CIO

Highly effective technology impacts an organisation’s success now more than ever. Regardless of sector, size, international reach or history, every establishment relies on “innovation” not only to operate on a daily basis but to lead their segment, develop new routes to market and appeal to existing and new customers. The Harvey Nash CIO Practice sources and secures Technology and Digital Leaders who will help businesses operate more effectively through innovation and therefore reach their goals. Whether an organisation seeks a Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Digital Officer or Chief Innovation Officer (and their Director equivalents and senior reporting line), as experts in this space, we secure individuals who aim to maximise business potential through technology exploitation.

Our Approach

As functional, rather than sector, specialists our assignments span the commercial, public and third sectors and range from entrepreneurial start-ups to FTSE 100 global businesses. We take the time to really understand the broader context, background, journey to date, hurdles and opportunities to ensure we fully understand what your future technology leader needs to achieve.
No two assignments are the same. As true strategic technology experts, we understand the nuances of each brief. We can also differentiate between a myriad of candidates and understand the skills and personalities that will help you reach your goals.
Our robust, proven methodologies ensure that we have the best chance of success, with flexibility to meet stringent timeframes when required. We provide complete transparency and ongoing communication throughout the life-cycle of the assignment, including the provision of valuable market research.
Our network is unparalleled, but we also go a step beyond by seeking out new candidates using our experienced research team.
As true advisors, we help organisations to not only meet immediate needs through the delivery of strategic assignments, but also to plan for the future.

Why Choose Us

We are a team of highly experienced consultants who operate across the UK and internationally. We have successfully delivered a wide range of roles and accumulated an extensive contact base that we nurture daily.
We also run the world’s largest CIO Survey, in association with KPMG, which enables us to keep our contacts and customers up-to-date with the latest technology and digital trends.
We offer exceptional candidate care and work diligently to produce diverse, relevant shortlists that consistently exceed expectations.

Leadership Consulting

Our leadership consultants, executive coaches and business psychologists provide expert services for the selection, assessment and development of executives, teams and organisations. We enhance the overall impact of the recruitment, onboarding and retention processes for organisational effectiveness.

For Executives: assessment for selection and development, individual coaching (career, performance, communication/influencing, executive and leadership).

For Teams: group dynamics and interpersonal coaching, or systemic coaching for strategic awareness.

For Organisations: recruitment strategy, change leadership, and organisational development.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Gained through more than a decade of working with businesses of all shapes and sizes to meet their talent needs - a deep understanding of diversity and inclusion is part of the Harvey Nash DNA. It is fundamental to our approach in finding the individuals that will best fit your culture and needs.

We help our clients to not only find the best talent, but also broaden the rich mix and diversity of perspectives within their teams. We know that diverse thinking creates a competitive advantage, enabling businesses to meet the challenges of today’s global marketplace and better prepare for the uncertainties of the unknown future.

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