• Wilton & Bain is a global executive search and leadership advisory firm.

    We solve critical business issues through human capital initiatives in today’s leading companies. We are leaders in our field working with senior management to hire key talent. Our success lies in our people and our unique philosophy of the ‘Global Boutique’ which translates to exceptional results.

    67th fastest growing company (Sunday Times Fast Track 100, 2013).

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  • Piers Marmion: Chairman to the
    Group's board

    “Wilton & Bain is one of the search industry's best kept secrets.”

    “The firm has very long standing relationships with a wide range of clients as a consequence of exceptional service, dedication and an unusual team ethos. You don't come across many such values-based businesses today that deliver search, interim and contract solutions so well, so approachable and with so little pomp!”

    About Piers Marmion
  • Our invitation only private network
    is a unique innovation, specifically
    developed to give our clients
    immediate access to the market's
    best independent talent.

  • We have worked with over 55 of the
    Fortune Global 500 companies as well
    some of the most innovative smaller
    firms. We have an enviable position as
    the dominant search firm for technology
    enabled businesses.

  • “For over 5 years I have appreciated your knowledge and reach in the market, quick turnaround time and flexibility.”

    Patrick Bertholon
    HR Director GWE
    Hewlett Packard
  • “Wilton & Bain have provided unique and specialist leadership skill with functional expertise to help Colt through this transition. I would not hesitate to recommend them highly as a partner of choice should you be faced with a similar set of opportunities.”

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  • “For over 6 years now Wilton & Bain have demonstrated an in-depth understanding and knowledge of our business. They are a strategic partner to Grant Thornton and work on the majority of our senior leadership hires”

  • “Before finding Wilton & Bain, I interviewed and tried to work with a number of alternative executive search firms. However and so far, only Wilton & Bain has fully met my expectations. They are professional, knowledgeable and a joy to work with. I always have the feeling that my current search is the most important they have ever done. It has been a real pleasure to work with them over the years. They found me some of my best people! I would wholeheartedly recommend them!”


David Heron

Partner – Management Solutions

Having worked for several competitor organisations, I can truly say that our Management Solutions Practice is unique. Our deep client and candidate relationships, coupled with our global presence, sense of pace, and unwavering focus on excellence is truly unusual in an industry that is becoming so antiquated as ours.

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Ben Latreuille


Clients want us to be flexible and deliver immediate value. Our culture and ethos goes hand in hand with this and that’s why firms want to partner with Wilton & Bain.

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Lucy Feltham


My lengthy tenure with Wilton & Bain is testament to both the collaborative and diverse culture that the business engenders, and the continuous intellectual stimulation provided by the level of mandate we work on.

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Anna-Marie McGraw


As part of the Management Solutions Team, I am privileged to not only engage with clients and candidates operating at the top of their fields, but work with a dynamic and superb team where no day is the same.

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James Britton

Client Principal

My passion is professional services and how leaders within this market improve global industry corporations. At Wilton & Bain I see how that relationship is evolving at Partner level and am able to influence it.

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Gary Landes


My favourite part of working for Wilton & Bain is the people. The business model of the company is structured entirely around delivering results through teamwork and collaboration. This has created a fantastic culture where intelligent and energetic professionals work together to deliver the best possible service to the client.

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Tim Hammett


In my experience Wilton & Bain provide a genuine partnership for clients that is based on integrity and understanding. The firm is set up to deliver high quality results quickly for clients.

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Jeremy Mobbs


In my nearly two decades in the leadership advisory industry, I have yet to come across another firm that has managed to align its interests, behaviours and reward so tightly to that of our client’s needs.

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Alastair Lechler

Partner - Management Solutions

Wilton & Bain are ahead of the game with regard to innovating and leveraging a market leading network and working selectively with forward thinking clients. In depth insight and the ability to build bespoke delivery models according to client needs enable us to challenge the more traditional approaches commonly seen in our field.

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Zarina Contractor

Zarina Contractor

Engagement Manager

Market leading service within the Executive Search world is synonymous with Wilton and Bain, but what makes it a particularly pleasurable and rewarding home is the manner in which it delivers this service, with the greatest of credibility, integrity and commitment.

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Chris Ballard

Client Principal

Our highly specialist practices are driven by an innovative delivery model that aligns our interests closely to those of our clients.

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Rachel Farley

Client Principal

Businesses are transforming dramatically with the demand of consumers and clients for digital and multi-platform experiences. We have built deep networks with the global executives that are making a real impact on tomorrows biggest companies. It’s very interesting work. 

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Julian Wolfinden


Wilton and Bain is one team with a common purpose: to deliver outstanding results. It’s great to be part of a growing, dynamic business and team that truly lives to its values every day on delivery, service and quality.

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Jason Rommer

Partner, Management Solutions

I really believe we are one of the most exciting and unique businesses in our industry. Our insight led approach allows us to build world class solutions for our clients.

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Clare Elliott

Head of Client Services, Management Solutions

Clare is is focused on managing the relationships with our network members and driving communications internally and externally to the market. Clare is is focused on managing the relationships with our network members and driving communications internally and externally to the market.

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James Beevers


James leads Wilton & Bain’s Psychometric Assessment Competence Centre, leveraging the power of the Talent Q methodology for our clients.

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Warwick Stacey


My career at Wilton & Bain has given me the chance to work on some of the most high profile search assignments within the Professional Services sector. I greatly enjoy working for a boutique search business that has genuine global reach within our sector vertical.

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Chris Cowan

Partner, Management Solutions

I am delighted to join W&B Management Solutions to help drive the growth of its innovative human capital solutions business that seeks to deliver a better targeted and more complete human capital solution to address its clients’ most important challenges.

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Moira Quinn

Engagement Manager

Our International network, exceptional delivery capability and collaborative culture explains why we are able to maintain such a high standard of service and why clients come back to us time and time again.

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Max Maufe


As a professional services firm our single greatest asset is our people, as such I can say without hesitation that I could not be surrounded by a more outstanding group of professionals.

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