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Case Study

Interim Management with Guide Dogs

The Situation 

Guide Dogs had seen income double in the last decade to over £130m, enabled by a fundraising success story, which resulted in them becoming a top 10 UK fundraising charity in the process.

The growth in income supported the organisations long term ‘By My Side’ strategy, which was designed to transform service provision. In order to successfully deliver the ‘By My Side’ strategy, Guide Dogs recognised the need to appoint a new Director of Technology and Transformation Director. CEO, Tom Wright, tasked Hansen Filler with identifying the best candidates for the roles.

Our Solution 

Hansen Filler worked at pace to present shortlists for both roles within a week of the initial briefing. Given the speed at which Guide Dogs were looking to move, Guide Dogs and Hansen Filler worked together to decide that it was most appropriate to prioritise Interim candidates who possessed the technical competence to successfully perform the roles, whilst being passionate about the social purpose of the organisation.

Our Results

Hansen Filler successfully placed the Technology Director and the Transformation Director, with both candidates starting within a month of the initial briefing and going on to play a critical role in delivering the Guide Dogs strategy.