Central Functions

Holtby Turner focuses specifically on the real estate and construction sector, managing searches for senior people with specific technical expertise, but we also help our clients find the best people for the crucial central functions which are essential for the effective operation of a business. Such roles include COO, Financial Director, HR Director, Legal Counsel and Head of Business Development.
While these positions do not necessarily require industry-specific expertise, it is imperative that people in such core roles understand the implications of the property sector and the impact it will have on the successful management of a business. We understand this and use our rigorous search methodology and connections in the industry to pinpoint leaders who will ensure the most effective management of businesses, large and small.
  • COO, National Capital Markets, JLL
  • UK Managing Director, Hammerson
  • Financial Director, Landed Estates Manager
  • Company Secretary, Gardiner & Theobald
  • IT Director, Murphy Group
  • Business Development Director, Woods Bagot
  • COO, Gallagher Group
  • Head of Human Capital, Murphy Group
  • HR Business Partner, Arcadis
  • Head of Business Development, HCP Capital Infrastructure/Vercity
Client Testimonials

What Others Say About Us

As an Executive Director of Capita Plc. Holtby Turner were the most co-operative UK Executive Search firm that I used – placing over 40 candidates in 10 years. Their research is excellent, candidates always top rate and their understanding of our business ensured we achieved a great fit for our candidates.

Jonathan Goring, Former Director of Capita Property & Infrastructure

We struggle to find senior executives who demonstrate sufficient flexibility to fill key strategic positions around the globe. Holtby Turner’s speed, combined with thorough evaluation and appraisal of each individual, gave us peace of mind.

MD, International Developer

It’s not easy to score three out of three excellent candidates for an Executive Board role here, but Holtby Turner managed it.

Director, Property & Infrastructure Consultancy

The best connected executive search firm in the built environment