Merrifield Executive Search

Your leadership story begins here.


Welcome to Merrifield Executive Search, where leadership meets purpose. As an extension of Merrifield Consultants, our journey has been nothing short of remarkable. Over the past year, our specialist teams in Fundraising, Marketing & Communications, Membership, and Finance & Grants have flourished, leading us to the exciting launch of Merrifield Executive Search.

"At Merrifield, we take immense pride in our accomplishments within this short timeframe and are elated to introduce our extended suite of services for leadership appointments. Our success as a trusted partner has fuelled our expansion, and we are thrilled to continue shaping our clients' success with Merrifield Executive Search." Stuart Milliner – Merrifield Executive Search Lead

To discover more about Merrifield Executive Search and how we can help your leadership team, please contact Stuart Milliner on

Our Approach: Less is More

At Merrifield, we believe in the power of focus. In a sector filled with noise, we choose quality over quantity. Our niche lies in working on fewer roles, ensuring an unparalleled level of service for each organization we partner with. This commitment allows us to provide regular and transparent communication, delivering both qualitative and quantitative data crucial for organizational growth.

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Ethical Recruitment: Empowering Diversity and Inclusion

We pride ourselves on running an ethical recruitment process that goes beyond the norm. Merrifield Executive Search is dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusion at the highest echelons of leadership. Our service actively encourages individuals from underrepresented groups to apply for influential roles, ensuring a more equitable representation in leadership positions.

Our Services: Elevating Leadership

Merrifield Executive Search specializes in Director-level positions across Fundraising, Marketing and Communications, Finance, and more. We go further by placing individuals in CEO, CFO, and COO roles. Our team is driven by a commitment to trust, authenticity, and transparency, aligning our search ethos with these core values.

Your Success is Our Mission

As a trusted partner, we understand the impact of leadership on organizational success. Our goal is to build on the success of shaping our clients, and growing our business where our clients need us most. Merrifield Executive Search is not just a recruitment agency; we are architects of leadership success.

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I lead Merrifield Executive Search and am the Head of Merrifield Consultants. I have been a part of the charity sector for 12 years, recruiting into the sector for 7+ years. I specialise in leadership appointment for charities and other not-for-profits within various disciplines. I run an incredibly thorough and transparent process to ensure a professional and personal experience.

Contact: 020 7759 7929

Stuart Milliner

Merrifield Executive Search
Fundraising & Marcomms

Claire Stradling

I am an award-winning manager and consultant with nearly 30 years of experience in the sector. Over this time, I have built a strong network of clients and candidates. As a keen supporter of the sector, I have held various volunteer roles both past and present. I take pride in building strong relationships which helps me find a diverse range of leadership talent for the sector.

Contact: 020 7759 7929

Claire Stradling

Merrifield Executive Search
Finance & Commerical Support


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Join us on a journey where leadership meets purpose, where ethical recruitment transforms organisations, and where less is indeed more. Welcome to Merrifield Executive Search—where your leadership story begins.

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