With over 40 years combined search experience, we work with a diverse client base of across all industry sectors.

Trusted and deeply established global relationships

Operate globally from London and Cheshire

"Having worked with the board for over 2 years and successfully placed 11 Trustees, would recommend you highly every time."Leading National Charity, Chair

Over 95% completion rate & over 80% repeat business

Focus on Non-Executive Directors and HR Directors

UK and International board level executive search

"I have worked with other Executive Search organisations and in my opinion you have exceeded them by a substantial margin."Leading National Charity, Chair

"It was a pleasure to work with Mullwood Partnership to find a Non-Executive Director for the board; It was a truly enjoyable and highly successful experience. I look forward to working with them again in the future.FTSE, Chair

Utilising our extensive global network, we approach each assignment as a 'blank sheet of paper' to ensure a thorough search of the market.

Enviable connections, specialist search focus and industry leading research

"The recent search I conducted with Jo Sellwood-Taylor and Sharon Mullen was the best search experience I have had to date."Globally Listed, Chief Executive Officer

"Very well-networked in the HR community - impressive quality search"FTSE 250, Chief Executive


About Us

Mullwood Partnership was founded by Jo Sellwood-Taylor and Sharon Mullen, both senior headhunters with over 40 years’ combined experience who have held board leadership positions with prominent executive search firms.

In 2000 they created a highly successful executive search business, predominately focused within senior executive/board level global HR assignments. They sold to a leading international group in 2008 and continued to lead and grow the business until exiting in 2011.

They have worked successfully with both listed, public sector and private organisations, with a bias towards FTSE 100-250 and Fortune 500 across all sectors and industries globally. Consistently ‘quoted’ by clients, their key differentiators are their enviable connections, specialist focus and the quality of search and research services, together with an ego free, straightforward and honest approach. Utilising their extensive global network, they approach each assignment as a ‘blank sheet of paper’ to ensure a thorough search of the market.

Since late Autumn, they have been undertaking an in-depth research initiative in conjunction with Dr Anthony Hesketh of Lancaster University Management School – ‘Building a Non-Executive Director Talent Pool for Inclusive Capitalism – Do You See What I See?’

Mullwood Partnership operates globally from offices in London and Cheshire.

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Our Values & Approach


Trust, experience and scopeWe only undertake assignments where we can add real value and deliver the best results. If we are not the right partners for you, we will recommend or collaborate with trusted UK and international search associates with whom we already have strong relationships.

Discrete, creative approach We offer a straightforward, honest and ego-free style, working as true partners on your key people leadership decisions.

Select client baseWorking with an exclusive number of businesses in any one sector we are able to build in-depth relationships and minimise off limits, providing a dedicated, focused search and sourcing the most talented leaders globally.

Leadership Talent We continually track leadership talent within our areas of expertise and act as advisors on strategic talent succession.

A Founding DirectorWill personally lead every search assignment utilising our unrivalled experience and expertise to deliver the best long term outcomes for both client and candidate.


Leadership Team

Jo Sellwood-TaylorDirector


Jo Sellwood-Taylor has more than 20 years’ experience in executive search. She has recruited nationally and internationally at senior executive and board levels across all functional areas.

Throughout her extensive career, Jo has su...

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Sharon MullenDirector


Sharon Mullen has an executive career of over 20 years, specialising in human resources and executive search. For the last 17 years, Sharon has worked alongside global organisations including Barclays, Reckitt Benckiser, Lloyds Banking Group, Toronto D...

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London Office

28 Grosvenor Street, London
W1K 4QR

0207 118 0608


Cheshire Office

Mullwood House, Roughwood Lane, Sandbach. CW11 4XX

01270 342 605