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A Q&A session with Dan Harden

Bailey Montagu had the pleasure in catching up with our new Partner in Industrial, Dan Harden, to talk about his new position, executive search, how the Industrial sector has evolved in recent years, and more.

When did you join Bailey Montagu?

I joined Bailey Montagu on the 4th September 2023.

How long have you been working in executive search?

For 23 years.

What do you like most about working in executive search?

I love the excitement of delivering above client expectations.

When did you become involved the Industrial sector?

I started in research and was then offered the chance to work with the head of industry at Whitehead Mann as a consultant.

How has the Industrial sector evolved in recent years and have players in the sector had to revise their business models and approaches?

Technology is affecting every aspect of industry and companies are having to spend an enormous amount to catch up with the market. Brexit had an effect on every business but the cost of purchase and supply of goods and raw materials has increased. The energy crisis on top of that and inflation puts everyone under pressure.

What do you hope to bring to Bailey Montagu?

I hope to broaden the private equity exposure, and the push into Board appointments.

Finally, what do you like doing in your spare time?

We have a large garden which keeps me busy.

Dan Harden