Compass Executives' 2017 - 2018 Case Studies

Case Studies

Nua Healthcare (Ion Equity Owned)
Chief Executive Officer

July 2017

In July 2017 Compass Executives were mandated by Ion Equity to source a Chief Executive for Nua Healthcare. Nua are Ireland’s leading care provider for those with intellectual disabilities, autism, brain injuries and chronic health issues.

Compass Executives undertook a research project benchmarking all CEO’s, CFO’s with CEO capability and operations directors with “step up” credentials. This project focussed on all relevant and comparable market spaces. In tandem with this project a simultaneous exercise commenced with soft referencing for relevant candidates alongside views from the investment community ensuring that our identified targets had delivered, met expectations and were on an upward career trajectory.

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  • Ownership:Ion Equity / PE Backed
  • Position:Chief Executive Officer
  • Sector Specialism:Adult Social Care
  • Founded:2004
  • Staff / Headcount:c.1200
  • Turnover:£0-50m

WCS Care
Director of Delivery
Director of Quality & Compliance

January 2018

In January 2018 Compass Executives were chosen by WCS Care to source two Board-level positions: a Director of Delivery, and a Director of Quality & Compliance. WCS Care are one of the UK’s pre-eminent Not-for-Profit Elderly Care providers.

All long-listed candidates were met, assessed and tested against the both the technical requirements of each role but equally importantly, their alignment to the DNA and ethos of WCS Care. A shortlist of five (per position) was presented to the charity within four weeks. All these individuals were met by WCS Care with four being asked to a final stage for each role. Following a full day assessment with the CEO and Board of Trustees a first-time appointment was made for each position.

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  • Positions:Director of Delivery
    Director of Quality & Compliance
  • Sector Specialism:Elderly Care
  • Mandate:2 Board Hires
  • Turnover:£0-50m
  • Company Profile:6 'Outstanding' CQC Ratings
  • Founded:1992
  • Staff / Headcount:720