Today’s Generation of Board & Executive SearcH


About Us


Ivy Street is today’s generation of Executive Search firm, fulfilling an articulated need for a creative, thoughtful and transparent partner for clients and candidates.

As an independent boutique, we are focused on working with a select number of commercial businesses on their transformative and ever-changing Board and Senior level appointments in the UK and internationally.

Ivy Street is relentlessly focused on quality. To deliver this, we combine innovation, agility and pace with a rigorous and professional approach, underpinned by twenty years of best in class search experience.

Above all, Ivy Street is relationship driven. We are built for the long term on foundations of trust, honesty, integrity and empathy.





Our Services

Building complimentary, successful and diverse Board and Senior Leadership Teams is our focus. This requires the right relationships, a depth of knowledge and the ability to effectively advise and challenge which we have articulated, developed and delivered throughout our many years of experience.

We have established strong credentials in a wide range of industries including the Consumer, Converging Media, Technology, Digital and Business Services sectors, and can provide deep analytical and advisory support as our clients continue to evolve and transform at pace.

For high growth, disruptive businesses looking either to IPO or add necessary but different skill sets to their Board or Leadership Team, we can advise on the best process and we have the right network to identify and attract the most suitable candidates who will be highly motivated to support on the next phase of the journey.


We specifically work with clients on their critical C-Suite and Senior level appointments across established and scaled challenger businesses within the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250, as well as Private Equity Portfolio companies and Privately Owned organisations. We are proven in delivering successful search work across a wide range of functions including:

  • CEO / General Management

  • Finance

  • Human Resources

  • Marketing

  • Corporate Communications

  • Strategy

  • Digital

  • Technology


As businesses continue to rapidly change and diversify across many areas, the need to build Boards with different but complimentary and value add experience is even more crucial. With our broad and deep network, we bring expertise in helping to appoint Chairmen, Committee Chairs and Non-Executive Directors who can quickly make a positive impact and successfully deliver in the Boardroom.


Why Us



Quality Not Volume

We are driven by working in genuine partnership with our clients, not by a need to deliver volume. Therefore you get us, experienced Partners, who remain close to you throughout and are responsible for delivering each stage of your search work from briefing to completion.

Clear & Transparent

Transparency is a core value of ours. And this translates to our fees. We have no hidden percentage expense fees but a clean and simple charging model which is aligned with clear objectives. 

Deep & Creative Research

Thorough, discreet and detailed research is in our DNA. It is how we have been trained. And we have seen first-hand how key this is to delivering successful searches and minimising unwanted surprises. Extensive informal referencing and sourcing from our trusted network is done in the initial stages of the search, in addition to formal referencing at the end.


No Limits

As a boutique, Ivy Street offers a different search experience, one which is personal, proactive and dedicated to you, without restrictions from off limits.

Highly Discreet

Maintaining confidentiality and ensuring discretion is something we pride ourselves on, whether that is in search, succession planning or advisory work and mentoring.

Trusted Advisor

Our depth and breadth of multi-disciplinary expertise and ability to advise with honesty and candour, ensures we are a trusted partner to both clients and candidates.


Diversity in Leadership



“Increasing the diversity of leadership teams leads to far greater innovation, significantly better employee engagement, and improved financial performance”


Whilst gender diversity has been a clear priority for the executive search industry for some time, at Ivy Street we are committed to ensuring all aspects of inclusion and diversity are top of our agenda.

We are focused on helping our clients to build stronger and more successful Boards and Management Teams comprising people with the widest possible range of backgrounds and perspectives. This enables businesses to drive creativity and innovation and deliver meaningful change in a truly inclusive way.

In order to identify and attract diverse leaders, advisors and mentors, we dig deep into our varied and trusted international network to ensure we consider all aspects of diversity including gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, nation of origin, and socioeconomic status.

Furthermore, we passionately believe that in order to deliver significant and lasting change through diversity, these initiatives have to be actively sponsored and led from the top and cannot only be an objective of HR.





Kate Bamford

Founding Partner

Kate is the Founding Partner of Ivy Street. She established the business in 2018 following 12 years at JCA Group where she was a Partner. Her expertise is in working with Boards and C-Suite leaders to identify and engage the very best talent, for now and the future. She specifically brings deep experience in the Media, Digital, Technology and Consumer sectors.

+44 (0)20 3931 9873



Amanda Dominy

Partner – Operations

Amanda joined Ivy Street in 2018 and ensures the smooth running of the business. She leads on all events and business development activities and plays an invaluable role in supporting Kate and the research team in delivering client work. She previously worked with Kate at JCA Group for 11 years and prior to that was at Korn Ferry for five years.

+44 (0)20 3931 9872



Eliza McIntyre


Eliza is a core member of the Ivy Street team focused on delivering thorough and qualified research, including invaluable and confidential third party sourcing. She brings over 18 years of search experience from Whitehead Mann and Moloney Search and has expertise in the Consumer, Retail and Technology sectors as well as across many functional disciplines.

+44 (0)20 3931 9870







20 North Audley Street,
London, W1K 6LX



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