Carilyn Quigley has over 27 years of experience in the executive search industry. Through most of her career she was based in South Africa and assisted clients in Africa and EMEA. She is now based in London and extending her network and search solutions to clients on a more global scale.
Her client base is diverse including companies in Non- Profit, Education, Financial Services, Fintech, Mining, Technology, Industrial, FMCG, Private Equity and Energy amongst others.Carilyn is widely known for her ability to secure scarce talent in challenging industries and geographies.
Diversity and inclusion has been a strong focus in Carilyn’s execution of her search processes for her clients. She has successfully assisted organisations in preparing their environments for diversity and ensuring that their hiring decisions have supported their diversity and inclusion ambitions.
Carilyn has started and grown two executive search firms in her search career. These search firms focused on a range of different markets which is the reason that Carilyn now successfully executes senior appointments across a wide range of industries.She enjoys long standing client relationships as a result of her strong focus on the organisational culture within which she applies her search skills and her individualised approach to executives that she appoints.
Carilyn formalised her executive coaching skills a number of years ago and has incorporated this service into her portfolio of skills, assisting clients with building their leadership capability, onboarding executives and defining and implementing culture change when required.
In her free time, Carilyn provides pro bono mentorship programmes to young talented post graduates from disadvantaged backgrounds. She also enjoys travel and spending time with her family.
“Carilyn Quigley is a seasoned expert in the search industry and a safe pair of hands with any critical and sensitive hire.Her level of detail from the onset of a brief all the way through to appointment is at a superior level.She is able to match our needs on skill and culture fit in a way that I am yet to experience with anyone else.Most importantly she is able ensure success on assignments through strong and capable management of the process. Her representation of our company is always superior,”
– Director Human Capital, African Investment Company