ISPA – Global Executive Search

United Kingdom


ISPA United Kingdom
Our Address

XYZ Building,

2 Hardman Boulevard,



M3 3AQ


0161 300 9209


Rowan Partners is an executive search consultancy lead by an experienced team of directors who have worked together since the mid 1990’s establishing and leading two Private Equity backed recruitment businesses in that time, with Rowan being an investee of EV group.


As such we have a unique insight into the executive leadership needs of ambitious growth companies, hence focus our services on such clients, often PE or VC backed themselves and we conduct assignments across the Boardroom table – with the majority being CEO or CFO.


Our services include:

  • Pre assignment consultancy, bringing insight and advice in shaping the recruitment need and likely solution.
  • A comprehensive assignment delivery model, bespoke to the client’s needs and utilising a multi-layered identification and search process, sophisticated assessment techniques and thorough referencing – resulting in an outstanding success rate.
  • Professional representation of the client to ensure their brand is perceived well by everyone we contact in the process.
  • On boarding support to ensure rapid effectiveness in the new role by the appointed candidate.



David Anwyl


A graduate and qualified accountant, the first half of David’s career was spent in industry and commerce in companies such as the FTSE 100 Diageo and the Fortune 500 American Greetings.

He began his executive search career by joining the 3i backed Robinson Keane, establishing the RK Search brand and conducting headhunt assignments for PLC’s and PE backed companies.

A founder of Rowan Partners in 2011, David has experience of leading over 300 executive assignments including many CEO appointments across a range of sectors, most notably manufacturing, technology and business services.


Paul Waite


A graduate whose early career was spent in a technology and defence sector multi-national, before moving into recruitment and becoming a director in the 3i backed RK Group. As Managing Director of the financial recruitment division he established and lead 9 offices across the UK until December 2010. In 2011, with backing from EV, partnered with David Anwyl and Richard Robinson to once again combine their expertise, networks, interests and business approach in order to form Rowan Partners. Paul has personally made over 200 appointments in his career and specialises in CFO and FD appointments into growth orientated, ambitious businesses.

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