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Boyden United Kingdom Announces Betty Thayer to Join Firm's UK Board

Top global executive search firm to benefit from renowned expert on role of non-executive directors

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LONDON, April 4, 2011 – Boyden, a global leader in executive search, today announced that Betty Thayer has joined the Board of the firm’s UK office as a Non-Executive Director. Mrs. Thayer is well known in the international search and selection community as a top expert on the non-executive position and transition coaching of senior executives.

“Betty is an authority on the role of non-executive director and on management consulting and we are honoured to welcome her to Boyden’s UK Board,” said John Ellis, Managing Partner, Boyden UK.

Mrs. Thayer founded and served as Deputy Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Exec-Appointments LTD (, the leading executive jobs site, and, a flagship site for non-executive directors.  Both businesses were acquired by the Financial Times in 2007.  Prior to this, she spent 20 years in management consulting, most recently as a partner at Ernst & Young in London.

Mrs. Thayer’s other roles include visiting lecturer on the non-executive director programme at the Cranfield School of Management; a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Bath School of Management; a Director of Across the Board, a consultancy specialising in Board assessment. She also serves on the UK Council of the American Museum in Britain and as a Trustee of the Bath Mozartfest.

A dual UK and US citizen, Mrs. Thayer holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University. She frequently writes about the role of the non-executive and provides transition coaching to a wide variety of senior executives.

About Boyden World Corporation

Boyden is a global leader in the executive search industry with more than 70 offices in over 40 countries. Founded in 1946, Boyden specializes in high-level executive search, Interim Management and Human Capital consulting across a broad spectrum of industries. For further information, visit the firm’s website at