Tim WingroveManaging Director

Tim Wingrove is the founder and Managing Director of Red Sea Executive Search. He has been working in INGO search at Executive level for the last 10 years, and has recruited across Africa, Asia, Europe and the America’s. Clients include the likes of Oxfam International, Amnesty International, Plan International, WWF, Gain, Care International, ActionAid International, Practical Action, Sightsavers, Tearfund, Marie Stopes, WaterAid, Medair. Tim has placed candidates in the US, UK, Ireland, Belgium, Holland, France, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Kenya, Liberia, Burkina Faso, Senegal, South Africa, Mozambique, South Sudan, Nigeria, DRC, Turkey, Jordan, UAE, Russia, China, India, Philippines, Thailand and more. Tim has an active interest in geopolitics and serving civil society. A practicing Christian. Tim is currently a Trustee for Cord International, a peace building faith based organisation, where he serves as a board trustee.

Gareth GriffithsHead of Search Practice: International Development

Gareth has an extensive background in recruitment going back 20 years and working in several different sectors from Pepsico and G4S to the NHS and the care home industry. For the past 5 and a half years, he has led global resourcing for Plan International and Marie Stopes International, sourcing senior candidates from all over the world, including Country and Regional Directors, Chief of Parties and Executive Team members. Gareth has a BA in Law from Aberystwyth University and originally qualified as a barrister before changing direction to recruitment.

Wadzi KatsidziraPrincipal Consultant: Africa

Wadzi is a consultant at Red Sea Search primarily covering the Africa region. Prior to joining Red Sea, she was a Vice President at Greenoaks, a London based emerging markets private equity firm. Here, she led global human capital and was responsible for leading human resources strategy across the firm and its portfolio companies in the United States, South Asia and Africa. She also led the recruitment of management teams. Wadzi was previously the Director of Human Capital at African Leadership Academy, where she led global recruitment, and a policy officer in the Department of Treasury. She holds an MBA from INSEAD, and undergraduate degrees in Finance and Science from the University of Western Australia.

Javier CanteraPrincipal Consultant: Europe

Javier has worked in global development and humanitarian operations for more than 15 years, primarily for Oxfam Spain and Oxfam International. He has worked in more than 20 countries in Africa and Latin America, resourcing talent, fostering leadership and developing organizational and individual capacity. Career Coach and Associated Professor at the Deusto University in International Careers. Javier holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science & International Relations, with a specialization in peace and conflict management, from Uppsala University in Sweden. Based currently in Barcelona, Javier is fluent in English, French and Spanish.

Sheerin DarianiPrincipal Consultant: Middle East and North Africa

Sheerin brings her ethos of creating value for partners, experience in international development and humanitarian relief and cultural understanding of the Middle East and North Africa to our executive search services in this region. With 15 years of experience in communications, corporate responsibility, fundraising and philanthropy, Sheerin has worked for corporate communication agencies, international and intergovernmental organisations in the United Kingdom and Middle East. After beginning her career in London at Grey Communications Sheerin moved to Dubai, United Arab Emirates and joined MSL Group where she led brand communications and corporate responsibility for a leading multi-national consumer goods client. She then followed her passion and transitioned into non-profit work, initially consulting for the UNICEF Gulf Area Office. Her next role was at SOS Children’s Villages International, Gulf Area Office, where she led private fundraising and partnerships for the organisation. A UK national with Middle Eastern roots, Sheerin is fluent in English and Farsi and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom.

Laura PerlPrincipal Consultant: United States

Laura is a global health policy, programs and public-private partnerships professional with broad industry, governmental and non governmental sector experience in the US and abroad. She began her healthcare career with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta before landing at the Harvard School of Public Health and later, the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva where where she managed global partnership initiatives. Since 2005, Laura has consulted for the private sector with a focus on philanthropy, corporate social responsibility, and global governmental affairs.

Marietha SchoonbeeOperations Manager

Marietha has 13 years administrative and secretarial experience across various private sector organisations.  Marietha is currently the Operations Manager for Red Sea Search and oversees the administrative functioning and coordination of logistics with clients, candidates and interview preparations. She has experience coordinating logistics throughout various countries and over all time zones. Marietha is based in South Africa and is fluent in English and Afrikaans languages.