The McGarry Partnership has the breadth of experience, depth of knowledge and expertise, as well as the determination and tenacity to successfully complete the most complex and challenging of executive search projects. Examples of current and recent mandates reflecting this include:

Chairman, Scotland – High Profile Third Sector Organisation 

International CFO, Scotland – NYSE Listed Components Manufacturer 

Chief Financial Officer, Edinburgh – Financial Sector Market Leader 

Chief Operating Officer, London – Market Leading Asset Manager

Managing Director, Scotland – Major Private Equity Backed Property Group

Chief Risk Officer, London – Prominent Financial Services Firm 

Chief Executive, Scotland – Leading Specialist Process Manufacturer 

Chief Risk Officer, London – Major Institutional Pension Services Group

Chief Executive, Scotland – Iconic Not For Profit Organisation 

Financial Director, Yorkshire – Private Equity Backed Capital Goods Company

Business Development Director, Scotland – Market Leading Construction Company

Head of Investment Operations, London – Independent Fund Manager 



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)