Thank you very much for all your help on the Director of the Royal Ballet search, and all our searches. We are in a really good place and your help was seminal. It’s been good working with you.

Tony Hall, Former Chief Executive, Royal Opera House

I was very impressed by your grasp of our condition and further impressed by your excellent, diplomatic and wise report – issues and practical solutions need to be carefully conveyed and you did it wonderfully.

Brian Hall, Director, Theatre Projects Consultants

The candidates you sourced for us were top notch. We will definitely bear you in mind in future for our other international appointments.

Theresa Yeo, Human Resources Director, Esplanade Arts Centre, Singapore

So many fresh faces. It’s so exciting! You’ve been a big part of that – I think your influence has definitely changed the arts scene in the UK for the better!

William Galinsky, Director Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Heather’s work for the National Theatre of Wales for our first Artistic Director was exemplary. Her grasp of the brief, her knowledge of potential candidates and her sensitive management of the entire process were all hugely impressive. We were delivered a shortlist of exciting range and strength. We chose the wonderful John McGrath whose talent and development have been closely tracked by Heather for a number of years. That is the awareness and quality of relationship that she brings to the table. She is also extremely easy to work with. NTW is immensely grateful to her.

Phil George, Chairman, National Theatre of Wales

This is to underline my profuse thanks to you for all that you did to secure such an excellent appointment for WNO. I cannot thank you enough. It has been a thoroughly positive experience. I was struck by your immediate insight into the company’s requirements when we first spoke and you have shown just as much insight into the many applicants that we considered and met during the process. That input has been of immense assistance to the selection panel and was obviously crucial in the final stages. Thanks for the great care and attention that you gave it.

Geraint Talfan Davies, Chairman, Welsh National Opera

Meeting you has been a delight, and you provided us with a varied and talented candidate list.  In retrospect I realise how delicately you have handled some potentially tricky moments!

Isobel Gatwood, Chairman The Mayflower Theatre

I just wanted to say thanks for all the work you’ve done and the fabulous quality of the candidates that you’re sending our way (and you can quote me ;-)!

Jaki Ellenby, VP Marketing Touring Shows Europe, Cirque du Soleil

On behalf of the Edinburgh International Festival I wanted to thank you for your advice and support throughout the recruitment process (for the Festival Director) that has produced such a successful outcome. What pleased us is that you were able to achieve a broad international response across all art forms giving the Selection Panel very interesting long and short lists and the opportunity for a real choice.

Ewan Brown, Deputy Chairman, Edinburgh International Festival

Heather did an absolutely outstanding job in identifying an excellent long list of potential CEOs for the Orchestra. We were hoping for a list of candidates drawn from the best around the world, the fact that the short list included people from Norway, UK, USA as well as Australia illustrates this was delivered.

Michael Ullmer, Deputy Chairman, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Heather was very professional, discreet, honest and did not embellish the facts.  Her contacts were excellent.  She had a quick firm grasp and understanding of the tasks of the job, was very flexible and hard working.  I felt my job was the only one she was working on.

Fran Toms, Head of Cultural Strategy, Manchester City Council

AEM International and Heather Newill were able to understand a very complex internal and market situation and found very qualified candidates for our review.  Their ability to match our needs with those of the final candidate insured we had an executive with us for the long term

Greg Morley, Director, Disneyland Paris