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Utilities

Leadership & talent solutions for better business outcomes

The utilities sector has recently seen rapid change. New entrants are eating away at the big players’ market share. Now those larger firms are transforming their own business practices to keep up with smaller, more agile competititors.

The rise of robotic process automation (RPA) is the start of the digital journey for many – alongside streamlining the customer experience. While there are new opportunities to grasp, there are also continuing issues to face, including smart meter roll-out, leaking pipes, sustainability and changing regulation.

Where transformation is the goal, experienced senior executives and interim managers offer you the expertise required to deliver change fast. Our utilities team connects businesses to experienced talent equipped to lead organisations, navigate challenges and get results.

Helping you deliver better outcomes

We deliver a wide range of mandates ranging from executive search and functional leadership assignments, business transformation to interim management for programme management and change. We play a vital role in unlocking the potential of our clients’ growth plans as well helping them through times of major change.

Our sector specialist consultants build strong relationships with board executives and influential leaders in utilities to understand the issues the market faces.

We take an outcomes-driven, consultative approach in providing best-in-class talent to our clients’ complex challenges.

Executive search & selection

Our extensive candidate network means we're well placed to find high-calibre senior candidates when you're looking to recruit a permanent executive. Our executive search service delivers retained executive-level assignments both internationally and domestically, centring on the recruitment of CEOs, MDs, c-suite appointments and general managers along with other senior leadership professionals.

Our high-quality, holistic service combines the capability of our highly experienced executive recruitment consultants with in-depth psychometric/personality assessments delivered by qualified occupational psychologists. Our search and selection methodology will ensure a cultural fit and alignment to values and organisational purpose, which is particularly important at a senior level.

Typical executive search assignments

  • Board and leadership
  • Digital, change and transformation
  • Commercial
  • Finance
  • Human resources 
  • Information technology
  • Marketingand sales 
  • Operations
  • Programme management
  • Risk, governance and compliance

Interim management advisory

Our experience in the utilities sector has exposed us to some fascinating change and transformation programmes over the years. We’ve provided interim solutions for a range of business challenges including supporting the regulator in smart meter readiness, providing financial specialists to assist utility companies in disposing of non-core assets, and management of under-performing outsourced providers.

Our expert consultants will help you to define the problem, shape the solution and deliver the best outcome through our network of interim managers.

Key benefits of interim managers

  • Hiring of expertise on a short-term basis to offer consultancy for due diligence of asset acquisitions
  • Programme management and leadership of major utilities programmes
  • Critical expertise and cost-effective option for under-performing assets
  • Specialist expertise to deliver operational improvements
  • Disposal and acquisition analysis of key assets
  • Critical resource to fill an unforeseen gap in senior management
  • Specialist expertise to deliver new technology programme integrations and roll-outs

Typical interim management assignments

  • Interim CEO/MD
  • Interim CIO
  • Interim finance director
  • Interim operations director
  • Interim customer experience director
  • Interim compliance director
  • Interim compliance director
  • Interim technology director
  • Interim commercial director

Get ready for IR35

With changes to the IR35 legislation hitting the private sector in April 2021, now is the time to ensure you're fully prepared so that the changes are implemented smoothly. Learn more about our IR35 compliance managed service.

Other services

  • Board effectiveness review
  • Leadership assessment
  • Executive development

Meet the team

Andrew McIntee

Director

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Keith Butler 840X530

Keith Butler

Executive search consultant

Jerome Bull

Director

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