As a business, we are deeply embedded in our sector. Our relationships with key stakeholders and our reputation for discretion mean we are ideally positioned to find the talented people you need to turn your business vision and strategy into reality.


You should never underestimate the power of the six degrees of separation – the theory that suggests everyone in the world is only six introductions away from each other. Of course, in practice, some people are more connected than others and it is the ‘very connected’ who make the introductions and give the theory value. Utility People is one such very connected entity, with a significant network of senior executives in the energy, water and utilities industries.

We listen and deliver

Our executive search division has grown organically due to the dramatic success we have had in finding the best executive talent to fill top roles in the industry. Beating more established search firms, we have won prestigious industry briefs, with customers preferring our in-depth understanding of the technical, cultural and industry-specific challenges they are facing. We understand their unique requirements, they recognise the breadth of our knowledge and our network of stakeholders and together we have achieved a 100% success rate to date for our customers.


Lisa has worked in executive search for market-leading organisations since 2005, joining Utility People to head and develop its executive search function in 2012. Lisa has worked extensively in telecoms, energy, water and regulation, building up a high quality network of senior professionals and rising stars from all these sectors.

She has an enviable reputation for the identification and attraction of the hardest-to-find senior executives. Her earlier career as PA to top level FTSE 100 directors gave her the board level communication skills needed to deliver the exceptional service her clients receive. With a wide range of contacts, Lisa has built valuable long-term relationships with both clients and candidates.

Lisa’s outstanding 100% success rate is the result of using her network, her long-term relationships and managing the executive search process from inception to completion, selectively presenting high calibre candidates who match the requirements not only in terms of experience and ability but also cultural fit.

“Lisa quickly ascertained our requirements and found great candidates whom she interviewed and short listed for us.  Our main challenge was selecting from the wonderful candidates we interviewed.  The successful candidate was very happy with the process, Lisa’s style, information provided and the end result.” – CEO, iSupply

“Lisa is a highly competent search professional with a huge amount of energy and passion. She endlessly strives for the best outcome for her clients, being 100% committed to ensuring the right fit for the recruiter and candidate. Lisa’s communication style easily gives confidence that you’re being well represented, and she is dedicated to keeping everyone updated at all stages – no matter how small the update may be. Lisa’s flexible approach means she always puts the candidate first, accommodating hectic schedules, making which the recruitment process far easier. I have no hesitation in recommending Lisa for a major search project from a candidate’s perspective if your business is looking to ensure absolutely the best possible experience for anyone considering a role within your business. She will absolutely succeed in carefully matching the right individual and will not compromise until that perfect match is found” – Director of Sales and Marketing