Anderson Quigley

The team

Our people

Ed Pritchard
Ed Pritchard
Partner

With 16 years’ experience delivering leadership and public appointments for the education and wider public sector, Ed brings a deep knowledge of the education system and an international network of cross-sector executive, non-executive and political connections.

Having developed and led one of the country’s foremost education executive search practices, he has a national reputation for exceptional client delivery. His career has been built on one simple mantra: clients and candidates first.

His track record ranges from entire top-team restructures and single leadership roles to high profile public and Crown appointments. His career spans the education, government, health and charity sectors – across the UK and beyond.

Ed is also the Chair of an outstanding multi-academy trust, and an ex-officio advisor to the remuneration committee of a major university.

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Elliott Rae
Elliott Rae
Partner

With 14 years’ experience managing national and international executive searches, Elliott has built a reputation for managing complex, multi-stakeholder assignments, appointing everyone from national regulators and other education leaders in government, to chairs, trustees and senior executives in the organisations that influence and shape the UK’s education system.

After an early career in professional education, Elliott joined a leading search firm.  Concentrating on education and government appointments, he rose quickly to become a Director and Practice lead, while also completing an MBA at Henley Management College.

Before founding Anderson Quigley with Ed and Deian, he spent five years leading the education practice of the UK’s leading public sector search firm. A figure on the national stage, he has delivered executive and non-executive appointments for the Crown and Government, as well as regulators, universities, colleges and numerous academy trusts.

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Deian Hopkin
Deian Hopkin
Partner

During the course of his 45-year career in higher education, Deian has worked in six universities and held every management position: from senior lecturer and professor, to dean, pro-vice chancellor and vice chancellor.

He has been substantially involved in national educational reform, serving on the Learning and Skills Council and the Healthcare Sector Skills Council. He conducted the 2009 inquiry into the Student Loans Company on behalf of the Secretary of State for Education, after which he was appointed interim Chair.

Deian has significant experience in public service, including serving as a member of the BBC General Advisory Council and as president of the National Library of Wales. He is currently expert adviser to the first minister of Wales and chair of the First World War Centenary Board in Wales.

He was knighted in 2009 for services to higher education and skills in the UK and has been awarded honorary degrees and fellowships from five universities.

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Imogen Wilde
Imogen Wilde
Consultant

Prior to Imogen’s 15-year career in executive search, she was a senior civil servant with the Department for Education holding departmental responsibilities for higher education funding and before that for further education funding.  Having built two successful education practices in two global search firms, she has a reputation for delivering a high-quality service for both clients and candidates.

She has worked on roles at Vice-Chancellor, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Director, Head of School and Professorial level as well as senior professional services appointments.   In recent years she has also delivered high profile national roles in the training, skills and not for profit sectors.

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Nicki Pritchard
Nicki Pritchard
Head of Business Services

From our CRM to our finance system, and our many external partners and suppliers, the back office demands of a growing recruitment firm are substantial. Nicki leads the project and business support staff, delivering first class systems and client administrative services.  Together with the team, she allows our partners to fully focus on clients and candidates.

Following early work with global accounting and investment banks as an executive assistant, Nicki has spent most of her career in the publishing industry – developing her skill set across marketing, brand management, sales, licensing and operations.  She worked for Penguin Books before joining The Walt Disney Company and, most recently, DreamWorks Animation where she managed the growth and development of the children’s publishing business for multiple global territories.

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Join us

Anderson Quigley is new yet mature, fun yet serious, commercial yet caring.

Show us your passion for the sectors we serve, show us your commitment to our values and mission, show us you want to be part of our exciting journey and we’ll welcome you into our industry-leading firm.

Everything about our firm is designed to support you, not only as a client deliverer, but also as a member of our team. With our focus on diversity, teamwork and continual learning, Anderson Quigley is built around you.

We will grow responsibly and sustainably, broadening the sectors we support to include healthcare, charities, sport, and government both in the UK and overseas.

There is no hierarchy at Anderson Quigley – everyone on the team works together towards our aim of building better organisations and life-changing careers through expert delivery to our clients and candidates. We are ambitious and looking to expand our team by hiring researchers, consultants, partners, project managers and administrators.

If you’re interested or want to find out more, contact us at welcome@andersonquigley.com.