influential players in the market, we provide unparalled access to a unique talent pool.

Our extensive research capability is underpinned by assessments and data, enabling us to create a complete talent market lens for each vertical and horizontal we operate within.


We have a specialism in partnering with scaling and transforming companies to help them ERUPT.
Executive search has historically been rigid and unadaptable when it comes to price, methodology and delivery. It needs to become more flexible to suit modern business, which we facilitate through embracing technological advancements.

We believe in transparency throughout our executive search strategy and have innovated our pricing model, technology and timelines to provide you with a service that goes beyond traditional head-hunting.

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What our clients say

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  • I worked with Annapurna Executive in my role as Talent Director for Kingfisher PLC. They supported me in delivering upon a confidential new key role within my team. Working directly with James and Craig, they were able to give me an excellent in-depth view of the target market and provide top quality longlists and shortlists. This led to the appointment of a market leading talent who has landed successfully. I would feel confident working with them across senior HR requirements in the future and equally as confident recommending them externally.

    Group Talent Director at Kingfisher
  • The best indicator of Craig’s resourcing talent is when you make the decision as one of his client’s to shift your key hires in his direction at a future point in time. An uncanny knack and instinct in matching the right profiles to the right business and industry with a flair for speed and quality. I would not hesitate in recommending Craig and Annapurna, who both remain standout players in the market in relation to understanding and successfully sourcing talent.

    HR Director at Tradebe
  • Annapurna delivered an excellent candidate longlist and shortlist for the role, having taken the time to meet to understand the brief and tailor the shortlist, as required. They provided advice on the best people in the market for the role and successfully managed to source a fantastic Head of Talent Acquisition. I would highly recommend working with Annapurna Executive for any search of this kind.

    Talent & Development Director at ASOS
  • I worked with the Annapurna Executive team in my role as the Global Head of Talent Acquisition at Zalando, which they also appointed me into. They delivered on a number of key roles for the People and Operations leadership team and I would highly recommend them in terms of their market knowledge and skills to present high quality shortlists and appoint market-leading talent.

    Global Head of Talent Acquisition at Zalando
  • I've worked with Terri on assignments across our People team at GoCardless, including a Director of Talent Acquisition role.
    Terri gave us confidence in her ability straight from the initial briefing, through to the speed upon she delivered the long list of quality candidates.
    She demonstrates a high level of knowledge of the senior TA market and skill set to engage with the calibre of candidates we were seeking to attract.
    She is consultative and communicative with excellent knowledge of her candidates and their motivations.
    With an ambitious timescale we set, Terri was able to deliver and is someone who would recommend using."

    Talent Manager at GoCardless

The DEI Bucket List

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    The DEI Bucket List – with Elizabeth Kerry

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    The DEI Bucket List – with Sarah-Emily Oades

  • The DEI Bucket List – with Sarah-Emily Oades


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    The DEI Bucket List with Helen Reid

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    The DEI Bucket List with Stuart Martin

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    Introducing The DEI Bucket List

We are excited to offer a service that truly disrupts traditional executive search, whilst partnering with organisations going through a transformation.
Our community, The Business Transformation Network, has been at the heart of our business since inception and we have access & engage with executive leaders on a daily basis.

James Ballard
Managing Partner at Annapurna Executive

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