Non-Executive Director Search & Board Chair Search

In Ireland, Board Excellence provide a comprehensive Non-Executive Directors search and Board Chairs search service.

Progressive organisations have high-performing boards that add significant value for shareholders and other stakeholders. High-performing boards typically have a membership consisting of diverse and appropriately experienced directors, including non-executive directors who individually and collectively act with independence, intelligence and integrity.

If you’re looking to add to the diversity, skill-set and strength on your board, or if you’re contemplating adding your first independent non-executive director or directors, our cost-effective director recruitment service is focussed exclusively on finding the best Non-Executive Director and Board Chair candidates for your organisation’s needs.

We’ll work closely with you to understand your organisation’s plans, goals and challenges, and your board skills and diversity requirements, so as to deliver high calibre and appropriate candidates to you for your consideration and interview.

We retain a significant database of skilled and experienced Directors and Board Chairs. We have access, when required, to a wider pool of domestic and international talent, the combination of which is sure to meet your requirements.

What Our Clients Say

“Ifac is Irelands farming, food and agribusiness specialist professional service Firm. We employ 475 people in more than 30 regional offices across the country. We engaged Board Excellence to help us recruit a high calibre independent non-executive director (INED) to join our Board. From the outset Kieran and Anne-Marie invested time in understanding our business and our needs. They used this knowledge to create the specification for the role and brought us a stellar group of INED candidates. The process was detailed, professional, open, and transparent. Kieran and Anne-Marie were excellent throughout. Board
Excellence did a great job for Ifac and we highly recommend them.”

John Donoghue,

“We approached Board Excellence at a critical stage in the company’s development, undertaking a large transaction which would platform the business for growth over the coming years. We were anxious to upskill our PLC board with commensurate non-executive director experience. Board Excellence have an incredible reach into the professional marketplace and the ability to find the best board placements is undoubted as a result. I would have no hesitation in recommending Board Excellence as a best in class Non-executive director search partner.”

Noel Creedon,
Board Chair,
INUA Hospitality

“We were delighted with our experience working with Kieran and Board Excellence to help us recruit top talent to our newly formed Board of Directors. Right from the beginning of the process, Kieran worked with us to firstly understand how a successful Board should be structured. He then helped us identify our needs and clearly define the job specs. Board Excellence’s network is incredible, and they connected us with some fantastic individuals who all would have been suitable for our Board. Over the process this was narrowed down, and Kieran helped us every step of the way. What was most impressive was that they understood our brand and business and matched our passion to find the right Board members to help the business grow. For any early-stage business who is looking to start a Board then I would highly recommend Board Excellence.”

Niall Horgan,
Founder & CEO,
Gym & Coffee

“MAAS is a small precision engineering company with big ambition. To realise our ambition we wanted to develop a formal board structure but were unsure as to how to source a Non-Executive Director with the right skills and experience. Board Excellence specialises in this area. Anne-Marie worked closely with us to understand exactly what we were looking for in a director, taking account of our scale, our culture and our ambition. She identified several very strong candidates and guided us through the process to a successful appointment. We were delighted with this service and would highly recommend to any company.”

Áine Collins,
Board Chair,
MAAS Precision Engineering

“Conjura approached Board Excellence to seek help finding a board chair in advance of a growth funding round. Several high-quality candidates were sourced by Board Excellence and following a series of interviews we were delighted to secure our first-choice candidate. Throughout the process everything was run efficiently allowing me to concentrate on choosing the right fit. Not only did Board Excellence find the candidates and run the process but they also provided invaluable advice throughout.”

Fran Quilty,
Founder & CEO,

“I worked with Kieran and Anne-Marie in Board Excellence initially in 2020 to improve our board composition and performance. They have a great reputation for helping boards to drive business performance and I was not disappointed. Board Excellence gave us great insights and advice and was able to help us distil this into specific plans and actions. When it came to searching for non-executive directors, I was impressed with the strength and depth of the candidates offered. Their advice was excellent and certainly encouraged us to take a different perspective opening up a range of valuable candidates. I look forward to working again with Board Excellence again in the future.”

Seán Keating,

How Can We Support You?

Anne-Marie Taylor
Lead Search Partner
Contact Anne-Marie
Kieran Moynihan
Managing Partner
Contact Kieran