Since our inception in 2009 we’ve gathered together some of the best charity sector consultants; people who are attracted to our values and want to work with like-minded souls who are socially motivated, performance driven and utterly dedicated to our clients.

We currently have a team of 14 people who specialise in recruiting Chief Executives, Trustees as well as specialist professionals in fundraising, marketing, digital, finance, human resources and others disciplines through both advertising and proactive personalised search.

We recruit permanent staff, interim managers and undertake Board reviews and Board development projects to maximise the effectiveness of organisations leadership.

Our clients range from the very largest charities including Oxfam and Save the Children to small local community organisations with turnover of under £1m, and for each, we develop a bespoke solution for their needs and budget.

Our processes, our proposals, everything is flexible. We won’t pigeonhole you into our way of working – we’ll deliver what you need, when you need it, and for a fee that is fair.


Grant Taylor

Managing Director
07958 690184

Grant founded Peridot Partners in 2009 and while he still undertakes executive appointments with a range of clients he also leads Peridot's Board development work. Grant has led board reviews with Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity and IOSH, as well as smaller diagnostic reviews with the Archives and Records Association, Electrical Safety First, National Fire Savers Credit Union, YGAM.

Grant has recruited Trustees for large charities such as Wateraid and Shelter as well many smaller charities across the UK to appoint Chairs, Treasurers and Trustees. These include the Makaton Charity and Coventry University Social Enterprise. Grant designed and co-presented the ACEVO Inspirational Board's Workshop in conjunction with ACEVO's Jenny Berry and he also undertakes ad hoc consulting projects for Boards such as developing and delivering induction processes for Trustees or designing Trustee appraisal processes.

Philippa Fabry

07772 902071

Philippa leads Peridot's executive recruitment for the charity sector. She has over fifteen years’ experience recruiting senior managers, directors and chief executives for a broad range of charities as well as significant experience recruiting Trustees and Chair role.

Her clients include Action for Children, Prince’s Trust, Leonard Cheshire Disability, Family Action and Action on Hearing Loss as well as many other small and medium-sized charities across the UK. Appointments include Chief Executives for the national charities, Relate and Carers Trust; for Foundation (a Leeds-based charity), Action for Blind People (part of the RNIB Group), UK Homecare Association, HFT (a national disability charity), Yarrow (a London-based charity supporting adults with learning disabilities) and Croftlands Trust (part of the Richmond Fellowship Group).

She is also experienced in supporting clients to appoint new leadership teams at times of change and development. This includes working with Carers Trust, Brighton Metropolitan College and currently with the national advocacy charity, VoiceAbility to help them recruit multiple roles to reinvigorate their senior leadership teams.

Simon Callaghan

07702 678658

Simon leads Peridot's fundraising recruitment into the charity sector. He has experience recruiting mid to senior level fundraisers across the full income portfolio, with a particular interest in high-value fundraising.

Simon has successfully appointed a number of Directors of Fundraising for charities including Mencap, Animal Health Trust, Ambitious about Autism, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Carers Trust, Raleigh International, St Clare Hospice, The Hospice of St Francis, Action for Children and Earl Mountbatten Hospice as well as Heads of Major Giving for Oxfam, Bloodwise, Help for Heroes, Breast Cancer Care, Sense and Leonard Cheshire Disability. He has also supported the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity to recruit an Associate Director, Philanthropy to deliver a high profile £50m appeal as well as working with CW+ to deliver a multi-million-pound appeal.

Liz Holderness

Director of Research, Special Projects and Salary Surveys
07872 031079

Liz has over 25 years’ experience leading research teams in executive search together with undertaking research, search strategy and candidate identification. Having worked across public, private and not-for-profit sectors, Liz has valuable experience of attracting individuals to the charity sector at Board and executive level. In addition, she provides specialist research for clients seeking candidate sourcing, market mapping and salary benchmarking services.

She has worked for numerous small to large charities operating at local, regional, national and international levels from Action for Children and Age UK to The Prince’s Trust, The Scout Association and Victim Support. She has also worked with membership organisations including the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and The Bar Council and recruited numerous Board Members and Trustees for a range of clients such as Universities of Bath and Coventry, Nacro, Durham Students’ Union and Kent Union.





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