SME Board and Technology Practice

As Founders and owners of the 5000-strong Chairman’s Network we are increasing our focus on Board Roles, appointing Chairmen, CEO’s, Non-Executive Directors and Advisory Boards for all SME sectors. We have a strong and experienced team and are extensively connected at this level.

We are passionate about diversity and raising shareholder value by building the most suitable Board or management team for your business or portfolio investment. Additionally, for Non-Executive roles we can manage the full search or do a subset, adding more candidates into your shortlist.

Supporting this, we have an exemplary track record as trusted executive search consultants for International technology markets.

Hayward & Associates consistently and efficiently delivers first-rate, handpicked executive and non-executive management to the broad technology sector as well as Non-Executives and Chairmen in all sectors.

Caroline Hayward
Managing Director

+44 (0)1242 236277

  • Caroline has an incredible network of contacts. Her knowledge of the IT recruitment market is quite awesome, and she is an absolute delight to work with. I have used her services as a succesful candidate, as a client and also as a Business Partner. Simply the best!!

    Steve Bailey, Non-Exec Advisor - Connections Recruitment

  • Caroline was instrumental in me joining Juniper Networks. As a headhunter she did a fantastic job researching and representing her client (Juniper). She supported me throughout the process, keeping me informed and connected. A thoroughly professional approach.

    Nick Barley

  • It's always struck me that successful executive search requires three key attributes: Chemistry, Capability and Connections. In my experience, Caroline and her team at Hayward & Associates exemplify all three values. Caroline easily develops rapport with both clients and candidates, has a highly effective methodology, and is exceptionally well-connected. Highly recommended!

    Bob Apollo

  • Caroline helped recruit for me at MSA and more recently has introduced me to a potential business partner. Caroline combines professionalism with integrity together with an intimate and detailed knowledge of the pan-European TMT sector. This, together with her strong background, provides a key differentiation in her favour.

    John Busby

  • Caroline became engaged as an executive recruitment partner with us and through her we saw a number of excellent candidates who we subsequently hired. I have also used Caroline for general advice on recruitment. Both Caroline and the whole company act with professionalism and integrity and the quality of her colleagues also does her great credit.

    Jeremy Wray

Advisory Board, The Chairman’s Network

Opening date: 20 Aug 2016

The Chairman's Network is keen to build an informal Advisory Board to underpin the requirements of our Members.

The Company

The Chairman’s Network was established over 10 years ago by Caroline Hayward as a Business Networking Group for Chairmen, Independent Directors and CEO’s. Today we are ... READ MORE

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