Opinion: Grant Speed
Interims: stabilising a volatile economy
As the country heads into a period of substantial change and uncertainty we should not forget the fundamental role that the interim management industry will have to play in supporting leadership teams.
In the coming months and years, we expect demand for quality interims to further intensify as organisations look for effective leadership to provide the experience and direction needed to navigate these turbulent times.
For Odgers Interim, the latest IIM Provider Rankings – a national survey on industry trends – names us as the leading interim management provider for the third year running and shows and that we are more than prepared to do just that and help businesses through the challenges ahead.
The accolade follows a busy and successful year for our business, which saw us expand our specialist sector practices led by some of the industry’s leading talent. We have brought in some exceptional consultants to further build our expertise in a broad range of sectors, including, healthcare, charities, technology and oil and gas.
Over the past twelve months we have also seen significant growth within our Australian business. The Odgers Interim offices in Melbourne and Sydney are responding to similar market conditions in the UK – a challenge for experienced interims to steady boardrooms and take advantage of growth opportunities.
And, to meet the evolving challenges of our clients, we established Odgers Interim’s dedicated interim consulting division. The placement of independent consultants is disrupting the traditional market and is allowing independent consultants to help management teams with a variety of challenges both strategic and operational.
After another successful year for our business, I would like to thank everyone at Odgers Interim for their hard work and unwavering commitment. And, of course, the interim manager and independent consultant community for their continued support.
Grant Speed is Managing Director at Odgers Interim