CEO

Simon Mead

Bailey Fisher Executive Search is pleased to have worked with CW (Cambridge Wireless), the technology membership organisation on the search for a CEO, resulting in the appointment of Simon Mead, who will take over on 1 November, following the exit of current leader, Bob Driver.

Simon currently manages the Incubation Centre at the University of Essex and has previously worked as CEO of the Eastern Enterprise Hub, delivering mentor-supported networking programmes to support SMEs and social enterprises. Through a career that has ranged from traditional media (Thames TV) to Cambridge start-up success (E*Trade UK), he is experienced in supporting organisations achieve their growth goals.

“Simon’s past experience and natural leadership skills will be of great value as he works alongside the CW Board to provide superlative value to the tech community.” Bob Driver

Debra Leeves

Bailey Fisher Executive Search is pleased to have assisted Vertual with the search for a CEO, resulting in the appointment of Debra Leeves.

Vertual is a growing technology company, spun out of the University of Hull in 2007, to develop the commercial opportunities of VERT, a unique virtual reality training system for radiation therapy.

Bailey Fisher was mandated to find a high-performing commercially minded business leader to drive the company towards further revenue growth at an exciting time in its development.

The search resulted in the appointment of Debra Leeves, who brings 25 years’ international commercial experience in medical science and technology.

Jennifer Rudder

Bailey Fisher Executive Search is pleased to have assisted Apollo Fire Detectors Ltd with the search for a Global Finance Director.

Apollo Fire Detectors Ltd is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of smoke detectors, modules and notification devices. Established in 1980, Apollo has become one of the top five manufacturers in the world specialising in the design and manufacture of high quality detection products.  Apollo Fire Detectors is part of the Apollo group of companies, which operates within the Infrastructure Safety sector of FTSE 100 Halma plc.

Bailey Fisher was engaged to manage the search for a high calibre finance leader with international experience. The search was led by Andrew Moore, Managing Director of Bailey Fisher Executive Search, and resulted in the successful appointment of Jennifer Rudder.

Jennifer is a highly experienced finance professional with a background in finance leadership within Europe and the US, most recently within a multi-million dollar international manufacturing company.

 

 

 

Oliver Burstall

Bailey Fisher Executive Search is pleased to have assisted our client, FFE, with the search for a Managing Director.

FFE is a UK based global design and manufacturing business, dedicated to supplying specialist detection products to the fire industry.  FFE sits within the Infrastructure Safety sector of Halma plc, a FTSE 100 group of businesses making products that push the boundaries of science and technology.

Bailey Fisher was engaged to manage the search for a high calibre Managing Director for FFE.  The search resulted in the appointment of Oliver Burstall. Oliver is a highly skilled and experienced business leader with a background in building technology, operations and commercial teams within businesses including Origami Energy; Milbank; Sentec and The Technology Partnership.

Jane Cooke

Bailey Fisher Executive Search is pleased to have assisted our client Ieso Digital Health with the search for a Executive Vice President – Human Resources.

Ieso Digital Health delivers one-to-one, clinically led online cognitive behavioural therapy for people dealing with mental health conditions. Ieso aligns with health policy, using technology to bridge the gap between physical and mental ill health. The company offers evidence-based psychological interventions to increase access, improve waiting times, optimise cost savings and achieve excellent performance outcomes using data-driven quality control.  Ieso has operations in the UK and the US. The company recently raised $24m in funding led by European VC firms Draper Esprit and Touchstone Innovations; and was recognised as one of the UK’s Top 10 Disruptors in the 2017 Sunday Times Virgin Media Business Disruptors Fast Track.

Bailey Fisher was engaged by the Chairman of Ieso to manage the search for a high calibre, commercially astute HR leader with experience of working within both a high growth technology company operating in the UK and US; and a more corporate culture.   The search was led by Iain Hopper, Bailey Fisher’s Director of Digital Health & Life Sciences.

The search resulted in the successful appointment of Jane Cooke. who brings extensive experience working in high-growth multinational companies across continents.  Most recently Director of Organisational Development at Frontier Developments, Jane spent 10 years heading up HR for Abcam plc, setting up HR functions in the UK, US, Japan and China.

Rob James

Bailey Fisher Executive Search is pleased to have assisted Apple with the search for a Head of Software Development.

Bailey Fisher was engaged to run a global search to identify an experienced individual with the combination of excellent technical and managerial skills, to take responsibility for managing and leading the team that owns the Siri product.

The search resulted in the appointment of Rob James, who brings experience of working with a range of customers globally, and leading teams to deliver technologies within extremely challenging time frames.