Lucy Berkhout

Head of Research - Interim Practice and Head of Research Resource Planning

Lucy provides expert leadership to our Research and Support team. She has been with Savannah for nearly 10 years, and has a 20-year background in executive search. She has had broad exposure to a range of industries and roles at senior management and board levels. Focused on delivering the best talent, Lucy builds solid, long-term relationships with candidates and clients.

My story

My first experience in the recruitment industry was a long time ago now: a temporary holiday job while studying for A levels. Many years later, I joined a boutique executive research consultancy working with both search consultancies and corporate clients.

I have a broad background in the search industry, being a generalist research consultant for many years, and then spending nine years focused on the industrial sector.

My focus

I moved into our Interim practice in 2015 to lead and grow the research function. I also manage our research resource across the Search practice.

Listening to people is important – listening to candidates, listening to clients, and taking time to work with both for the best outcome. Within the Research team, we pride ourselves in following a truly thorough process in searching for the very best candidates. We add value to our clients by delivering a professional, comprehensive search, conferring with all stakeholders along the way to ensure the best outcome.

My motivation

I am possibly a bit of a perfectionist – but that’s a good thing to ensure you deliver the best job possible. Each time you place an outstanding candidate into a client’s organisation it is a great feeling, and that is what drives most of us. Each day is different, each assignment varies and each one is a new challenge!

After all these years, I still find it enormously rewarding to work with clients and candidates alike, finding exactly the right person for a client’s specific needs. It is important to me to build solid, trusting relationships, and for both clients and candidates to know that we will always go that extra mile.

Why I like working at Savannah

We are a business made up of hugely experienced and well-networked individuals – it is great to be surrounded by such talent. We work in a truly collaborative way, with a common goal. Savannah has a unique blend of real professionalism coupled with a family feel, which makes it a warm, supportive and fun place to be.

Where we work

Global coverage

Our global model ensures that the partner who you have the relationship with, and is best placed to deliver the best results, runs the search from start to end, with the support of local market knowledge where it’s needed.
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