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Kai Adams

Managing Partner

Kai joined Green Park in 2011 after eight years at another leading executive search firm. He founded the Charities & Social Enterprise practice in 2012 and was quickly promoted to Partner on the back of its rapid growth and 75% repeat business rate. In 2020 he was promoted to the position of Managing Partner and Head of Public & Voluntary Sector Search.

Kai has successfully delivered complex senior mandates for non-profit organisations large and small, established and start-up, regional, national and international, and has ultimate responsibility for all projects within the third sector.

Having previously fulfilled roles in research and project management, and holding an MSc in occupational psychology, Kai has a sophisticated understanding not only of the mechanics of the executive search process, but also of the human dynamics that are at play at times of critical decision-making. As such, he is well positioned to mitigate potential risks while developing innovative, tailored solutions to his clients.

Believing that the team’s activity needs to go beyond recruitment, Kai is an active participant in many important discussions relating to the wider sector. He is a frequent speaker at trustee exchange and people and culture conferences, is active in digital discovery, a community of digital leaders in the sector, and continues Green Park’s work to improve visible and cognitive diversity within the field.

Kai and his team have particular expertise in working with organisations going through transition and change, including start-up and turnaround, those looking to build greater digital capability, those building effective boards through multiple appointments and those seeking another sectors experience.

I like solving complex problems. The attraction of my role is bringing together the right people at the right time to create the right impact.

Kai Adams

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