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Testimonials

“Robinson Hambro excelled in finding us an outstanding Chairman, when the mandate was far from easy. They promised to be our Ambassadors and overachieved on this front by handing us a list of a dozen interested trustee candidates at the end of the Chairman search. I would fully recommend them for a search in any field.”
Francis Gugen, Chairman of SmartMatrix

“Robinson Hambro showed that they truly have a global reach in completing this challenging project in Mexico. They found us an exceptional candidate for our Global Advisory Board in record time and followed it up with another outstanding and successful search for us. I cannot recommend them highly enough.”
Executive Chairman of a listed bank

“Robinson Hambro’s Chairman Advisory Service warned our International Advisory Board that globalisation had peaked in November 2015.  That insight, months before Brexit and Trump, was worth its weight in gold.”
Chairman of a listed bank

“The search was carried out to a high standard, in a timely way, with the result that a highly suitable candidate was appointed. The long list was varied, showing a good understanding of the brief but also offering high quality left field candidates. Robinson Hambro is able to connect at a very senior level… The professionalism of the process had a number of benefits… I can therefore wholeheartedly recommend this service.”Andrew McCulloch, CEO of MHF

“Robinson Hambro’s Chairman Advisory Service has been invaluable in the growth of our company. They identified new markets in the corporate and education sectors, opening doors at the highest level, while using their strategic insight to support our media endeavours.”
Chairman & Founder of a Health Tech Company

“Karina knows everyone.”Dame Fiona Woolf, former Lord Mayor of the City of London

“Robinson Hambro’s Chairman Advisory Service is priceless. Karina Robinson has a deep understanding of business and a vast array of contacts both in the British-American and the Spanish-Latin American cultures, to a degree very few people ever reach. She has experience, knowledge, intuition and a refreshing ability to explore new avenues and to think out of the box.”
Carles Casajuana, former Spanish Ambassador to the UK and currently Senior Advisor to a private investment group operating in 76 countries

“Finding an organization which understands the needs of a Board and its Chairperson is very difficult. Finding such an organization or person who also understands global issues but within the UK network is nearly impossible. Robinson Hambro fills that void.”
Michael Baer, Chairman of Baer Capital Partners (Switzerland & Dubai)

“I have worked with Karina at Robinson Hambro for a number of years and have been struck by her ability to work across a huge variety of cultures, from the biggest multinationals to family businesses and ‘third sector’ clients. That breadth of experience is very valuable to us at C.Hoare because it means she can ‘join the dots’ and give us thoughtful, tailored advice which leads to long term benefits for us.”
Jeremy Marshall, former Chief Executive, Hoare & Co.



“Robinson Hambro found a wonderful trustee for our cancer charity. We needed a City figure with a strong interest in cancer and a good knowledge of corporate governance. RH found us a bank CEO with just that profile. The process was smooth and simple.”
Allyson Kaye, Chair of Ovarian Cancer Action

“Thank you very much for addressing the SynERGY group last week – it was a big hit! Everyone really enjoyed the talk which people found honest, funny and refreshingly human and realistic. I think you have sparked not only a wave of “Lean In” purchases and/or donations but also of investigations into how to join a board!”
Alexandra Perricone, Co-Chair of SynErgy, the Sanford Bernstein Women’s Network

“I have recently gone through a career transition, having been with a financial services firm for almost 25 years. Karina’s advice in this process was invaluable and I could not recommend her more highly!
Karina has very impressive contacts across many different professional sectors. She has provided me with very useful and insightful introductions which proved tremendously helpful in my search for a new professional role. She kept me inspired and pro-active throughout the six-month process. I particularly value Karina’s strong judgment and her discretion – I would not hesitate to turn to her for any advice.”
Global COO of a $45bn firm

“Karina has been an amazing mentor. She is warm and encouraging, whilst at the same time challenging and probing, enabling me to safely and openly overcome obstacles and ultimately to achieve my goals. Our sessions began four months after I became a CEO and she has supported me in the restructuring and re-launching of the organisation I took over. She has been incredibly liberal with her network and is always looking for ways to help me and my organisation. In many ways, she is fulfilling the chairman’s role. I continue to benefit immensely from our interactions and most importantly I enjoy them. I would thoroughly recommend her.”
CEO of a financial services charity

“Once again we have had a very smooth and efficient recruiting process for a Non-Executive Director for Berry Gardens. Robinson Hambro found us a strong short list and we have recruited an excellent candidate. This is the 2nd such recruiting process and from spring 2014 all of our NEDs will have been recruited via Karina and her team. We would have no hesitation in highly recommending Robinson Hambro for an assignment in any sector.”
Robin Walker, Chairman of the Nominations Committee for Berry Gardens, a £240m soft fruit producer

“Robinson Hambro showed that they truly have global reach in completing this challenging project in Mexico. They found us an exceptional candidate for our Global Advisory Board in record time and followed it up with another outstanding and successful search for us. I cannot recommend them highly enough.”
Executive Chairman of a listed bank

"Robinson Hambro’s insights and vast network of industry contacts were invaluable when transitioning from a senior executive to a portfolio career."
COO of a FTSE 100 company