About Us

Red Sea Executive Search is an independent, international, executive search consultancy recruiting leadership for global change. We recruit leadership into the world’s foundations, trusts and charity organisations, and especially for INGO’s in International Development, Disaster Relief and Humanitarian Aid in the Global South.

Our vision is to empower a new generation of global leadership to create a just, diverse and unified society. In a world with increasing global challenges, the need for leaders and visionaries to shape our world is greater than ever. Extraordinary people are needed to deliver this and discovering them is the heart of Red Sea Search; we find people who bring leadership excellence to organisations, and in doing so hope to help both change the global landscape and protect future civil society and global citizenship.

Our added value is our lived sector experience and the breadth and depth of our global networks. We offer a caring, creative, and customized approach to executive search and selection; each client is special, and each search is unique.

The company acts as a networking service, an executive search service and a consulting provider to the world’s global institutions, INGOs, foundations, trusts, and private stakeholder organisations. Our aim is to be consultative, innovative and nimble, with an engaged approach to executive and intelligence search, leadership and organisational development. We work with the best talent to bring leadership and transformative change to the emerging world. With over 200 years of combined experience in INGOs and intergovernmental organisations between us, we are driven by our mission, passion, and strong sense of responsibility to our world.

In Global Development, we work with INGOs, private agencies, foundations, and social enterprises. In Philanthropy, we network and engage with institutional, corporate, and private philanthropy, working with grassroots organisations and social enterprises, and large foundations and trusts.

Red Sea has consultants in the United Kingdom (London and SW); Europe (Barcelona); Africa (Nairobi); MENA (Istanbul); North America (Washington); and India (Mumbai). Our UK Head Office is outside of London and our Operations based in South Africa. Red Sea has carried out searches across widely ranging cultures and contexts in the US, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Registered by its Founder and Director Tim Wingrove as a Ltd company, it was launched as an international executive search company in 2016.

Our Recent Assignments:

  • CEO of BOND (INGO membership body, policy, and strategy)
  • CEO of Shelterbox
  • CFO for the African Leadership Academy – South Africa – Africa
  • Africa Director – Malaria No More
  • Global HRD Oxfam International – Nairobi, KENYA
  • Vice President of Global Programming for Oxfam America – USA
  • Global Fundraising Director for Alicia Key’s Charity in New York – USA
  • Executive Director for the new affiliate – Oxfam Colombia – Latin America
  • COO for His Highnesses Al Qasimi Foundation in the Middle East – UAE
  • Financial Director in London for a private human rights foundation – London, UK
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Our Team

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Values and Visions

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Diversity and Inclusion