Liz Shay promoted to Director of Research and Delivery

Posted 11 August 2022

Last month, we bolstered our leadership team and further strengthened our position within the executive search market with a senior promotion.

Howgate Sable named Liz Shay as director of research and delivery – a new position created in response to growing demand from our international client base for high-level industry intelligence when sourcing top talent.

Previously head of research, Liz joined the business in 2019, bringing with her over two decades of experience having previously led the research department for London search firm, The Miles Partnership.

She works closely with leading brands across a broad range of sectors including consumer, financial services, industrial, private equity and pharmaceuticals, acting as a trusted advisor for those looking to accelerate growth through talent acquisition.

Commenting on her new role, Liz Shay said: “The value of the research function when sourcing new staff cannot be underestimated – particularly in the current climate when business recovery is such a global priority.

“Organisations need the very best of the best – individuals who can help them navigate new and unique challenges, while at the same time delivering on objectives around areas such as diversity and inclusion. Business leaders are increasingly recognising the importance of investment in research and I look forward to supporting Howgate Sable in some hugely exciting future assignments.”

Liz also acts as co-chair for the Executive Research Association (ERA), a global forum for talent intelligence and insight professionals.

Neil Humphreys, partner, said: “Clients are continually impressed by Liz’s ability to not only identify the cream of the crop in term of candidates, but also really get to grips with what an organisation really needs – as opposed to what they might think they want.

“High quality research takes expert knowledge, perseverance and the ability to dig deep. Liz is unrivalled in this area and a real asset to our firm.”