Red Sea was launched as an independent search company. The vision behind founding Red Sea was to utilize a position of flexibility in a difficult marketplace. The aim was to provide an effective search service to help to serve the Third Sector, which faces complex and multiple challenges as a result of the economic crisis and its aftermath in the UK, and exciting changes and challenges internationally in a globalising world.

As an independent business in 2009 we spent six months working pro-bono on senior executive roles in the UK to prove our service and heart to the sector. In following years, we have a track record of working on UK, European and US based searches. This includes mapping and intelligence work across the US for the country’s largest charity which covered multiple states and multiple sector targets.

In September 2016, 7 years after it was founded, the company brand is Red Sea Executive Search, with a vision to recruit leadership into Charity and Philanthropy, and also work closer with Corporate and Public Sector Philanthropy, Foundations and Trusts to provide leadership to Charity and Global Development.

We have worked on across CEO, Executive Director and SMT roles, in the UK and in Africa and Asia, and our consultants come from a mixture of 10 years’ experience in Charity Executive Search and Commercial sector search. Our consultants have experience in search work across four continents.