The partnership brings together highly experienced, likeminded individuals with a breadth and depth of recruiting at executive and non-executive level across a number of sectors and functional areas.
As a team our skill sets and areas of specialism complement each other. Individually we all have an enviable track record of successfully completing mandates in our sectors, and our level of repeat business and personal recommendation is something of which we are immensely proud.
Viv Packer - Partner, has undertaken searches in the built environment, leisure and public sector arenas. Prior to search, she had 15 years' line management experience in the property industry in the private and public sectors. Then, after 3 years as a partner in a boutique recruitment firm, she established the first UK search practice dedicated to the real estate and construction industries for a major European search firm. Viv was appointed Head of the Built Environment practice for Europe in 1996, and Managing Consultant of the London office in 2004.
In 2008, she moved to Ruston WHEB to build a search practice focussed on Sustainability and established The Packer Partnership with Lee Kitchiner the following year. Viv will celebrate 20 years in the Search industry in 2013.
Viv has had a Non Executive involvement in social housing for many years, having chaired Moat Homes through a period of major growth.
Lee Kitchiner - Partner, is a qualified engineer and has a 16 year track record within the executive search and people development arenas, principally within the professional services sector. A champion of best practice he has held senior management roles in a number of UK and European/Middle East search firms. He spent a year as the UK Director of Mc2 Management Consultancy, an executive search practice focussed on the built environment. Fully trained and conversant with a number of specialist measurement and behavioural tools, Lee has undertaken and successfully delivered a number of high profile and often strategic hires during his career.
Christian Ward - Partner, has extensive Search expertise gained in the Real Estate, Services and Built Environment sector. Prior to his career in executive search Christian had developed his career within Sales and Marketing working for Coca-Cola, L'Oreal and Ernst & Young. He has worked with many respected organisations helping to locate key executives for a variety of key functions across Central Europe and the UK.
Adina Finch - Consultant, has been involved in search for 16 years She initial focussed onand for the last six has focussed on the sustainable economy including sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, clean technology and investment management for the financial institutions and funds that support the growth of these sectors. All the partners are passionate about results, delivering quality and in making sure that we provide solutions that suit client need. We are proud of our successes and we follow our appointee's achievements with pride.