Practice

Board of Directors

The need for a strong, effective board of directors has never been greater. The board’s role has become much more wide-ranging, complex, and demanding.

What we do

The boardroom has undergone significant change since the financial crisis. One major trend over the past decade has been the professionalization of the corporate director’s role. The job is more active and demanding than it was. There is greater transparency, more pressure for diversity, stakeholder activism, more potential for litigation, sustainability, to name but a few of the contemporary pressures.

The modern board consists of specialists, with each member expected to contribute a strategic perspective to the organization. There is widespread demand for expertise in areas including technology, marketing, cybersecurity, entrepreneurship, emerging and international markets.

At August Leadership, we pride ourselves on our partner-led search approach to work globally with public listed, PE backed, private, not for profit and family owned organizations to build and enhance boards which can improve their effectiveness and performance.

As their champions of diversity within our firm and in executive search – across industries – we understand the importance of diverse thinking on boards and are adept at finding diverse talent to provide our clients with a well-balanced board. We present a diverse short list on every assignment.

Our Expertise

• Board Member Recruitment
• Board Structure
• Board Composition
• Board Orientation

Practice Team

Asad Haider

Founder and CEO
As an innovator, Asad has founded and now leads August Leadership, one of the fastest-growing Executive Leadership Search Firms.

Kimberly Bishop

Chairman Advisory Board and Managing Partner
Kim is an experienced C-suite executive and expert advisor with over 25 years of business leadership experience.

John Purkiss

Partner
John has over 20 years’ experience in executive search. He set up and ran the CFO Practice in Heidrick & Struggles’ London office, and was promoted to Partner. Since then he has recruited senior executives and board members for a wide range of companies.

Alastair Paton

Managing Partner - Europe
Alastair has more than 30 years’ international experience as a business leader, both in major blue chip multinational companies, and in global executive search.

Eva Shaw

Partner
Eva has over 22 years of global executive search experience in a variety of industry sectors particularly in the CEE region.

Francis “Fran” Luisi

Partner - Human Capital Practice
Fran Luisi is a leader in executive search across industry sectors and multiple geographies, helping organizations build their depth and quality of their Human Capital (HC) and Human Resource (HR) talent and functions globally, as a Partner within the Human Capital and Human Resource Practice within August Leadership.

Tiffany Goodlet

Partner
With over 25 years of business consulting experience, Tiffany is known for being a trusted business advisor to executives. She is recognized for her expertise in people strategy and her ability to assess top talent for critical roles.

Peter Grech

Partner
With 20 years experience recruiting regionally and internationally, Peter helps companies transform and innovate through brave, globally-minded leaders.

Peter Bowstead

Partner
Peter has earned a reputation for executing particularly ‘difficult’ searches in both mature and frontier markets.

Matiul I. Nowshad

Partner
Matiul Islam Nowshad is a seasoned management professional with over three decades of experience spanning three industrial segments- tea, textile and telecommunication.

David Florence

Partner
David has been successful in both large corporate and start-up environments. His career has included senior roles at Goto.com, Lucent Technologies, Motorola, Oracle and Sun Microsystems. David has traveled the planet working with Global 2000 and governments to implement Big Data solutions.

Chun Liew

Partner
Chun has more than 12 years executive search experience.

Asad Haider

Founder and CEO
As an innovator, Asad has founded and now leads August Leadership, one of the fastest-growing Executive Leadership Search Firms.

Kimberly Bishop

Chairman Advisory Board and Managing Partner
Kim is an experienced C-suite executive and expert advisor with over 25 years of business leadership experience.

Alastair Paton

Managing Partner - Europe
Alastair has more than 30 years’ international experience as a business leader, both in major blue chip multinational companies, and in global executive search.

Francis “Fran” Luisi

Partner - Human Capital Practice
Fran Luisi is a leader in executive search across industry sectors and multiple geographies, helping organizations build their depth and quality of their Human Capital (HC) and Human Resource (HR) talent and functions globally, as a Partner within the Human Capital and Human Resource Practice within August Leadership.

Eva Shaw

Partner
Eva has over 22 years of global executive search experience in a variety of industry sectors particularly in the CEE region.

Tiffany Goodlet

Partner
With over 25 years of business consulting experience, Tiffany is known for being a trusted business advisor to executives. She is recognized for her expertise in people strategy and her ability to assess top talent for critical roles.

John Purkiss

Partner
John has over 20 years’ experience in executive search. He set up and ran the CFO Practice in Heidrick & Struggles’ London office, and was promoted to Partner. Since then he has recruited senior executives and board members for a wide range of companies.

Peter Grech

Partner
With 20 years experience recruiting regionally and internationally, Peter helps companies transform and innovate through brave, globally-minded leaders.

Peter Bowstead

Partner
Peter has earned a reputation for executing particularly ‘difficult’ searches in both mature and frontier markets.

Matiul I. Nowshad

Partner
Matiul Islam Nowshad is a seasoned management professional with over three decades of experience spanning three industrial segments- tea, textile and telecommunication.

Chun Liew

Partner
Chun has more than 12 years executive search experience.

David Florence

Partner
David has been successful in both large corporate and start-up environments. His career has included senior roles at Goto.com, Lucent Technologies, Motorola, Oracle and Sun Microsystems. David has traveled the planet working with Global 2000 and governments to implement Big Data solutions.

Jane Feng

Consultant
Jane Feng is an Advisory Partner of August Leadership, based in Shanghai.

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