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Compass Executives Case Study: Achieve together – Chair

16 Nov 2020

In November 2019, Compass Executives were mandated by Australian infrastructure fund AMP Capital to source a Chair for their portfolio business Achieve together.

Achieve together are one of the leading providers of support for people with learning disabilities, autism and associated complex care. They were formerly known as Regard and CMG before they merged.

Given the scale of Achieve together – a business providing support to over 2,000 people in more than 350 services across England and Wales, the successful candidate was required to have pedigree, capability and track record in the social care arena. Critically, the prospective Chair needed to have attributes that complimented a newly appointed CEO of the combined assets.

Compass Executives were hired for our significant “in sector” track record. They were mandated to undertake a rapid-fire diagnostic of the sector’s leading Chair personnel before undertaking an engagement exercise to source the most relevant and high calibre options.

With an out of sector CEO appointed prior to this Chair mandate it was imperative that the top table held complimentary track records. As such we were assigned to secure a Chair with a stellar in-sector achievement record, ideally within specialist care. Our understanding and reach to all corners of this space ensured a timely and competitive process was concluded successfully and that the incumbent is of a pedigree that benefits the client and sector as a whole.

Head of Asset Management – Europe for AMP Capital, Malcolm Brown, commented:

This was a challenging assignment, two established businesses merging and a new CEO appointed. Compass Executives listened carefully to our thoughts, provided insight and constructive challenge to our requirements, then worked with us collaboratively to find the best candidates.”

Founding Director, Sam Leighton-Smith, acted as appointment lead for the process.

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