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Not for Profit Executive Search

More than ever, Not for Profit organisations need access to effective and proficient leaders, the driving force that gives them the ability to succeed.

In order to achieve their goals, they need strong teams behind them and our expertise in Not for Profit executive search can help you do just that. At Thewlis Graham, we have extensive experience building teams that together can overcome the challenges your organisation faces whilst keeping you true to your mission.

When looking for candidates you will need to feel confident that they share your passion for the cause and that is something we will assess as we spend a considerable amount of time getting to understand your business, its culture and the optimal candidate ‘fit’.

Areas of Not for Profit Executive Search

Our NFP executive search practice recruits extensively for clients within Regulatory Bodies, Professional Bodies, Membership Associations and Charities, as well as Health and related sectors, and other organisations within the public sector. Thewlis Graham recruit the following functions:

  • Chief Executives
  • Chairs, Trustees & Non-Executive Directors
  • Finance
  • Fundraising & Development
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing & Communications/PR
  • Operations
  • Panellists for Regulatory Bodies
  • Policy & Public Affairs
  • Specialist Technical Roles

Sarah Thewlis has a wealth of Not for Profit executive search experience. She is currently Chair for the Mulberry Centre and holds various trustee and advisory positions at other charities and organisations. Sarah’s extensive knowledge of NFP executive search also derives from her eight years as Chief Executive of the Royal College of General Practitioners, and subsequent six years as Chief Executive and Registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Find out more about our executive search process.


We would welcome the opportunity to speak with you and discuss your current vacancies. Helping you get the right team in place, to achieve your business goals, is at the core of our executive search process. Contact us and we will call you at your earliest convenience.