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Greenings Education practice has been launched to bring a new standard to executive recruiting in education, both domestically and abroad. 

Our experienced team bring innovation and fresh thinking to traditional processes, respecting the ethos and values of educational establishments whilst at the same time equipping them with the talents necessary to remain competitive in an increasingly challenging international market place.

Greenings' direct and established access to a wider candidate pool, combined with deep knowledge of its Education team, brings greater choice and potential for innovation in senior educational appointments.

Led by senior practitioners with 13 years’ experience in Executive Search for education institutions, Greenings Education is here for the long term, here to make a difference to the process of recruiting in education, here to make sure Boards and Governing bodies hire the very best professionals for their institutions.

Andrew Greening

Managing Partner, Search & Talent Development

Focus

International Practice Development & Delivery

Experience

Odgers, Korn Ferry, Norman Broadbent, NatWest

Interests

Offshore Sailing & Powerboats, Motorsports, Hockey

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Andrew Greening

Managing Partner, Search & Talent Development

   26 years in Executive Search with success defined by quality delivery and dedication to long term candidate/client relationships

•   Former Top 5 (Europe) / Top 15 (Global) consistent performer out of 200+ partners for global Search firm

•   Acquiring Main Board Director Odgers International, previously Korn Ferry, Norman Broadbent, early career NatWest

•   Defining strategies for Talent Identification and Development from VC backed start-ups to major corporates across the Americas and EMEA regions

   Founder - Clipper Greening Ventures – The World Program; assisting fast growth companies build international teams and maximise performance

   5 years Chairman of Governors, Times Top 100 HMC School – major restructure of Board and Leadership team to drive future success

•   Professional education at Harvard and London Business Schools

Outside of Greenings
Family time in Canada and England – offshore sailing, skiing, snowmobiling and motoring tours

Claire Macleod

Senior Partner, Education

Focus

Education: Schools, Academies, Colleges, Universities and associated organisations

Experience

Hays Executive, Active Executive Recruitment, Claire MacLeod Associates

Interests

Sailing, Photography

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Claire Macleod

Senior Partner, Education

   More than 20 years in consultancy, research and business development in the UK and North America

   Established and grew the national search and consultancy practices for the Education sector at Hays Executive and Active Executive Recruitment

   Works closely with executive management and boards to provide specialist advice and assistance to a wide range of public and private sector organisations

   Placed Chief Executives and Managing Directors to NGOs, research institutes and private and not-for-profit organisations who serve the Education sector

   Skilled in meeting facilitation, senior management training and strategic development

Prior roles:

 •   Claire ran her own firm, specialising in international executive search for top-ranking universities including: Bristol, Cambridge, Lancaster, Manchester, Oxford and Warwick

Outside of Greenings:

•   Became a school governor in 2007 and was elected Chair in 2010. Ofsted rated the Board as Outstanding in 2011

   Former RYA Senior Instructor, still loves to sail

•   Keen amateur gardener and photographer, who loves Instagram

   Snowboarder and pianist

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John de Lavis

Managing Partner, Advisory Services

Focus

Payments, Analytics, Connected Devices & Schemes

Experience

International leadership roles at Netspend, MasterCard, HSBC & Midland Bank

Interests

Football, Rugby and International Equestrian Eventing

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John de Lavis

Managing Partner, Advisory Services

   Over 30 years experience in the global payments and retail banking sectors with the last 20 years in senior executive or C suite roles

   Undertaken a number of senior strategy roles in HSBC and MasterCard

   Significant experience in practical and successful innovation and start-ups - First Direct, MasterCard chip and e-business strategies, MasterCard Advisors and many new products at NetSpend and Metabank

   Considerable P&L experience at HSBC and other businesses

   Strong operational experience in a number of different payment businesses – from transaction management through to risk and compliance and operational quality

   Significant experience of organisation design and transformation at Midland, HSBC and MasterCard. Responsible for the end to end Europay acquisition and integration and for enabling organisational growth at start ups

Prior roles:

•   Head of UK Payment Businesses HSBC

•   Chief Product Officer for MasterCard International

   COO NetSpend

   COO Metapay

Outside of Greenings:

Advisory Board of Fordham Business school

Three day eventing – sponsor to aspects of Canadian Olympic team

Interested in skiing, sailing, rugby and soccer

Cambridge and MIT Alumni associations

Sloan Fellow, MIT

Classical music, English French and Classical literature and philosophy

David Elleray MBE

Founding Partner, Sport & Events

Focus 

Referee Excellence, Football Regulation and Governance

Experience

IFAB, Football Regulatory Authority, FA Referees’ Committee, Harrow School

Interests

Football, Cricket, Sport for Schools

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David Elleray MBE

Founding Partner, Sport & Events

When John Motson began his Match of the Day commentary on a top PL match with “Today’s referee, David Elleray, is probably the country’s most famous schoolmaster” he encapsulated the two strands of David’s distinguished intertwined sport and education careers.

•   Over 40 years successfully combining top level work in sport and education; the only clash was in 1998 when he declined refereeing in the FIFA World Cup finals in France as he was a candidate for the Headmastership of Harrow

•   Schoolmaster at Harrow School for 32 years: coaching sport, Head of Geography, House Master (18 years) and Director of Boarding (9 years)

•   England’s top football referee: 17 years at the highest level and 8 years as an international referee; refereed the FA Cup final and international finals in Europe, Africa, Asia and S. America

   Member of the FA Council since 2002; Chairman of FA Referees’ Committee

   Works extensively for the FA and IFAB (International body responsible for the Laws of the Football worldwide)

   Closely involved with governance and integrity as Vice Chairman of the Football Regulatory Authority and Chairman of the Compliance Monitoring Group

•   Appointed in 2010 by S. African authorities to sit with a high court judge on a Commission of Inquiry into corruption in S. African football

   Combining sports and education continues e.g. Chairman, Independent Schools FA 

•   Awarded honorary doctorate by Sheffield Hallam University for ‘outstanding contribution to education and sport’

Outside of Greenings:

Watching a variety of sports and supporting his large number of Godchildren

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