With a deep industry knowledge of our specific sectors, we are able to provide clients with tailored executive talent advice.

Executive Assessment

Our Executive Assessment service is designed for businesses who need to manage their people risk by understanding more about what makes individuals and teams tick. Our Executive Assessment Consultants make it easier for CEO’s, Boards and Chairman to get a clear picture of their executives’ strengths, weaknesses and development opportunities – and to then get the best out of them. Our approach involves going far deeper than the interview process. Find out more.

Executive Search

Our Executive Search service supports businesses who need to hire the best senior executives available “In the Market”. We are about finding the best person for a critical role- not delivering mediocre “On the Market” solutions or just simply a bottom on a seat. Using Moorlands means you get a result that you could not get elsewhere. Find out more.

Executive Research

Our Executive Research service supports businesses who need to identify key talent issues impacting upon their business. If you find yourself asking these or similar questions then our research business can help you. Executive Research is at the core of everything we do. Every individual within our business is trained in the latest research methodologies ensuring they understand the core of our business. Their experience spans different industries and they possess a profound knowledge of the industry sectors Moorlands Human Capital serves. Find out more.

Interim Management

Our Interim Management service is designed for businesses who need to hire the best senior executives available on a short term basis. This might be for a day, week, month or year. It might be to supplement your existing team, it might be to work on a new project that you don’t have the expertise in-house to handle, it might be as maternity cover or it might be you need to bridge the gap between an executive leaving and finding a permanent hire. Find out more.

Leadership Development

Our Executive Assessment service is designed for businesses and individuals who want to develop the skills required to be a successful leader in today’s ever changing business environment. The demands on Chairmen and Boards are constantly changing. Increasing scrutiny and higher expectations from regulators and wider coverage in the media means that the pressure to make the right decisions at the right time in the right manner continues to grow. Governance and compliance remain significant issues that Boards must address, however, many Boards neglect behavioural and relationship issues that shape board dynamics and drive board and business performance. It is essential that Boards have the right skills, competencies, relationship and leadership behaviours to guide the business. Find out more.

See how we have helped companies find the right candidate for them

Meet the team that will make it work for you

Paul Battye

Chief Executive

Paul Battye is Founding Chief Executive of Moorlands Human Capital. Paul specialises in senior executive and non-executive appointments and has a wealth of experience advising organisations from start-ups through to FTSE 100 businesses on how to attract, retain and develop the best executive, non-executive and senior managers. His projects include team and individual capability evaluations, leadership and succession mandates and building teams across Europe and the UK. Paul has worked with some of the world’s largest institutional investors in helping them find, attract and retain the best talent. Paul splits his time between our London & Manchester offices.

Robert Branagh

Non-Executive Director

Robert Branagh is a Non-Executive Director of Moorlands Human Capital. Robert is an experienced general manager who has set up, managed and grown several businesses over the last 25 years. With a wealth of senior management experience in audit, consultancy, pensions administration, operational management, sales and marketing, he is a NED to several SME’s and Chairman at two of the largest UK pension schemes. Robert is a sought-after speaker and contributor to the financial press. Primarily based in the South East of England, Robert is the current President of the Pensions Management Institute.

Steve Delo

Non-Executive Director

Steve Delo is a Non-Executive Director of Moorlands Human Capital. A prominent finance sector entrepreneur, Steve has built successful businesses across asset management, consulting and pensions. As current Chief Executive of leading independent trustee firm, PAN Governance, he is chair of trustees for several prominent UK pension funds. He has been named one of the 50 most influential people working in pensions today. Steve is widely quoted in the finance press and, in his career, has won three major awards – Business Presenter of the Year, Pensions Personality of the Year and Independent Trustee of the Year.

Vince Linnane


Vince Linnane is Chairman of Moorlands Human Capital. Previously he was Chief Executive of the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) for a decade between 2006 and 2016. He worked at PMI from 1984 and previous posts included Head of Product Development and Head of Communications and Events. Vince has a BA (Hons) from Newcastle University in English and History. Recent achievements included winning the 2016 “Professional Pensions” Lifetime Achievement Award and the “Pensions Age” Pensions Personality of the Year Award. Vince was included in the most 50 influential people in UK pensions by “Pensions Insight” for 2012-15.

Our search process

Our Search Process