John Ellis has over 20 years’ experience in executive search. He is a leader in the Board Services Practice at Boyden UK, where he has led the London team as a Managing Partner since 2003. He specialises in corporate governance best practices, and works with public, private and private equity-owned businesses in a range of vertical markets to recruit board chairmen and non-executive directors.
EMEA Regional Leader of Board Services Practice
Specialises in recruiting board chairmen and non-executive directors for public, private and private equity-owned businesses
Focuses on searches in a range of vertical markets within the professional services sector
Began executive search career in 1994, joining the technology practice of an international search firm
Started and grew his own executive search business, which he sold to a major firm in 2001
Spent 11 years at IBM, progressing to senior management roles and becoming General Manager of a newly formed services business, which he led through transformation and growth