Our reputation for
professionalism and responsiveness
is second to none

Our success
is driven by a
rigorous approach
to research

About us & Our history

Moloney Search was established in 1994 to enable clients to headhunt highly talented individuals into a wide variety of positions, rather than just the traditional preserve of the boardroom.

The vision of the founder, Dr Curly Moloney, was to identify and develop a network of outstanding individuals and track these individuals throughout their professional years. Drawing upon her experience at Oxford and Cambridge Universities and her professional career as a headhunter, Dr Moloney believed that such a business could offer a real competitive edge to clients by enabling them to hire the best people before their competitors.

Since then the business has become a global operation that remains proud of working cross-sector and cross-functionally at senior levels to find the very best candidates.

Our reputation for professionalism and responsiveness is second to none in our Industry. We work for over 30% of the FTSE 100, and we receive repeat business from 90% of our clients. Our success is driven by our rigorous approach to research and our continual investment in our networks and knowledge.


Moloney Search delivers executive and non-executive search assignments for clients across business and the public sector.

our business is divided into
the following practices:

  • Board Practice
  • Senior Executive Search
  • Early Careers Practice

we have specialist teams
in the following areas:

  • TMT
  • Business Services
  • Energy, Utilities & Infrastructure
  • Retail / FMCG
  • Financial Services
  • Not-for-Profit & Education


and specialist dedicated
functional teams:

  • Marketing
  • Strategy
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Commercial & Business Development
  • Risk, Compliance & Regulation


As ambassadors for our clients, we recognize that we are often the initial point of contact with potential candidates, and first impressions count.

At Moloney Search we believe it is of paramount importance to define and consciously promote our values and standards. A tireless attention to achieving these is what makes our professional and respectful approach stand out.

Client focus – our services are tailored or created to meet client demands.

Optimal candidate experience – our reputation and our success depends upon candidates having an excellent experience with us.

Rigour – we are known for our tireless attention to detail and passionate desire to set industry standards.

Creativity – our generalist status and breadth of expertise allows us to think laterally and provide unusual and effective solutions.

Professionalism and integrity – we must be consistently professional and respectful in all our dealings, and treat clients and candidates in a way we would wish to be treated. As members of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) we uphold the highest professional standards.

Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC)


Our success and reputation  has been built upon an established methodology that ensures that we are able to match talent quickly and accurately to your needs.

The key drivers of this success are:

Research capability – as well as accessing our established networks, we conduct extensive fresh research to ensure that all relevant markets are searched thoroughly. All our research is conducted in house by our intelligent and highly analytical staff.

Long term partnerships – our client relationships are true partnerships. We believe that a long term partnership is the best way to develop an in depth understanding of your organisation and its requirements. This approach enables us to exploit our creativity to the full.

Tailored solutions – we recognise that all our clients and our searches are unique. We therefore tailor our solutions to each search.

End-to-end process – we can run the entire process from end to end, removing the time-consuming administrative burden.

Communication – our focus on measured, concise and timely communication with both our clients and candidates is paramount to a smooth process. It is essential to accurately represent and build your recruitment 'brand' in the marketplace.

Diversity – Moloney Search is renowned for its ability to produce very diverse shortlists. Dr Moloney co-wrote the Cabinet Office guidelines for diversity in recruitment and contributed to the The Tyson Report on the Recruitment and Development of Non-Executive Directors. In 2011, Lord Davies cited Moloney Search as the Executive Search firm able to produce diverse shortlists of excellent quality.

Our people

Our directors and business leaders have a wealth of experience from both inside and outside the recruitment sector. They are supported by an in-house team of consultants and researchers.

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  • Dr Curly Moloney
  • Francesca Sloan

Dr Curly Moloney

Dr Curly Moloney founded Moloney Search in 1994 and has been the Managing Director of the business since. Prior to founding Moloney Search, Curly spent two years headhunting for Saxton Bampfylde having graduated from Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

Francesca Sloan

Francesca Sloan has been a Consultant at Moloney Search since 1995 and a Director since 2000. Having graduated from Bath University in 1993, Francesca worked in Marketing and PR for Asprey plc prior to joining Moloney Search.

Interviews & Thought Leadership

Our clients and candidates are our greatest asset. To showcase this, we have collated a number of interesting interviews we have conducted with successful individuals we have placed and friends of the firm.

In conversation with Gi Fernando – AI and Upskilling

Interview – 31 May 2024

Driving change in and through mission-critical organisations with Elysia McCaffrey

Interview – 11 December 2023

Ed Haddon – Coach, Leader, Entrepreneur.

Interview – 20 October 2023

Press & Articles

The Nuclear Restoration Services (formerly Magnox) appoints Fiona Rayment OBE as an Independent Non-Executive Director

News – 4 March 2024

Lockton appoints new CMO and General Counsel for UK & Europe, and Head of IT for MENA region

News – 25 February 2024

Horatio's Garden appoints Katie Tait as the charity's first CEO

News – 5 February 2024

Contact us

United Kingdom

+44 (0)20 7368 5100


Moloney Search
4 Kensington Cloisters
5 Kensington Church Street
London W8 4LD
United Kingdom
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Middle East and Africa

+971 4 311 6760


Moloney Search
Office 2503, Burj Al Salam
Sheikh Zayed Road
Dubai – UAE
PO Box 74327

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