The Power Of Talent

Cross industry global expertise

Deep sector and market knowledge, internationally

Sectors Education

Harvey Nash Executive Search’s education practice works with a variety of schools, universities and education-related businesses across the globe advising them on the appointment of exceptional talent including:

  • Academics
  • Senior professional administrators
  • Support staff


We have extensive experience of working at the interface of education and the business world. We pride ourselves on our connectivity within education as well as the broader public sector and the private sector, regularly attracting candidates from outside of education.

This is complemented by original high quality research which identifies and delivers the most appropriate talent for our clients. Increasingly, this entails a global search which is conducted from our offices in London, using our team of multi-lingual researchers.

We also work closely with our interim management teams in our sister company, Impact Executives, to help fill senior roles on a temporary basis.

We understand the complexity of leadership recruitment and we have an established reputation for quality, insight and approachability.

The sector

Currently the second largest sector globally after healthcare, the education sector is a fundamental sector to the global economy. With demographic changes and the growing importance of education in knowledge-based economies, the sector is forecast to grow significantly in the coming years.

Education is changing fast, and requires talented leaders who embrace change and have an ability to thrive in an increasingly competitive environment.

The common thread across the roles that we handle is the need to find high calibre senior leaders who combine their well-developed core skills and expertise, with an ability to thrive in a constantly changing landscape.