Francesca Lahiguera

Trainer and Independent Executive Search Consultant

Francesca is an independent search consultant who also delivers executive search training for search-consult. Francesca began her search career as a Principal Consultant with Heidrick & Struggles' global technology practice in Paris. She then went on to work with boutique technology search firms in Paris and London. Francesca is based in London and delivers retained executive search services for multiple clients. She focuses on both the technology sector and on not-for-profit organisations and social enterprises.

Carol O'Driscoll

Director
Archer Search

Carol O’Driscoll is the Director of Archer Search, the bespoke learning and development and consulting company for Executive Search.  For over eighteen years Carol has been involved in the development of research teams and in interviewing and successfully hiring talent both internally and for clients at Russell Reynolds Associates and a number of other leading search firms. She has successfully developed various learning and development courses and implemented them across the world.

Carol has over eighteen years international search experience working on senior level assignments across all sectors but primarily in the Industrial/Natural Resources and Consumer sectors.  She also has significant experience in emerging market searches.  A qualified information professional, Carol’s earlier career was in investment banking and with a leading professional services firm.

Lois Grimshaw

UK/EMEA Partnership Manager
Dillistone Systems

Lois is the author of the training course "Internet Search Techniques: Boolean & Beyond". She has trained hundreds of executive search professionals across Europe. She is now acknowledged as one of Europe’s leading trainers on Internet Research Techniques.

Lois began her career in technology as a Systems Analyst at the Ministry of Education in British Columbia, Canada, where she championed the early adoption of videoconference technology and drove its growth as an accepted method of connecting people effectively for education, justice and healthcare uses across the Province.

She moved to London from the west coast of Canada in 2009, and now helps people how to get the most out of FileFinder and the Internet in her role as UK/EMEA Partnership Manager for Dillistone Systems.