July 27, 2023

2023 new joiners

Carlyle are delighted to announce continued growth with the recent expansion of our Research team. Andrew Thomson joins us as a Senior Researcher with seven years of Search experience, and Eleanor Wilsher as a Research Assistant on our graduate programme.

Eleanor and Andrew join as part of the ongoing investment and development of our Research team which remains the largest function at Carlyle. This follows the recent promotions of Alice Ritchie to Senior Researcher and George Graham to Researcher and Project Lead. This investment for the future ensures each Search receives an industry leading level of dedicated resource, focused research and in-depth market intelligence.

On the appointments, Fiona James-Martin, Partner at Carlyle commented:

“We are excited by the continued success and growth of Carlyle’s Research team augmented by our graduate programme which has year on year continued to bring us exceptionally talented individuals. The strength and scale of Research capability and ongoing investment enables Carlyle to offer a differentiated level of service and remain one of the UK’s leading Executive Search firms”.

Carlyle has seen further expansion in 2023 with the hires of Ben Walker as Principal, and Sian Rae who joins the Operations team. Having recently worked with the Sustainability Tech platform, Pawprint, Ben moves back to the Executive Search industry where he brings 25 years' experience in delivering Senior appointments across the UK and Internationally. Reflecting on his experience so far with Carlyle, Ben commented:

“Having been in the Executive Search industry for many years, I was drawn to the level of professionalism with which Carlyle approached the whole Search process. During my initial meetings with Carlyle, they spoke about their values; the depth of research they offer; the data and insight they provide to their clients; the exemplary candidate journey they ensure everyone receives; and the extremely collaborative culture they have created. Seven months in, I can say with genuine delight that Carlyle live up to all these promises and more. They truly differentiate themselves as an Executive Search firm, living by their values and offering consistently outstanding service and results.”

Carlyle Journey to Non-Executive Breakfast - Key Takeaways