Educational Publisher – International Publishing Director

Educational Publisher – International Publishing Director

An Inspired Search Case Study


Inspired Search was retained by a leading educational publisher to source a replacement International Publishing Director to play a pivotal role in the business growth amongst the executive team for Education. They saw this as an opportunity to work closer towards their company wide strategic priorities, with a focus on digital, and expand their international reach. 


Inspired Search managed a full executive search process, mapping the market for relevant talent across the international education space, including (but not limited to) EdTech, Higher Education, ELT and Educational Publishing and Service companies of various shapes and sizes. 160 profiles were identified. Following 37 confidential approaches, screening calls, and then 14 initial interviews (conducted by Inspired Search), 6 high calibre candidates were then shortlisted to interview with Hodder Education, with the Managing Director having a diverse selection of 3 final candidates to choose from. 


Following a successful two-stage interview and task process, a candidate was selected and appointed as the new International Publishing Director. Within a short space of time after commencing in the role, it was evident that the chosen candidate not only met the original brief of the Search, but outdid themselves in terms of added value and made an immediate impact.

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