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Chris Arnold

Associate Director | Executive Search & Advisory
Consumer, CEO & Executive
Office: London

Over a 20+ year career in executive search, Chris has built an extensive global network and knowledge base within Consumer Goods. Through his relationships at C-level, across Household Goods and the Home Environment, Chris provides unique counsel and strategic support to executive teams going through periods of growth and transformation.

Following an early-stage career in FMCG and Retail, Chris’ recruitment career can be viewed as having four stages: helping large corporates like Unilever & HSBC implement ERP systems; appointing fund managers and investment analysts into Hedge Funds; back to large corporates with a focus on mid to senior appointments in Global Supply Chain & Procurement; and now to board level executive search for Consumer Product companies.

Assignments you will often find Chris working on are board member appointments to the C-Suite, as well as Managing Director, Finance Director, Commercial Director, and Supply Chain Director appointments at group, market, or divisional levels.

Chris holds a BSc from Newcastle University majoring in Psychology and Economics.

  • The Nigel Wright team is effective, committed and professional. From the guidance they provide me with to the way they conducted the interviews and the process, everything has been excellent. It was a great experience working with them. Special thanks to Chris for his kind approach and assistance.

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  • My experience with Nigel Wright has been excellent. Chris Arnold has been great to work with throughout the process. He is responsive, thorough, and works earnestly with both clients and candidates to ensure the process runs as smoothly as possible. I would definitely work with Chris and Nigel Wright again.

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  • Chris provided the highest quality service and through his extensive network was able to match me with the right position within a prestigious company.

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  • The background, insight, and preparation for discussions that I have received has been the best I have experienced.

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  • Excellent relationship management. Great advice and communications throughout the whole process.

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  • Very high level of involvement and professionalism, attention to detail and proactive approach.

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  • The Nigel Wright team was extraordinary to work with from my first pre-qualification discussion which enabled my preparation and due diligence to take place with focus on the areas that resonated with the client. I love that I was challenged, supported and coached through the process. I can't thank the team enough. Thank you.

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  • Chris Arnold was great to work with. The opportunity presented was challenging for many reasons, and although in the end we could not come to terms, it was not related to the efforts made by him. I felt very well prepared for all interactions with the prospective employer and would clearly choose to work with him again given the opportunity.

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  • Very professional, clear, easy to reach, open and transparent. Is more than 100% committed to the candidate!

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  • Knowledgeable and realistic discussions that assisted in conversations with the client.

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  • To date, I have received carefully considered advice and good information about appropriate roles. My details have been shared across the group so that all relevant opportunities are covered. I am happy with the service I have received to date and am hopeful of securing my next role though NW in the near future.

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  • The whole process, from first contact to final steps, were handled professionally and with great attitude. I felt well prepared and informed of the situation and have been able to be open about my needs.

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  • Very professional, schedule prepared, and feedback time around interviews, easy to reach, strong communication.

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  • Chris has done a great job of both guiding me through the recruitment process and keeping me informed with relevant updates and feedback from the client.

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  • One of the best recruiting firms I have had contact with so far.

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  • Very knowledgeable of the job specifications. Job collateral provided was well perceived.

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