Case study

National Governing Body

Non Executive Chair


Our client required a bespoke search solution to provide support and additional resources for a high-profile Non-Executive Chair appointment. This major UK Sports Governing Body were embarking on a significant change programme across the organisation. McBride Sport were required to design and deliver an international search and further support the Board at all stages of the interview process.

Our solution & services:

Neil Edwards worked with the Board from campaign concept to launch, to design a search campaign & suite of additional services that would ensure the NGB successfully broaden the reach, depth & diversity of the candidates making formal applications for the role. This included:


  • Initial campaign consultation
  • Candidate attraction material design
  • Research & market insight services


  • Non-Executive search activity
  • Approaches to ‘in scope’ individuals across the international marketplace
  • Assistance with the stewarding of potential candidates ahead of their application
  • Onboarding support


The delivery of a high calibre and diverse shortlist which resulted in a successful appointment of the new Chair in line with the original desired timescales.

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