Narinder Uppal


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Odgers Interim Leeds office

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Narinder Uppal recently has joined Odgers Interim as a Consultant in the Education Practice. She is based out of the Leeds office but has a national portfolio and specialises in appointments in Further Education as well as the Learned Societies, Academic and Professional Institutes arenas.

Narinder has over 20 years’ education and professional membership body experience at operational and strategic level and most recently as Director of Customer Engagement at the Chartered Management Institute. She has a strong commercial track record of implementing and driving change in such organisations, along with the ability to engage both clients and customers at all levels to ensure the right results are delivered through various sales and marketing channels.

Having just completed an interim assignment herself, Narinder understands the challenges interim executives face and also what a client likes to experience from an interim provider. She has a passion for learning and understanding the challenges of the education sector, its clients and executives.


  • Education

    The education landscape is complex. As a rapidly changing and often high profile area, this market sector requires our constant attention if we are to make the most of changes in policy and structure to increase the volume and enhance the variety of work we win. Education is a diverse and expanding market with national and international coverage.


  • Board & CEO

    As world-class organisations grapple with the global challenges of the 21st century, it is their leaders that define success.

  • Corporate Communications

    Chief executives are recognising the importance of strengthening and protecting corporate reputation and the vital role played by corporate communications in doing this.

  • Financial Management

    As the role of the finance function in corporate decision-making becomes ever-increasingly important, so the demands on finance leaders are rising.

  • Human Resources

    HR has become a commercial business partnering role; finding candidates who can make a genuine contribution to the organisation is paramount to a successful appointment.

  • IT Management

    Today's Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) play a vital role in the creation of the firm's strategic plan and in articulating how technology can enable business strategies.

  • Procurement & Supply Chain

    Odgers Interim are leaders in interim procurement and interim supply chain appointments. As the demand for specialist procurement & supply chain expertise increases our practice recognises the need for an international network of interim managers.

  • Legal

    The law plays an increasing role in business life today; corporate and practicing lawyers at the height of their profession are hard to attract.

  • Sales & Marketing

    Finding quality sales and marketing people who will really deliver for your organisation is all about uncovering what’s behind the personal pitch.

I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of attention we received from Odgers Interim, from the quality of the short-list to the prompt turn-around of candidates plus the personal follow-up from our consultant, Narindar Uppal. The information we were given was just what we needed in terms of the selection process, and the whole experience was very positive.