The McGarry Partnership LLP was established by Charles José McGarry, who has over 25 years’ experience in Executive Search, to provide clients with a bespoke, retained and principal led executive recruitment service.

Charles has amassed a wealth of experience in conducting cross-sector searches at board, executive leadership and functional management levels, throughout the UK and internationally, so has developed a formidable, geographically widespread contact network. We are therefore able to draw upon this extensive national and international network, reach and experience to provide clients with a professional, hands-on approach to multi-disciplinary Executive Search for executive and non-executive, as well as specialist and general management appointments.

Our clients include high profile branded names, private equity backed companies and prominent third sector organisations in the UK, as well as international companies. Key markets include financial services, professional and business services, property, manufacturing and engineering, as well as the not for profit sector. In addition to recruiting for Chair, non-executive and executive leadership roles, functional expertise includes finance, human resources, sales & marketing, operations, risk and compliance.


Smith & McLaurin

I have worked with Charles over many years, most recently on a Chief Executive appointment for an leading specialist manufacturer where I am Chairman. This was a complex assignment crucial to our UK & international development strategy & Charles was able to attract a number of high calibre candidates from throughout the UK. He is extremely well networked, rigorous & professional in his approach, so I have no hesitation in recommending The McGarry Partnership to others. Allan McLaughlin (Chairman - Smith & McLaurin Ltd)

Artemis Investment Management

Recruiting senior individuals for us in both Edinburgh and London, Charles has carried out a number of executive searches for Artemis over many years, recruiting senior executives for us in Finance, Risk, IT and Operations.

Most recently, and following an extensive national search, The McGarry Partnership recruited my own successor as COO in London.

Mark Murray (Senior Partner – Artemis Investment Management)

Winder Power Group

I have known Charles for almost twenty years both as a candidate and an employer. Charles is easily the best recruitment professional I have worked with. He is highly professional, works really hard at understanding his brief and makes sure the candidates he puts forward match his clients’ requirements. He is great fun to work with and incredibly perceptive around people. When I have a senior role to fill I never go to any other recruiter. Charles and The McGarry Partnership are to be very highly recommended. Laurence MacKenzie (Chief Executive - Winder Power Group)


I have worked with Charles for more 20 years, on senior financial, corporate development, technical and commercial searches in the UK and internationally. This has included filling senior sales, technical and European business development director roles in the UK and Germany, involving extensive international research, during my time as Chief Executive at CGI International and Pyroguard. Charles is thorough, responsive and attentive, so I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending the McGarry Partnership to any other company seeking to fill a key senior role. David Jolliffe (former Chief Executive - Pyroguard)