Rockpools works with organisations in the high-quality knowledge economy. We know you are continually challenged with hard strategic decisions in order to develop world-class research, technologies and services that will give a competitive advantage. Rockpools has worked extensively on assignments that enable investment in science, research and innovation through the provision of facilities and equipment, supporting the work of the research institutions and innovative technologies. Our clients include universities, government agencies, professional services and industry.
Successful businesses, governments and economies need leaders who can innovate and differentiate. As global resources come under pressure from demographics and climate change they must also develop efficient, sophisticated and sustainable solutions.
Rockpools' niche at the commercial-research interface means we understand the opportunities, processes and risks that lie in the selection and retention of talent in this highly complex arena. Drawing on our global network of specialist consultants, we provide teams with relevant market expertise for bespoke solutions to clients' needs in R&D, commercial, operational, strategic and non-executive roles.
Key assignments include: Technology Strategy Board, the UK
Government agency tasked with stimulating
technology-enabled innovation in the areas which offer the greatest scope for boosting
UK growth and productivity, with assignments include Director, Technology
Innovation Centres, Governing Board Members and Chief Executive, Offshore
Renewable Energy Catapult; High Performance Computing Government
Advisers for Bull Information Systems; Marketing Business Partner, Detica
(international business and technology consulting firm owned by BAE
Systems); Board Members for Aeturnum Capital (biofuels group); Rockpools is a preferred supplier of executive search services to the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, whose aim is aim is to support Qatar on its journey from a carbon economy to a knowledge economy.
A new HR director has been appointed at Sellafield Ltd.
Karen Wheeler will oversee RWM's radioactive waste management services and the delivery of a long-term solution for the UK’s higher activity radioactive waste
Rockpools have recently worked with Barking and Dagenham Council’s housing company, Reside, to appoint a new board and Managing Director to take forward the ambitious plans to provide even more affordable homes for local people.