Welcome to

Innovative and inclusive executive recruitment for an evolving world.

Welcome to

Innovative and inclusive executive recruitment for an evolving world.

Who We Are

Challenging the diversity status quo for senior appointments

We are the specialist arm of McLean, focused on providing outstanding executive, non-executive and interim recruitment across the UK and beyond.  We have established an enviable reputation in the technology and innovation space, and also where public and commercially funded organisations work alongside others to deliver transformational change and economic and social impact – with diversity at the heart of everything we do.

McLean Public in numbers


Years of McLean Advisory providing executive recruitment

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Of our appointments are diverse

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Of our work is repeat business

Our Services

Full spectrum executive recruitment expertise

As part of the broader McLean family, McLean Public offers access to unrivalled diverse networks across the commercial, public and the Third Sector combined with a unique bespoke partnership approach with our clients.

Executive Search

We identify, source, assess and secure talent from across both the commercial and public sectors by utilising and leveraging our diverse networks. From the outset we work closely with our clients as trusted advisors to ensure a compelling narrative is taken to the market. Each assignment is creative, bespoke and delivered within a true partnership approach.

Executive Interim

We provide senior experts and leaders for roles across our sectors to provide the skills and experience our clients need to deliver the agenda ahead – through a truly tailored and bespoke approach to the market.

Board Practice

Our commitment to levelling up the playing field for senior appointments extends all the way to the boardroom. We engage with our diverse and broad networks who can bring new and inclusive perspectives as Chairs, NEDs Trustees, Committee members and advisors.

Coaching & Advisory

Working closely with our clients as a trusted and strategic partner, our team can also provide coaching and advisory services. This is underpinned by our diversity, culture and ethics expertise which also provides a bespoke EDI offer supporting public sector organisations to become more equitable, diverse and inclusive through data-rich auditing, strategic advice and training.

A fresh and dedicated approach to levelling the playing field for senior hires specifically in the government and public enterprise sector has been long overdue.

Jonathan Swain
Managing Director & Founder

Our Clients

Some of our most recent clients

Recent appointments

Our Approach

One size certainly does not fit all

For too long, executive recruitment in the government, public enterprise and innovation space has been process-led and ‘one size fits all’. McLean Public’s approach turns that on its head – candidates and clients come first, and each assignment is truly bespoke.

Beyond the ‘usual suspects’

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Of all appointments are women

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Of all appointments are Global Majority

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Of all board or trustee appointments are diverse

Beyond the ‘usual suspects’

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Of all appointments 
are female

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Of all appointments 
are Global Majority

0 %

Of all board or 
trustee appointments are diverse

Our partners and associated organisations

McLean Public is proud to be a associated with such progressive sector leaders. Should you be interested in partnering with us on our journey please get in touch below.

Proud members of the McLean family

McLean Partnership provides executive search services to forward-thinking organisations across Financial Services, Real Estate and Industry; businesses that, by their nature, have an outsized impact on the transition to a better, more sustainable future.

Our News & Insights

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