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Impressed with Selecture as a candidate and now I am working with Selecture to build my team.


Since 2001, our Consulting team have partnered with leading strategy firms, full-service management consultancies, boutiques and also corporates for in-house roles. Our sweet spot is Manager to Director level and we’re also very experienced at executing team and practice builds for new service lines and locations. We focus on placing both interim and permanent specialists and many candidates have been working with us exclusively throughout their careers. Selecture have consistently been voted “Best Management Consultancy Recruiter” in the annual Top Consultant awards.

Smith & Nephew



Selecture's international networks helped us recruit an IT security and forensics expert based in Europe for a critical programme in Sydney.


Selecture patner with organisations and help them attract technology talent with the right mix of experience, skills and qualities. Our vast networks , robust research and candidate led approach helps us really get to know the stars within each of our specialisms.  

Our consultants and researchers have deep SME in Digital, Cyber, Solution Architects, Data & Analytics, UX & UI and  Dev Ops

Recent Successes:

Enterprise Technology Firm: Solution Architect
FINTECH: Chief Technology Officer
Strategy House: Cyber & Data Analytics VP
Analytics firm: Data Scientist
Media Company: Python Developer
Global consultancy: UX designer
Asset Management firm: Platform Engineers & Data engineers

Good Technology
Deutsche Telekom

Financial Services


Selecture assembled a team of international Finance transformation specialists with depth in Insurance to help us deliver a critical global transformation programme.


Financial services firms are under immense pressure to transform their operating models in response to regulatory changes, new cyber security threats and the technological impact of Digital, Big Data and Analytics. Selecture partners with leading Banks, Insurers, Asset Managers and Consulting firms to provide the specialist talent our clients need to stay ahead. Our international teams collaborate and work from Associate VP level right up to MD level.

Standard & Poor's

Life Sciences & Healthcare


Very impressed with Selecture as a candidate and now I am working with Selecture to build my team.



Since 2001,  Selecture Search have worked closely with leading Life Science organisations, helping them assemble world class teams often against time deadlines. Our dedicated team have deep candidate networks and expertise supplying specialist staff right up to C-level.

Our multi-lingual consultants are particularly effective in helping high growth life science organisations build entirely new practices and offices in new geographies within Europe & Asia. We provide detailed  market  & talent reports with valuable data on compensation, skills availability, competitor benchmarks and locations. 

We recruit  specialists for the following functions:

  • Marketing & Sales
  • GM
  • Operations staff ( finance, legal, HR )
  • Supply chain & logistics
  • Regulatory
Smith & Nephew

Talent with Purpose

Selecture are an award winning search and recruitment firm that partner with a select group of clients and candidates. We cover four core areas and transformation lies at the heart of what we do.

Each of our consultants specialises in a specific discipline, developing subject matter expertise and deep networks so we can effectively advise our clients and candidates.



Financial Services

Life Sciences & Healthcare

  • Finance
  • Strategy
  • People
  • Operations
  • Enterprise Software Solutions
  • Cloud
  • Digital
  • Data
  • Finance, Risk & Compliance
  • FinTech
  • Projects & Change
  • Banking Software Solutions
  • Marketing & Sales
  • GM
  • Operations staff ( finance, legal, HR )
  • Supply chain & logistics
  • Regulatory

The Facts

Selecture recruits specialists for major corporates, management consultancies, technology firms and strategy houses. We work globally servicing assignments from ‘hub’ offices in London, Singapore and Melbourne.

  • 16

    Years Established

  • 12

    Outstanding Awards

  • 93

    Candidates Recommend

  • 80

    Repeat Business

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Lead Business Analyst - Robotics Process Automation - Blue Prism
My client, who are a leading Global Banking organisation, are embarking on an exciting new initiative to become a data-driven intelligent enterprise. The introduction of cognitive technologies, including Robotic Process Automation (RPA), is to act as an agent for change to transform the business to a new way of working with front to back office innovation, operational excellence and the embrace of enhanced technologies to increase scale, speed and manage risk. The role will sit within a newly formed Cognitive Science Automation group, which will be responsible for my client’s digital workforce – to configure, run, optimise and manage related operational change. Lead the Business Analysis and configuration activity of process automation opportunities within the Blue Prism platform. Provide guidance and support to junior configuration analysts to ensure object design and process design align with best practice. Acts as the Blue Prism Super User, providing a superior level of knowledge of the Blue Prism product and associated methodology to support colleagues through all phases of the Blue Prism delivery lifecycle. Develop Blue Prism automation components based on Technical Architect recommendations following Blue Prism standards. Conduct process reviews and verify that the Blue Prism processes and objects are configured using core workflow principles that are efficient, well structured, maintainable and easy to understand. Ensures that requirements traceability is accurately maintained and included in package. Review the testing strategy / approach and results for quality and completeness. Develop agile protocols vs. waterfall to accommodate more nimble, adaptable deployment methodology. You must have a minimum of 1 years’ experience implementing Blue Prism robots, and ideally hands-on experience architecting and designing automation solutions using the tool also. Prior experience of working within Agile environments is also required to be considered for this role.
Senior Consultant / Manager / Senior Manager (m/w) im Bereich Banking & Capital Markets, Schwerpunkt
€65,000 - €150,000
Frankfurt, Germany
Mein Mandant berät die weltweit größten Banken und Versicherungen bei der strategischen Ausrichtung ihrer Finanzfunktion, bei der Umsetzung dititaler Geschäftsmodelle und deren Geschäftsabläufe durch den Einsatz modernster Technologien sowie bei der Konzeption neuer Prozesse und IT-Systeme zur Verbesserung der Gesamtbanksteuerung. An der Schnittstelle zwischen Business und Technologie fokussieren Sie sich bei auf folgende Themen: Einführung und Management Cloud- basierter Dienste (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) Digitale Organisation, Prozesse und Liefermodelle (Agile, DevOps, Bimodal IT) Schlanke und flexible Digitalarchitekturen Sicherheit und Verfügbarkeit im Digitalen Zeitalter (Cyber Risk, Resilience, Identity & Access) Aufkommende Technologien und ihre Anwendbarkeit für Finanzdienstleister, z.B. Blockchain, Robotics Process Automation, Cognitive Analytics Was Sie mitbringen: Solides bankbetriebswirtschaftliches Wissen, gute Kenntnisse in der Bankbilanzierung nach HGB und IFRS, Ein erfolgreich abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium Zudem haben Sie ein gutes Verständnis der Prozesse und gängigen IT-Systeme einer Bank und verfügen über methodische Kenntnisse zur Hebung von Effizienzen in Organisationen. Sie arbeiten in hochmotivierten Teams und übernehmen entsprechend Ihrer Erfahrung und Qualifikation Verantwortung für Teilprojekte oder auch die Gesamtprojektleitung. Sie haben bereits – je nach Level - fundierte Beratungserfahrung, idealerweise von einer Top 6 Beratung, sind wohnhaft in Deutschland. Sie verfügen über ein kompetentes Auftreten, können komplexe und integrative Fragestellungen lösungsorientiert bearbeiten und sind sicher im Umgang mit anspruchsvollen Kunden. Daneben handeln Sie in einem hohen Maß selbständig und verantwortungsbewusst und Spaß an Ihrer Tätigkeit und Teamarbeit ist Ihnen wichtig. Sie verfügen über exzellente Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift und bringen Reisebereitschaft mit. Mein Mandant bietet ausgezeichnete Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten mit anspruchsvollen und abwechslungsreichen Aufgaben in einem internationalen Umfeld, begleitet von intensiven Trainingsmaßnahmen. Mögliche Standorte sind Frankfurt a.M., München, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf. PS: FLUENT GERMAN LANGUAGE IS A MUST! Ich freue mich auf Ihre Email! (verena.mitschelen@selecture.eu.com) Freundliche Grüße, Verena Mitschele https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/369304904/

Awards & Accreditations

Our achievements have been recognised over the years and we have been rewarded with a number of prestigious industry awards.

These include:

  • David Lancefield - Top Management Consultancy Recruiter (2013) in recognition of outstanding candidate feedback. Top-Consultant.com
  • Top Management Consultancy Recruitment Firm (2014 & 2015) Top-Consultant.com
  • Runner Up for Best Management Consultancy Recruitment Firm (2010, 2011, 2013). Top-Consultant.com
  • Received a Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of outstanding contribution towards lateral hiring (2012)

Our Story

Selecture is an award winning search and recruitment consultancy dedicated to placing mid to senior talent within our specialisms. We are the preferred supplier to major consulting firms, boutique strategy firms and major corporates.

We differentiate ourselves by ensuring each of our consultants align to a specific niche, developing deep networks and subject matter expertise within their area. Supported by our world class research, we’re able to identify high quality passive talent, providing clients precise delivery and candidates interesting career opportunities.

Selecture was set up in 2001 and we have offices in London, Singapore and Melbourne. We work globally from our hub offices and have placed professionals in over 20 countries.

Our approach is consultative and we seek to build long term partnerships with our clients and candidates based on trust. This may be why many of our candidates become clients.

What Makes us Tick

Selecture was formed with a very clear vision and set of values. Our vision is the long term development and growth of relationships, careers and our people. We connect our clients with the specialist talent needed to succeed. Our core values are embedded in everything we do.

Teamwork: We care about our accomplishments and understand that we are all contributors to the success of Selecture. We want to see each other succeed.

Expertise: Being a trusted advisor to our clients and candidates through our expertise and market knowledge.

Relationships: We cultivate deep relationships by taking time to understand the very particular professional, cultural and personal experiences, interests and aspirations of our clients and candidates.

Respect: We approach interactions with our clients, candidates and colleagues with respect and integrity.

Accountability: We take pride in the work we do and don’t shy away from accountability.

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Leadership Team

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  • Partner & Director Search
  • Team Builds
  • Finance Transformation
  • Strategy & Operations
  • Asia
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  • Retained Search
  • Director & Partner Search
  • Management Consulting
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  • Enterprise Risk & Security
  • Cloud
  • HCM/HRIS solutions
  • Senior Search & team builds
  • Software vendors (early stages)
  • Australia
  • Asia
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  • Banking Technology
  • Change Management
  • Senior Program & Project Management
  • Business Analysis
  • Delivery Management
  • Technology Risk Management
  • Wealth Management Technology
  • Core Banking Technology
David LancefieldSilvia AtkinsonDarren HeadClaire WhiddettStephen WilsonChris Gillibrand

David Lancefield - Managing Director

David has led the Selecture business since 2001 and relishes working with a team of professionals who thoroughly enjoy what they do and consistently go above and beyond for their clients.

With over 16 years experience in executive search, David has proven expertise in identifying and acquiring key talent with technical and leadership capabilities. He has depth placing senior specialists in business transformation, strategy and operations. Clients include management consultancies, FSIs and major corporates implementing new operating models.

By focusing on a few core areas, David is able to provide a deep view of candidate and client communities and valuable market insights. He is dedicated to balancing the requirements of his clients whilst upholding the highest level of candidate care and has been recognised on several occasions, winning “Recruiter of the Year” award, as voted by clients and candidates.

In his spare time, David enjoys tennis, skiing and relaxing with family and friends.

Silvia Atkinson - Finance Director

Silvia has a BA Hons degree in Business and Italian and completed her CIMA qualification in 2008.

Prior to Selecture, Silvia worked with major brands including Warner Bros, Motivate Publishing, and Pacific Magazines and was responsible for managing large finance teams, shaping financial strategy and  implementing effective risk management.

Silvia specialises in  providing financial services including  financial and business strategy, preparation of the financial reports, budgets, forecasts and tax preparation.

In her spare time, Silvia likes to fine tune her culinary expertise.

Darren Head - Partner, Head of UK Consulting

Darren is a specialist recruiter focused on placing management consultants and corporate advisory professionals in to management consulting and in-house roles from Director to Partner level.

Darren joined Selecture in 2006 after running the Recruitment for Lincoln Financial Group, a US Pension and Investment firm.

If he is not training for marathons, obstacle courses or boxing, Darren enjoys the theatre, reading and learning to cook.

Claire Whiddett - Company Secretary, Head of Finance and Administration

With 16 years’ experience, Claire is the Company Secretary and the Head of Finance and Administration for Selecture; based in the London office.

With the first 9 years of her career in Retail and Hospitality attaining experience in office management, accounting, secretarial, operations, recruitment, HR, marketing and events; a move to Selecture with its global presence and high reputation in the market was an ideal venture to enable her to build on her already established skills and knowledge. For the past 7 years, she has been managing the Finance and Administration division of Selecture on a global level.

With a membership to Arsenal football club, Claire is an avid spectator of all sports. In addition, she also enjoys reading, music, socialising with her friends and spending time with her young family.

Stephen Wilson - Partner, Technology

Stephen is a Senior Partner within Selecture and is based in Melbourne.  He has a proven track record of advising in the technology recruitment space over the last 10 years and his experience spans from working with Pre IPO Silicon Valley firms and DOTCOM start ups to larger software vendors and global consulting firms. Stephen has successfully carried out assignments across the UK, EMEA (DACH, Nordics, Benelux and France), the Middle East and more recently Australia.

Stephen has very strong domain knowledge; as well as a growing network within Enterprise (Technology) Security & Forensics – an area of increasing significance across both the SME and larger customer bases.

High on integrity and an advocate of offering a truly consultative service to the market, Stephen brings a fresh and detailed oriented approach to his assignments, keen to understand the needs of those he advises.

Stephen has a degree in Italian & Linguistics from University College London and is an avid sportsman – enjoying squash, golf, skiing and mountain biking.

Chris Gillibrand - Director, Singapore

Chris has 15 years of experience recruiting mid-to-senior level Banking Technologists, the last 7 years of which has been focused on the Singapore & Malaysian markets.
After graduating in 2001 from the University of Leeds, Chris began his executive search career in the City of London. He specialised in technology roles for the London Banking markets. Eight years later in 2010 having risen to Senior Manager, Chris moved to Asia living in Singapore.
He has worked in numerous boutiques search firms where he has built Banking Technology and Change Management search teams. In July 2017 he was invited to join Selecture Global Singapore as a Director of Banking Recruitment.

Chris places people at the senior end of the spectrum, across the Business aligned Banking Technology space such as, Senior Program & Project Management, Business Analysis, Delivery Management and Technology Risk Management fields - with a particular focus on Wealth Management Technology and Core Banking Technology for Wealth, PB, AM, Retail and Institutional Banking.
Throughout his 15 year search career, his clients have included some of the world’s most prestigious Investment & Retail Banks. Also many non-bank finance related organisations, such as Brokerage Houses, Commodities Vendors, Fund and Asset Management firms and Technology driven Trading Houses.

We keep good company


Selecture have found many of our current stars.

Consulting Partner, PwC UK

Selecture were able to quickly get to grips with a challenging brief and successfully delivered where other agencies had failed.

Head of AsiaPac, Greenwich Associates

Their client network is phenomenal and helped me land my ideal leadership role working for the CEO of a Fortune 500 client.

Head of Transformation for Europe, Heinz

Impressed with Selecture as a candidate and now I am working with Selecture to build my team.

Lead Partner, Capco UK

Selecture's network in the Director & Partner community is phenomenal and meant they were able to unearth a couple of real gems.

Lead partner for Oil & Gas, Big 4

Raj has been extremely helpful to our business assisting in finding professionals for our structured products valuation team as well as more general forensic accounting candidates.

Senior Managing Director, Navigant


Featured Clients

Comprehensive Training & Development Programme

As we continue to grow, we are on the lookout for talented people who share our values. We look for people with passion, intelligence and integrity. To thrive at Selecture you will be honest, innovative, driven, professional and a team player!

We can offer you:

  • Comprehensive training and development programme
    • We help our people reach and maintain their potential by  investing heavily in both external & internal training programmes. Our  in-house training programme breaks our proprietary search methodology Into modules which we teach at regular intervals. Incoming staff are also assigned a career mentor from Day 1 and based on an assessment of skills and any gaps,  we  design  a training programme fully tailored to the individuals needs.
    • Selecture regularly send senior Selecture staff onto quarterly management training programmes, which helps successful recruiters  learn how to juggle billing and managing a team.
  • The opportunity to work with tier 1 clients
  • Attractive package and benefits including;
  • Market leading commission scheme
  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • International secondments ( Singapore, Australia )
  • Holiday vouchers
  • Company organised events  ( days out for paintballing, go-karting )
  • End of year bonuses

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