We believe we are a search firm with a difference. We have all been trained and spent substantial periods in the global, top tier search firms, thus ensuring a rigorous, classic search process combined with the personal service which a boutique can provide.

Our business has been built on a reputation for honesty, loyalty and discretion. Our philosophy is that business success is driven by the right combination of talented people doing the jobs they are best suited to.  Good cultural fit is crucial.

Tinks Turner, Managing Director  
M: +44 (0)7949 269927 

Founded Cornforth Consulting in 2012, prior to focussing on investment trust search she was Partner and Head of Financial Services at Hanson Green for 13 years.  Tinks now has over 35 years’ executive search experience, the majority specialising in investment management including alternative assets eg. real estate.  She began her career as a generalist at GKR/Whitehead Mann, moving into the Financial Services practice in 1990.  In 1995, she joined the Consulting Group as Head of Investment before joining Hanson Green.  She is a graduate in Law and Psychology.

Luisa Burke, Director  
M: +44 (0)7801 833441

Joined Cornforth Consulting in 2016 to specialise in investment trust search.  Luisa has over 13 years’ executive search experience, previously focussing on investment banking, credit and capital markets, with Euromarket Trading Consultants, Norman Broadbent and Hanson Green.  She began her career with Salomon Brothers as a Japanese government bond trader and in debt syndicate.  Luisa is a fluent Spanish speaker.

Charlotte Watkinson, Senior Research Associate
  T: +44 (0)1432 355984

Joined Cornforth in 2014 to focus on research in investment trusts.  Charlotte has over 25 years’ experience of executive and non executive research within a broad range of sectors including financial services, board practice and industrial.  During her earlier career she was a Senior Research Associate with GKR/Whitehead Mann within the Industrial Practice.  Before taking up her current role she was a generalist freelance researcher working across all sectors including investment management and real estate.  She is a graduate in Mathematical Statistics and Operational Research.

Sarah D’Cruz, Office Manager  
M: +44 (0)7890 447421

Joined Cornforth Consulting in 2017 and is responsible for all administrative matters.  Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in executive search covering financial services, including investment management, real estate and international retail in administrative, research and consultancy roles.  She has a first class honours degree in English.