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

About Us

Mullwood Partnership was founded in 2012 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, including FTSE 100 and 250, Fortune 500, NASDAQ, medium sized, private equity backed and family-owned businesses, across all sectors and industries globally, together with public sector/not-for-profit and social business organisations.

Mullwood Partnership has been undertaking a five year 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?’

From this in-depth study, HBR.org published ‘Are you Ready to Serve on a Board?’ In January 2020.

Mission & Values

We go over and above to provide an ‘experience’ to delight and exceed expectations as a true partner. Totally connected, we get under their skin, and we never falter to help individuals and organisations achieve their purpose in a way that has real impact and meaning.


We have built our business on solid foundations of trust, nurturing new and long-term relationships and operating with an ego-free, honest, transparent and empathetic style.


Combining latest market insights and with a deep curiosity for your plans and ambitions, we evolve to help you achieve your continued success and purpose.


Through relationships built on trust that are seamlessly integrated, we are proud of our highly inclusive and values led approach to deliver the right outcomes.


We continually shape and tailor our approach to support the needs of everyone we work with, dedicated to providing innovative solutions in order to deliver successful and sustainable results.

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.


Sharon MullenDirector

Sharon Mullen has an executive career of over 20 years, specialising in human resources and executive search.


London Office

28 Grosvenor Street, London. W1K 4QR

0207 118 0608

Manchester Office

82 King Street, Manchester, M2 4WQ

0161 207 0608

Edinburgh Office

Hudson House, 8 Albany Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3QB

+44 (0) 131 516 5144