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Why underinvestment in HR leadership is a false economy

Louise Beales, Consultant in our Charities Practice, highlights that investing in the workforce strategy and engagement skills of a Chief People Officer can lead to a significant reduction in costs through improved recruitment and...

Supporting neurodiverse talent in the workplace

Dr Vina Theodorakopoulou, board member at GAIN (Group for Autism, Insurance, Investment and Neurodiversity), on why organisations that genuinely champion cognitive diversity achieve a competitive edge.

Recently, I authored a...

Housebuilding – The BarrattRedrow Deal and what it means for the sector

Chris Jones, Principal, Industrial and Transportation, discusses how The BarrattRedrow merger aims to create the UK’s largest housebuilder, potentially impacting market dominance, housing supply, and geographic expansion.

What’s in store? Trends in the retail sector

Zoe Wakeham and Daniel Wood, Consultants in our Consumer & Retail practice, explore six significant issues facing retailers.

As The Body Shop’s woes underline, UK retail is a challenging market in which even long-established...

Switching sectors and dispelling the ‘non-commercial’ myth

Jes Ladva, Odgers Interim Managing Partner and Head of Practice for Local and Central Government, on opportunities for top public sector talent to move into commercial sectors, in this case, the world of sports.

In January, I...

Shooting for sports-adjacent programming that’s a win-win

Bambos Eracleous, Partner for Sports, Media & Gaming, on the rise of sports documentaries packed with enough drama to satisfy media companies, viewers and those behind the sporting icons at the centre of the action.

Basketball...

PE investors in sports need a great value creation gameplan

Ross Gordon, Head of Odgers Interim’s EMEA Private Equity Practice, and Bambos Eracleous, Partner for Sports, Media & Gaming, explore why sports businesses have become increasingly attractive to PE investors – and how they can...

Encouraging signs for the tech sector as 2024 unfolds

Andy Wright, Partner in Odgers Interim’s Technology Practice, notes a marked increase in companies hiring at senior interim level, even though stubborn financial pressures remain.

No doubt about it, 2023 was a challenging year....

ED&I leadership in Higher Education with guest speaker Professor Dilshad Sheikh

Rebecca Brandwood and Sarah Shaw from the Odgers Interim Education Practice hosted a webinar on ED&I leadership in Higher Education with a focus on sweeping away barriers to progression. 

Although the Higher Education Sector...

Hot trends for local government in a general election year

Jes Ladva, Odgers Interim Managing Partner and Head of Practice for Local and Central Government, explores six major issues facing local authorities in 2024.

As I noted towards the end of last year, local authorities are...

Cultivating new era mindsets for new era challenges

Adam Gates, Becky Mackarel and Richard Plaistowe, Odgers Interim’s Financial Services Practice, welcomed their colleague, Andrew Rodgers, Principal, Odgers Berndtson Leadership Practice, who offered practical advice on hot topics...

Practical tips to improve the diversity of your workforce

The conversation in housing, and more broadly, has focussed for some time on increasing representation from diverse groups. Diversity is uniqueness, what makes us different. Increasingly, organisations are focusing ever more on...

Interim Insights: A CFO’s insight into a UK retail success story

Daniel Wood, Consultant, Consumer and Retail Practice, spoke to Neil Greenhalgh about his career at JD Sports spanning 19 years.

How did you get into a career in finance?

I went to Edinburgh University where I studied...

The Rise of the Fractional General Counsel

Companies are constantly seeking innovative solutions to enhance their legal operations and maintain a competitive edge. One such trend that has gained significant traction in recent years is the rise of the fractional general...

Bringing central government to the FTSE comparison party

Jes Ladva, Odgers Interim’s Managing Partner and Head of Practice for Local and Central Government, believes the reach and positive impact on the public of Government Departments and their leadership, is all too often downplayed...

Shining a light on ESG and sustainable business

Adam Gates, Becky Mackarel and Richard Plaistowe from our Financial and Professional Services practice on doing the right thing in the face of yet more regulation – the Consumer Duty.

On the evening of Thursday 23 November 2023,...

Financial Services: 2023 overview and what lies ahead

Adam Gates, Becky Mackarel and Richard Plaistowe from our Financial Services practice provide an overview of 2023 across Insurance, Banking and Asset & Wealth Management – plus a few pointers on trends we are likely to see in...

Looking ahead to 2024 and the trends to watch out for in Media & Entertainment

Bambos Eracleous, Partner for Sports, Media & Entertainment, on major trends in Media & Entertainment, from M&A activity to exciting new opportunities in gaming.

There’s a tendency at this time of the year to look back and review...

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