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Our expert in-house capability provides accurate, up-to-date and incisive research to deliver swift, precise outcomes. Targeted individuals are engaged with care and professionalism and the client opportunity presented in a clear and well-prepared format.

Liz Shay promoted to Director of Research and Delivery

Last month, we bolstered our leadership team and further strengthened our position within the executive search market with a senior promotion.

Howgate Sable named Liz Shay as director of research and delivery – a new position created in response to growing demand from our international client base for high-level industry intelligence when sourcing top talent.

Previously head of research, Liz joined the business in 2019, bringing with her over two decades of experience having previously led the research department for London search firm, The Miles Partnership.

She works closely with leading brands across a broad range of sectors including consumer, financial services, industrial, private equity and pharmaceuticals, acting as a trusted advisor for those looking to accelerate growth through talent acquisition.

Commenting on her new role, Liz Shay said: “The value of the research function when sourcing new staff cannot be underestimated – particularly in the current climate when business recovery is such a global priority.

“Organisations need the very best of the best – individuals who can help them navigate new and unique challenges, while at the same time delivering on objectives around areas such as diversity and inclusion. Business leaders are increasingly recognising the importance of investment in research and I look forward to supporting Howgate Sable in some hugely exciting future assignments.”

Liz also acts as co-chair for the Executive Research Association (ERA), a global forum for talent intelligence and insight professionals.

Neil Humphreys, partner, said: “Clients are continually impressed by Liz’s ability to not only identify the cream of the crop in term of candidates, but also really get to grips with what an organisation really needs – as opposed to what they might think they want.

“High quality research takes expert knowledge, perseverance and the ability to dig deep. Liz is unrivalled in this area and a real asset to our firm.”

The EMI Practice at Howgate Sable really took the time to understand our situation and find exceptional candidates who could fulfil challenging international leadership assignments for a truly global company with a history that spans well over 200 years.

It was a first class experience and positive outcome on many levels.

 

Barry McDonnell – Director of Manufacturing at De La Rue International

I have worked with the Howgate Sable team on several occasions whilst hiring mission-critical executives. Partnership is the byword for this organisation – they act as an extension of my team and work hard to support me not only in the technical solution, but in the sense of a deep understanding of my specific requirements. Delivery is the key measure of our talent partners and Howgate Sable have always achieved what was asked of them.

Jesper Berg – SVP HR, ABB

Having worked with Howgate Sable as a client and as a candidate I can confidently say their ability to deliver on complex searches is second to none. They not only have a detailed knowledge of the marketplace but also understand the importance of cultural fit. 

Bridget Lea – O2

I was particularly impressed with Howgate Sable’s knowledge and network in the aviation sector, the quality of the candidates provided at shortlist and the availability of Nick and the team to provide us with advice and guidance on candidates when required. Nick was particularly effective in understanding our needs as a Company and being flexible in adapting requirements and plans.

Paul Hutchings – Thomas Cook Group Airlines

I have recently worked with Nick from Howgate Sable to recruit a new Head of Aircraft Operations for Thomson Airways. I was particularly impressed by the wide-reaching search undertaken and the quality of the candidates put forward. The skills match to the brief was excellent and I am delighted with the individual we selected.

Dawn Wilson – Thomson Airways

From their initial call to me the Aviation practice team at Howgate Sable demonstrated a significant difference. Straightforward and to the point, the extent of their network and deep insight into the industry was immediately evident. The added value I have received as a candidate is tangible. An almost instant rapport quickly developed into a focused business relationship which is open, honest, respectful and above all trustworthy.

Carl Gissing