Perrett Laver appoints new leadership team as company embarks on next phase of growth

11th May, 2023: Perrett Laver, the leading purpose-driven international executive search firm, announces the appointment of a new Global Leadership Team to steer the company through its next phase of growth.  Arabella Chichester, Dr Sinead Gibney and Tom Weinberg, will take over from Co-Founders Dan Perrett and Simon Laver, who after 20 years, will transition to non-executive roles in the employee-owned company.

  • Arabella Chichester and Dr Sinead Gibney will be appointed as Global Senior Partners and will be responsible for the long-term strategic development and accelerating commercial growth of the company.

Arabella has been at Perrett Laver for twelve years and has been Global Head of the Social Impact and Environment Practice for the last eight. Arabella scaled and diversified Perrett Laver’s Social Impact and Environment Practice to become one of the leading advisors in the sector.

Sinead steps up into the new position having been Managing Partner for Ireland and Joint Managing Partner for Europe. During her ten years at Perrett Laver, she established and led the firm’s operations in Amsterdam and Dublin, while continuing to grow Perrett Laver’s Research, Technology and Innovation, and Higher Education practices across Europe.

  • Tom Weinberg will take on the role of Global Managing Partner and will oversee the professional management of the organisation, ensuring that it continues to be a profitable and growing company and delivers on its core operational commitments.

Tom comes to the role having been at Perrett Laver for twelve years as Joint Managing Partner for the UK and Global Head for Knowledge and Innovation Economies. Tom has grown Perrett Laver’s work across Latin America and the Middle East, co-led Perrett Laver’s largest region through a significant period of growth and spent two years in the US helping establish the company’s first office there.

On their appointments, Arabella, Sinead and Tom said:

Being appointed to these roles is an immense honour. This is a very exciting time for Perrett Laver, with our clear mission, we have a unique opportunity to drive transformation in the sectors we serve, and position Perrett Laver as a catalyst for positive global change. Our vision for Perrett Laver centres around people, and our passionate, motivated, and entrepreneurial colleagues have been critical to our success thus far. As we move forward, we remain committed to championing our values of equality, sustainability, global collaboration, diversity, and inclusion, which lie at the heart of everything we do. We look forward to collaborating and working alongside colleagues worldwide as we embark on the next phase of the Perrett Laver story.”

Celebrating the announcement of the new leadership team, Simon Laver and Dan Perrett, Co-Founders of Perrett Laver said: 

“We are thrilled to be passing on the leadership of our firm to a talented group of partners who are poised to lead the business to new heights of growth. With their dynamic expertise and vision, Arabella, Sinead, and Tom are well-equipped to chart an exciting course for the future of the company. This transition represents a pivotal milestone in our firm’s history, and we are both deeply gratified to be a part of it. We recognize that as leaders in the business of finding talent, our new Global Leadership Team will have a profound impact on society as a whole, and we are proud to have entrusted this responsibility to such an exceptional team.”

The announcement of the new leadership team coincides with an impressive performance over the past 12 months including the company’s recent geographical expansion and key hires in North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Africa. Perrett Laver will continue to support key organizations in sectors including higher education, social impact and the environment, research, technology and innovation, schools, arts and culture, government, and sport.


About Perrett Laver

Founded by Dan Perrett and Simon Laver in 2002, Perrett Laver is a leading international executive firm working closely with clients in purpose-driven sectors. Now entering its third decade, Perrett Laver works globally to identify outstanding leaders for organisations that are solving the world’s biggest challenges and have extraordinary impact in society. Perrett Laver serves clients in over 70 countries worldwide and has offices in 17 countries.

Perrett Laver is a global business operating across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa, Middle East and UK.

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