Simon Havers

Consultant

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Odgers Interim London office

work 20 Cannon Street
London
EC4M 6XD

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Simon Havers joined the firm in 2013. His early career was varied, ranging from manufacturing production management through strategy consulting to the planning and rollout of the BBC World television channel.  In 1994 he went into private equity and worked his way up through the industry, eventually leading private equity firm Baird Capital for seven years and becoming Chairman of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA).  He has been a non-executive director of companies in the manufacturing, business services, healthcare, technology and media sectors including Cerillion and ArmorGroup International plc, which he floated on the London stock exchange main market.

Simon holds an MBA, is a Chartered Management Accountant, and has a first class honours degree in engineering and management from Cambridge University.


Sectors

Functions

  • 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.