Dr. Seamus McGardleManaging Director
Dr. Seamus McGardle is the Managing Director of SRI Executive Search.
With over 25 years’ senior management experience, Seamus has led dynamic and culturally diverse teams in over forty-six countries worldwide. Committed to developing, building and maintaining long-term partnerships with international organisations, Seamus is dedicated to fulfilling the expectations and needs of our clients. With a depth of expertise across all sectors, his knowledge and familiarity with an organisation allows him to navigate and offer direction on the most complex search assignments.
He holds a BSc in Chemistry and PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from University College Dublin.X
Helen McGardleManaging Director
Helen McGardle is the Founder and Managing Director of SRI Executive Search.
With over 20 years’ experience as a search specialist and senior executive coach, Helen’s specialises in sourcing, managing and coaching the most exceptional candidates across the Life Science, Food Security and Sustainability sector.
She holds a BSc in Pharmacy from Trinity College Dublin, a Masters in Business Administration from Open University and an Advanced Certificate in Executive Coaching.X
Ursula GallagherGlobal Director of Search
- Location: Dublin
- Fields: Food Security & Nutrition, Public Health, Development Finance, Climate Change, Sustainability, Academia, Government Appointments, Board positions
- Language: English
Passionate about ethical Search & Selection Ursula has been with SRI Executive since 2004 holding a variety of roles and currently leads our global team of Consultants and Researchers to ensure we support our clients through sustainable search and strategy services that impact at scale.
With a strong orientation for developing sustainable and mutually beneficial partnerships with Clients and Candidates both in the private and public sector internationally, Ursula has worked across multiple areas of International development ranging from Food Security & Nutrition, Global Public Health, Development Finance, Climate Change & Sustainability, Academia, Government Appointments and Board positions. Ursula generates the circumstances that build SRI Executive’s own global network of relationships and essential regional representatives that enable SRI Executive to find the world’s most outstanding diverse and dynamic leaders to save lives, eliminate poverty, sustain our planet and empower the world’s most vulnerable.to identify outstanding leaders for organisations that are solving the
Ursula holds a MSc in Molecular Medicine from Trinity College, Dublin and has a BSc (Hons) Genetics from Queens University of Belfast.
- Human Resources Director for Trinity College Dublin
- Dean of King’s Inns
- Chief Procurement Officer for the World Bank
- Chief Executive Officer for HarvestPlus
- Deputy Director, County Impact, Nutrition for Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- Deputy Director, Innovation & Private Sector for Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- Assistant Director General, Green Growth Planning and Implementation
Deb ChamberlinVice President, Search - North America
- Location: Washington/US
- Fields: Not for Profit organisations, NGO’s, Business & Professional Services, Private sector
- Languages: English, Afrikaans
Deborah has more than 20 years’ experience in the recruitment of senior executives for organizations across the non-profit, healthcare, private and public sectors in the USA and internationally. She began her career in Human Resources in South Africa and since then her career has spanned multiple countries and includes 10 years’ in-house experience as Senior Director of Talent Acquisition and Human Resources within global international development organizations.
Deborah’s in-house management of HR and Recruiting functions allows her to give clients a level of strategic insight and business realism which adds a unique perspective and value. She brings to searches a wide range of international experience, cultural sensitivity and practicality in dealing with international and cross-cultural issues; this has been gleaned from her experience with the functional management of Human Resources.
Deborah holds a Bachelors’ Degree in International Development from the University of Washington, Seattle.
- Chief Program Officer for IntraHealth International
- Vice President Technical Services for IntraHealth International
- Country Manager India for International Budget Partnerships
- Deputy Executive Director for United Nations Population Fund
- Human Resources Director for United Nations Population Fund
- Director of Talent Acquisition for Global Health Systems
Colette CoffeyDirector of Operations and Client Services
Colette Coffey is the Director of Operations and Client Services of SRI Executive.
With responsibilty for all Client services and overseeing the Tender department, she has over the past 7-years supported the increase in SRI’s client base, globally. She has over 15 years’ experience in senior management, Colette specialises in strategic planning, operational support and initial client engagement by overseeing the relationship between SRI Executive and its clients at the tender and contracting stage.
She holds a BA in English and Business Studies from University College Dublin and an Advanced Diploma in Executive Coaching from Kingston College.X
Jill BauschDirector – International
- Location: London
- Fields: Multi-lateral banks, Foundations, Government agencies, International Development
- Languages: English, French
Jill Bausch is a global leader in Executive Talent Management, working with international development and social enterprise global organisations, UN and government agencies, multilateral banks and foundations at a senior level.
Jill is a Board level advisor to development and private sector organisations, universities and business schools in Europe on leadership, business strategy and behavioural economics, and a technical specialist in executive search, coaching, mentoring, behaviour change and psychometrics.
With more than 20 years’ experience in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia, and as the former CEO of Futures Group Europe, managing healthcare impact and behaviour change programmes globally, Jill is driven to build high-performance teams and to work with the new leaders of tomorrow.
Jill has an MSc. From the London School of Economics, is Certified in Disease Modelling from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Jill is also a qualified practitioner in Emotional Intelligence 2.0 & 360 tools and Hogan Personality Profiling.
- Assistant Secretary-General for the United Nations Children’s Fund
- Assistant Secretary-General for United Nations Department of Safety and Security
- Director of Human Resources for United Nations Development Program
- External Affairs Director for Green Climate Fund
- Director of Partnerships for United Nations Women
- Director of Finance and Policy for Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- Director of Maternal, Child and Newborn Health for Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- Private Sector Investment Specialist for Asian Development Bank
Yvonne McNultySearch Director Ireland and UK
- Location: Dublin
- Fields: Pharmaceutical, Healthcare companies, Public Sector, Governmental and Academia
- Language: English
With over 20 years of executive search experience within the UK, Ireland, US and Asia, Yvonne has extensive experience in providing strategic recruitment solutions in the private, public & not-for-profit sectors. A strategic thinker, skilled in building productive partnerships with key stakeholders across industry verticals including Technology, Financial, Pharmaceutical and Healthcare companies, as well as Public Sector, Governmental and Academia.
Yvonne has established management teams of start-up multinational companies and has acquired comprehensive client handling and relationship management skills, and has CEO, COO CFO and middle management executive search experience. She has designed and developed career coaching programmes for professionals, executives and female returners to the workforce. Yvonne also has experience in coaching candidates when making career choices and decisions about career options.
Yvonne holds a B. Soc Sci from University College Cork and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. She is a Board Member of the Skillnet Ireland and a member of the Institute of Directors Ireland
- Chief Executive Officer for the Honorable Society of King’s Inns
- Chief Information and Innovation Officer for Maynooth University
- Chief Operating Officer for Trinity College Dublin
- Head of Office of Corporate Partnerships and Knowledge Exchange for Trinity College Dublin
- Chief of Budget for United Nations Women
- Chief Executive Officer for Concern Worldwide
- Senior Commercialisation Specialists for Enterprise Ireland
- Chief Financial Officer and Chief Counsel for Green Climate Fund
Susan WaweruSearch Director Africa and Asia
- Location: Nairobi
- Fields: NGO´s, Climate Change, Sustainability, Finance, Private sector
- Language: English
Susan brings over fifteen years’ experience working in diverse sectors, having started her career in the NGO sector as Executive Director for Junior Achievement in Kenya for over five years.
She moved to Australia thereafter and worked with the State of Victoria’s Equal Opportunities Commission as a Multicultural Outreach Officer, reaching out to diverse communities and educating them on the Equal Opportunities Law and the complaints lodgement process.
Susan then successfully started her own business, recruiting and placing Attendant Care workers to Nursing homes and home-based respite support for primary carer givers.
Susan returned to Kenya and has been in the Executive Search field since 2011, supporting SRI to deliver on its executive search projects in the region whilst building the brand’s footprint in Africa.
Susan holds a Bachelors’ in Education from Kenyatta University and a Masters’ in Human Resource Management from, Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology.
- Executive Director for African Economic Research Consortium
- Chief Operating Officer for Climate-KIC
- Chief Executive Officer, Innovative Solutions for Decision Agriculture
- Country Director, Mozambique for The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
- Director, Commercialization for The African Agricultural Technology Foundation
- Chief Finance Officer for Harvest Plus
- Director, Research for the African Population and Health Research Center
- Chief Executive Officer for The African Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Partnerships
- Chief Financial Officer for International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh
Arvin SantiagoSenior Search Consultant – ASIA
- Location: Philippines/East Asia
- Fields: NGO´s, Foundations, Banking, Government, Private sector.
- Language: English /Tagalog
A matchmaker for both candidate and organisation, Arvin ensures candidates are always a good fit to achieve their objectives. Having been in Executive Search since 1996, Arvin has serviced a cross-section of industries in the public and private sectors and has been a Senior Consultant with SRI Executive since 2009.
Arvin handles consultancy services for global organisations and specialises in sourcing and transitioning the most exceptional private and public sector senior management executives across different sectors into non-for-profit, foundation, banking, government and private organisations. Arvin has deep experience in Food Security & Nutrition, Global Public Health, Development Finance and Climate Change.
Arvin holds a BA in Psychology from De La Salle University, Philippines.
- Director of Operations for The International Rice Research Institute
- Head of Resource Mobilization for The International Rice Research Institute
- Head of Partnerships for The International Rice Research Institute
- General Counsel for Green Climate Fund
- Head of Portfolio Management for the Green Climate Fund
Adriana RoblesLATAM Director
- Location: México / Canada
- Fields: Business & Professional Services, Private sector, Manufacturing and NGO´s
- Languages: English, Spanish
Adriana is an international executive with broad experience in human resources and expertise in global executive search, she has successfully recruited more than 120 executive-level searches, contributed to the placement of more than 2,500 professionals during her career. Adriana’s key strengths are in leadership, coaching, strategic thinking, executive search, organization building, communications, and company culture. Adriana has led high-growth organizations on how to attract and retain top talent.
Adriana is a multiple level human resources coach and advisor, she has worked for international non-profit organizations providing research and advisory services for private and public clients. Her bi-cultural exposure and diversity recruitment acumen consolidates her as a Global Executive Recruiter & HR Professional with expertise from working with multilateral agencies, NGOs and private sector multinational companies. Adriana leads searches for executives in South America, Ireland, the UK and internationally.
Adriana holds a BS in Industrial Relations by ITESO and a diplomate in PNL
- General Manager, Brazil Sao Paulo for Carlson Wagonlit Travel
- Chief Financial Officer, Guadalajara, México for C&A
- Chief Financial Officer, Mexico City for The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
- Director of Human Resources, Mexico City for Sodexo
- General Manager, Washington DC for Business Improvement Districts
Astrid van HeumenPartner of SRI
Astrid van Heumen is a Partner of SRI Executive Search
With extensive experience in executive search, Astrid specialises in managing the most exceptional candidates across the Multilateral Agencies, Non-Governmental Organisations and Foundations.
She holds a PhD in Economic and Social History from Radbound University, Netherlands.
You can find out more about Astrid here.X
Catherine HughesHead, Business Development
Fields: International Development, Foundations, Multilateral and Government Agencies
Catherine Hughes is Head of Business Development with SRI Executive. Catherine’s role is a global one, responsible for developing relationships with new clients and nurturing existing relationships with our long-term clients who continue to partner with SRI Executive over the last 20 years. Committed to gathering unique insights that impact talent and strategy needs in the global development sector, SRI Executive is able to provide valuable trends and relevant knowledge to support the most complex search assignments and partner with organisations on strategy development.
Prior to her role in business development, Catherine worked with SRI Executive in a search capacity identifying candidates for senior appointments in UNICEF, UN Women, the Green Climate Fund, the Global Water Partnership and engaged closely with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on their senior recruitment efforts in Africa. Before joining SRI Executive, Catherine worked for a management consultancy firm in the United States that provided executive leadership and management training programmes to organisations across a variety of sectors including healthcare, banking, construction, and higher education throughout New York and Pennsylvania.
Ms Hughes has a Bachelor’s of Environmental Planning from Queens University Belfast and an MBA from Wilkes University in Pennsylvania, USA.
Deputy Director of Finance for UNICEF
Executive Secretary for the Global Water Partnership
Deputy Director of Program Advocacy & Communications for the Gates Foundation
General Counsel for the Green Climate Fund
Director for Global Talent for ICRCX
Fields: International Development, Health and Life Sciences
Noel has worked in the International Development arena for the past 5 years, having previously worked in banking for close to 13 years. More recently, Noel held several roles within the International NGO sector, where his focus was within a donor facing environment – building partnerships with major donors, foundations, trusts and the corporate world.
Noel’s experience of having worked in both the private sector and the NGO sector brings a unique insight and perspective to his work.
Noel has an MA in International Development from University College Dublin and a BA in Sc. Management (Administration and Marketing) from Trinity College, Dublin. He is also a fully qualified practitioner in PRINCE2 Project Management methods.X
Charlotte Friis LodahlSearch Director – Europe, Asia and Africa
- Location: Denmark
- Fields: Climate change, NGO´s, Sustainability
- Languages: English, Mandarin, Danish, German
From a very early age, Charlotte has had a passion for saving and improving people’s lives and making a difference in the world.
With 19 years’ experience in sourcing exceptional candidates for executive leader positions, fund-raising, people and product management, as well as resource mobilization, Charlotte has an in-depth knowledge across various industries and functions. This experience enables Charlotte to handle complex and challenging assignments across multiple areas within International Development, matching highly qualified, highly experienced people to organisations strongly aligned with her goal of making a difference in the world.
Having lived in 4 different countries, Charlotte speaks Danish, English, German and Mandarin
Charlotte holds an Engineering Masters and, certificates in coaching, leadership and change management.
- Mitigation and Adaptation Coordinator for Green Climate Fund
- Head of Strategy for The Global Green Growth Institute
- Chief Executive Officer for Enhancing Financial Innovation & Access
- South Advisor, China for the United Nations Children’s Fund
- Information Communication Technologies Manager for Green Climate Fund
- Head of Digital Services Division for The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
- Head of Development and Operations Division for The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Pippa IsbellHR Consultant
Pippa Isabel is a HR Consultant of SRI Executive Search.
With extensive experience in coaching, training and strategic consultancy, Pippa specialises in building leadership presence across the NGO, Climate Change and Governmental sector.
She holds a Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching from the Academy of Executive Coaching and is an Accredited AoEC Associate Executive Coach.X
Shawna WalshOrganisational Development Specialist
Combining her skills in project management and organisational development, Shawna has the tactical and implementation expertise to help organisations assess their relevancy, effectiveness and efficiency in seeking to ensure their organisational Fit-for-Purpose in a changing global landscape. Her experience in designing and facilitating over 80 interventions for organisations such as USAID, PeacePlayers International and ICARDA, has led her to become passionate about development outcomes and the steps required to demonstrate positive impact.X
Dr Jon YoungerPartner
Dr. Jon Younger is a Partner of SRI Executive Search.
With extensive experience in executive management and HR consultancy, Jon specialises in organisational development for international agencies across the Governmental, Multilateral Agency and Academia sector.
He holds a PhD in Organisation and Social Psychology from the University of Toronto and is a faculty affiliate of Duke Corporate Education.X
Victoria BouixLeadership Development Consultant
Victoria Bioux is a Leadership Development Consultant of SRI Executive Search.
With extensive experience in leadership development and change management, Victoria specialises in developing individuals, teams and organisations across the Life Science, Sustainability and Multilateral Agency sector.
She holds a BA in Psychology, a BSc in Business Administration from State University of New York, Buffalo and a Masters in Clinical Psychology.
Eamon DreaLeadership Development Consultant
Eamon Drea is a Leadership Development Consultant of SRI Executive Search.
With extensive experience in leadership development and change management, Eamon specialises in organisational design across the Academia sector.
He holds a BA in Arts from the University College Dublin and is a qualified Barrister-at-Law from The Honourable Society of Kings Inns, Dublin.X
Mia KutnerLeadership Development Consultant
Mia Kutner is a Leadership Development Consultant of SRI Executive Search.
With over 20 years’ experience in change management and organisational development, Mia specialises in implementing organisational programmes across the Governmental and Academia sector.
She holds a BA in Psychology form Trinity College Dublin and a National Diploma in Human Resource Management from the National College of Ireland.
Dr. Daniela HinojosaEastern Europe
Dr. Daniela Hinojosa is a Senior Consultant of SRI Executive Search in the CEE region.
With over 15 years’ experience in executive search, Daniela specialises in sourcing, matching and assessing the most exceptional clients across the Life Science and Multilateral Agency.
She holds a PhD in Child Psychology and Child Development from Charles University, Prague.X
Raj NellooliSearch Director India and UAE
Raj Nellooli is a Director of SRI Executive Search in South East Asia.
With over 40 years’ experience in HR consultancy, Raj specialises in leadership development and performance management across the Food Security, Academia and Natural Resources sector.
He holds a Masters in Human Resource Management from the Loyola College of Social Sciences and is a member of Mensa International.X
Farina PaneSearch Director – South Asia
Farina Pane is a Director of SRI Executive Search in Indonesia.
With over 20 years’ experience in leadership development and change management, Farina specialises in identifying and implementing the organisational changes across the Multilateral Agency and Climate Change sector.
She holds a Masters in Finance from Cleveland State University, Ohio.X
Sharon CrabtreeTraining and Performance Specialist
Sharon Crabtree is a Training and Performance Specialist in SRI Executive Strategy.
With extensive experience as a Training and Performance Specialist, Sharon has developed and delivered complex learning and development strategies across the International Development, Climate Change, Sustainability, Conservation and Public sector. Having worked with WorldFish, CIMMYT, CIFOR, IWMI and ILRI, she understands the organisational dynamics and the complexities which arise, when implementing change within any organisation. As a former Director of the Hay Group, Sharon has implemented performance management, training and leadership development programmes for many senior-level executives and global leaders across the world.
She holds a BEd (Hons) from the University of Gloucestershire and a BSc and Masters in Leadership and Management from the Open University, in the United Kingdom.X