Acorn formed a strategic partnership with the WSA in 2017 to collaborate with national sports governing bodies to strengthen their boards with non-exec directors. With our support Swim Wales appointed seven new NEDs to achieve a gender-equal board and cement its commitment to growing diversity.
In less than two years we have assisted with the placement of up to 50 non-exec board members right across welsh sport.
“The service provided was professional, supportive and expert in nature, and resulted in a number of high calibre candidates joining the team. We would certainly rely on this service again in future”.
Peter Hybart, CEO Cricket Wales
“Welsh Judo recently recruited two independent directors with strong commercial backgrounds via Acorn’s Executive Search service. We now have the right people, with the right skills, in the right place.”
Darren Warner, CEO Welsh Judo
Offer to members
Acorn’s commercial partnership with the Welsh Sports Association, means that Acorn are able to offer a 25% discount on standard Executive Search rates to member organisations.
Pro Bono NED Offer
As part of the offer, Acorn are also able to provide a ‘pro bono’ service to any WSA member when strengthening their Board with voluntary Non-Executive Directors. This includes providing members with a comprehensive digital marketing campaign and advertising via a number of job boards, as well as cascading opportunities to an exclusive NED portfolio. This means that any member vacancy reaches the widest possible audience of potential applicants.
Jan Hughes | Director, Executive Search
Jan has been recruiting senior professionals into the workplace for more than 20 years. Having been a Regional Director for a leading international recruitment specialist, and has run her own successful recruitment business for 13 years, Jan joined Acorn in 2016 as Director, Executive Search.
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