We understand that finding senior talent that is capable of successfully navigating today’s constantly evolving business landscape is challenging. Hawker Chase is an executive search consultancy, placing C-suite and director-level candidates within the global defence, cyber, manufacturing and engineering sectors.

Through our broad range of executive solutions, we help organisations to mitigate risk, increase retention, and reduce the cost and time of making critical hires in their leadership and senior management teams.

Our consultants partner with clients on a consultative, project basis to deliver strategic solutions specific to their needs.

With a depth of market access and knowledge developed through our diverse global networks, we give our clients true market insight and access to the best talent in complex and fast-moving markets.


We work closely with clients on senior executive and non-executive appointments, supporting single hires, succession planning, teams, change management, growth strategies and business introductions across cyber, defence, engineering and manufacturing.



Traditional executive search methodology does not meet the needs of today’s fast growing, ambitious businesses.

Our three-stage process is designed to alleviate the risk associated with hiring leaders and senior managers. We use cutting edge technology and behavioural profiling to reduce the cost and time of hiring whilst increasing retention and the return on your investment.

  • 12 month guarantee
  • 96% retention
  • 90 day on-boarding programme.

Utilising our unique, agile talent solution, HC Connect, we are able to identify, entice, evaluate and on-board the best possible talent in the market to give you a competitive advantage.


Where traditional search is engaged on a reactive basis Hawker Chase looks to provide clients with a more strategic and proactive approach to senior hiring assessing future needs and building proactive solutions to minimise business risk.


In the course of our business we often come across interesting individuals and smaller companies that can complement our existing client’s activities.  Where this occurs we can effect corporate and personal introductions which often result in JVs or even acquisitions.


Our deep sector expertise gives us unrivalled access to the best interim Managers in the market.

Whether you have a crucial gap in your leadership team, you are running a change and transformation project or have a challenge in your company that needs an experienced resource to solve, HawkerChase can provide you with an individual or team on a flexible contract basis.


Corporate & Market Intelligence underpins everything we do, combining detailed mapping with analysis and context to ensure our clients are equipped to make informed decisions.


We offer clients executive coaching and assessment services through our partner companies either as a standalone service or in conjunction with our executive search process,  assessing final candidates and even providing ‘First 90 days’ executive coaching support post hire.


HC Secure provides clients with consulting services utilising our experienced team to provide strategic advice, program and change management across the whole of information security and cyber ecosystem.

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The information security industry is a complex and under resourced market. HC Secure’s deep knowledge of the sector provides clients with access to specialist Program Managers who are experienced in the delivery of complex information security programs, underpinned by senior delivery specialists, with a track record of successful delivery across a range of sectors and geographies, employing traditional and agile methodologies to provide solutions to meet specific and exacting client needs in this key function.


HC Secure also provide a strategic consulting services to clients, using our bench of advisors and consultants to help clients formulate their cyber offering or internal strategy, leading to implementation programs or researching and shortlisting suppliers and partners or identifying potential acquisition targets.


With utilisation rates a key concern, HC Secure provides clients with access to a virtual bench of consultants to either augment existing teams or to provide specific technical or product expertise. We build a ‘virtual bench’ specific to the client providing a front end portal through our Cybrhub product allowing clients to build their own talent pools and access our specialists on demand.


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We understand that to add true value to our clients we have to provide more than an Executive search, embedding ourselves in our target market place, helping to promote talent and provoke debate. We build communities, bringing together professionals at all levels to allow the continued education, access and opportunities for all levels from apprentice to future leaders in order to fully serve and understand the markets in which we operate. 


In conjunction with our sister company Optamor’s QI Group, we bring market leaders to share and provoke thoughts and conversation around specific industry issues, producing white papers to further promote debate. These events are aimed at Executive and non-Executive leaderships as well as HR Directors and industry specialists to understand the strategic and tactical pressures within the industries.

For further information contact Simon Vaughan-Edwards



Hawker Chase are committed to working with our clients to find and develop future talent rather than just filling positions on a reactive basis. That’s why we are developing the HC Future Leaders forum. This is designed to identify and develop talent that is currently in ‘line’ positions and prepare them for management by bringing them together on a regular basis to hear from industry leaders, Head hunters and coaches with the aim of preparing them to make a successful transition into management.

For further details contact Chris Ridley




Given the unprecedented growth in the cyber market there is a lack of talent across the industry. Hawker Chase are actively working with Government agencies, Academic Partners and accreditation authorities to establish academic courses to help further develop and diversify the pool of available talent. This takes the form of a Cyber Conversion Course – taking technology professionals, technical service leavers and graduates, giving them the requisite skills and training to transition into the cyber market. This is a significant project that involves many moving parts and we will update on progress regularly.

For more information contact Simon Vaughan-Edwards



There is a constant demand for diversity in every industry group and cyber is no different.  However given the nature of the threat the need for a differing view point on a number of issues is not only desirable but essential.  Our belief is that women form one part of the diversity agenda but it is an essential part and our aim is to bring women within the industry together to share views, hear from industry experts and make each other aware of the challenges and opportunities out there in this exciting and fast moving environment.

For more information contact Kirsty Thomas




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