Practice

Education

August Leadership Partners have profound insight into what is required to secure world-leading talent in the competitive education landscape. Our expertise, experience, and far-reaching connections across the higher education sector enable us to consult with research-intensive, teaching-led, vocationally oriented institutions as well as investor companies. We understand that success in the market depends on the ability to acquire the best and most diverse talent, and this is where our consultancy adds value.

Education sits at the forefront of societal transformation. The preparation of employable students able to meet the demands of the 4th industrial revolution is the foundation for the future.  August Leadership operates globally and holistically across the entire higher education sector, from specialist and revolutionary AI and design institutions, to outstanding professionally oriented, renown research-led, or rapidly advancing new universities.

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted traditional patterns. International student recruitment has decreased, and hybrid technology-supported learning has transformed the student experience. Simultaneously faculty are required more than ever to seek external funding and to publish according to the demands of global rankings. These pressures result in the necessity to recruit subject matter experts and seasoned advisors able to forge and lead the rapidly evolving face of higher education.

August has been successful in placing senior higher education leaders where it counts. Our strong networks and deep relationships with candidates across the international market enables us to advise and source leadership from schools, universities, research institutes, public and private foundations, and the ed-tech and education-investment sectors.

Our Expertise

  • Higher Education
  • K-12 Education
  • EdTech
  • Education Companies
  • Vocational Colleges
  • Department of Education

Practice Team

Christine Sobhani

Partner
Christine Sobhani brings over 20 years of recruitment experience to August Leadership. She is a leader in the talent acquisition and talent management space with a focus in HR and leadership roles across industries.

Mathew Bates

Partner
Mathew Bates is a partner leading the education, technology, and government sectors for August Leadership.

Dr. Husam Zaman

Advisory Partner
An inspiring, visionary, and agile leader with over 15 years' progressive experience in transformational roles in leading education and governmental institutions. He is also currently serving on several boards, supreme national councils, and global advisory committees in the sectors of education, culture and performance measurement.

Susan Waweru

Principal
Susan has over fifteen years’ experience sourcing the most exceptional candidates across sectors in international development, including public health, life sciences, climate change, environment, advocacy, agriculture research, and development finance.

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