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About Us

Oxford HR is a global leadership consultancy dedicated to searching for and supporting remarkable leaders in social and environmental impact organisations.

For over 27 years we’ve been working with mission-driven clients on developing and expanding their teams, improving their board effectiveness and supporting on a range of leadership functions.  

Our passionate, global and award-winning team is hand-picked for their unique experience and interest across the social and environmental impact sector; we truly care about the success of the sector as we have worked in the sector ourselves. They are based across Africa, North and Latin America, Asia and Europe, supported by our regional offices in Amsterdam, Nairobi, Oxford, Singapore and Washington.

We are collegiate rather than hierarchical and often involve the entire organisation in our projects, so you are accessing the wealth of collective knowledge and global networks within our team. We also like to innovate; we are constantly learning how to improve our processes and enjoy utilising new tools and technology. We understand the challenges and nuances of operating in today’s world and work in partnership with our clients to create positive and sustainable change.

Oxford HR is owned by Group CEO, David Lale.

Our Vision

A world that puts purpose before profit. 

Our Mission

To enable remarkable leaders in social and environmental impact organisations to make rapid progress towards an equitable, sustainable planet.


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Our Commitment 

Our core commitment is to promote positive change by ensuring that social and environmental impact organisations have the tools and people they need for success. We strive to embody these values on every level and pride ourselves on having an excellent track record of supporting candidates from underrepresented groups and transparent and clear communication. We truly seek to work in partnership with our clients so they are able to continue working towards their world-changing visions.

Collective and Personal Expertise

Oxford HR’s strength and uniqueness is defined by the exceptional skills and experience of its staff. We believe that a team performs best when every individual is valued for their knowledge and expertise and encouraged to work together in a nurturing and supportive environment. We share knowledge and focus on disseminating ideas and expertise across the whole organisation. We hire people who are steeped in the backgrounds they’re delivering services in. People who are professional and resourceful, constantly eager to learn, and committed to their own personal development. 


We firmly believe in a culture of care: for our staff, our associates, our clients and candidates, and for the sectors we work in. We work globally, across many different cultures and societies, and constantly strive for a culturally sensitive response in all our projects, and for a deeper understanding of the people we work with. Our culture is non-hierarchical, and we regard all staff and associates as equal parts of our organisation. 

Cultural Sensitivity

We recognise the underrepresentation of certain minority groups in leadership roles and want to challenge that wherever we can. We thrive with our diverse workforce and fundamentally believe in the strength of diversity. Having worked across cultures and contexts, we have the expertise and sensitivity to work effectively all over the world. 

Value for Money

We understand that organisations in the social and environmental impact space are often under financial constraint. We offer services that are flexibly priced, and we have the ability to be creative in offering bespoke packages to suit both your needs, and your means. Most importantly, we understand these constraints as we are an organisation that puts purpose before profit ourselves.

Ethical and Transparent

We uphold principles of ethical recruitment including openness and transparency in our communication with both candidates and clients. 

Our Team

Our global team is innovative, ambitious and experienced, with exceptional networks and each with a passion for positive change. 

Meet the Team




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of our Senior Leadership Team are women