Principal Connections - executive search is Ireland's leading executive search and board advisory firm, and is part of Agilium Worldwide LLC, ranked one of the world’s top global executive search groups.
We partner with large multinational corporations, small-to-medium enterprises, start-up and family-owned businesses, not-for-profit, semi-state and public-sector bodies in the delivery of executive search / international headhunting, CEO recruitment, interim management and board search services in addition to a comprehensive suite of leadership consulting solutions.
Through our vast experience we understand that every client challenge and context is unique. The services we offer are therefore tailored to the individual needs of every client, offering a customised solution to even the most complex human capital challenges.
THE LATEST EXECUTIVE & BOARD APPOINTMENTS Principal Connections - executive search issues a circular synopsising the latest Senior, Executive and Board Appointments that have been announced for the preceding weeks across Ireland, the UK and sometimes further afield.
CEO & Board Report
IRISH BUSINESS PRIORITISING GENDER BALANCE AT BOARD LEVEL The fourth report of the Balance for Better Business Review Group shows that Irish businesses have made important progress in achieving gender balance at Board level within the past year in Ireland. The report recently launched on Monday December 13th, 2021 by the Tánaiste and Minister for […]
TOP 40 GLOBAL SEARCH FIRMS 17th May 2022 - Dublin, Ireland. Market research firm and single source information provider to the human capital sector, Hunt Scanlon, has once again named Agilium Worldwide Executive Search Group, of which Principal Connections is the Irish & UK Office, as part of its 2022 Top 40 Global Executive Search Firms. […]
CEO & Board Report
CEO & Board Directors Consensus 2021: The Board Director of Today Principal Connections’ CEO and Board Search Practice has helped many of the most successful organisations across Ireland build their boards and senior leadership teams. As we continue to navigate the global public health emergency as well as Brexit and new trade deal arrangements, the […]
CEO Succession: 'Finding a new CEO who’s ready to deal with tomorrow’s challenges.' Perhaps no single decision has a more substantial impact on the future of a company than the selection of a new Chief Executive. Choosing a CEO is possibly the most significant decision a board can make. While certain circumstances may deem the […]
No company traded on the Euronext Dublin markets should have an all-male board by the end of this year. This is just one of the targets set by a new Government-commissioned report on gender balance in Irish businesses according to Dublin executive search firm, Principal Connections. The report also says one-third of directors at the […]
Pat O’Donnell, Managing Partner of Principal Connections, shares his insights to achieve diversity in the boardroom. There are few companies and board rooms where the subject of diversity has not been the focus of debate or at least discussion in recent years. From its close connotations with gender, ethnicity, age among other familiar categories, over […]
HR Directors Report
HR Directors Consensus 2023: The shape of the HR Director role At Principal Connections, we partner with many of Ireland’s most Senior HR Directors seeking to appoint the best leadership talent at home and from abroad. Moreover, such HR Executives regularly refer to us in striving to achieve their own individual career goals. In our […]
IRISH BOARDS MAKING GENDER BALANCE PROGRESS The fifth annual report of the Balance for Better Business Review Group, published today (November 21st 2022), reveals that Irish businesses have made significant progress in achieving gender balance at Board level over the past year. The report was launched by Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment […]
NEW PARTNER ANNOUNCEMENT Dublin, Ireland, October 25, 2022 – Principal Connections — executive search, part of Agilium Worldwide LLC, has announced the appointment of Mark Middleton to Partner. Mr. Middleton joined Principal Connections – executive search in early 2018 as a Practice Leader specialising in high-level executive and senior management appointments from Head of Function […]
NEW EXECUTIVE SEARCH PRACTICE LEADER ANNOUNCEMENT Dublin, Ireland, October 04, 2022 – Principal Connections — executive search, part of Agilium Worldwide LLC, has announced the appointment of Eilish Devine as Practice Leader - Executive Search. Having initiated her career in the human capital management industry in 2006, Ms. Devine will focus her time on Board, […]
NEW PARTNER ANNOUNCEMENT September 06th, 2022 - Principal Connections - executive search, part of Agilium Worldwide LLC, one of the world’s top global executive search firms, has announced the appointment of Darren McCabe to Partner. Mr. McCabe joined Principal Connections – executive search in early 2017 as a Practice Leader and during his time has […]
Leaders Talent Report
Leaders Talent Report 2021: A Report for Ireland's Senior Executives As featured in the Sunday Independent 25th April 2021 At Principal Connections, we partner with many of Ireland’s most noteworthy senior executive teams and boards to appoint the best leadership talent from the local as well as the international market. The allocation of financial capital […]
PRINCIPAL CONNECTIONS TAKES "BEST EXECUTIVE SEARCH FIRM" Dublin, Ireland, February 01st 2021 -- The ninth Chambers Ireland National InBUSINESS Recognition Awards, took place on the later date this year, of Friday last, January 29th 2021. With Ireland now well into its third lockdown, a prestigious list of Irish businesses attended the awards which were streamed […]