Who we are | Who we are – Cayhill Partners

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Who we are

Dee Cayhill, Director

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Dee is an expert in both corporate affairs as well as in executive search. She spent almost two decades running large, multi-national communications, media relations and public affairs teams, followed by eight years as a specialist communications executive search director. Formerly Vice President Global Communications for InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG plc), her earlier career was spent in a series of international corporate communications posts in both private and publicly listed organisations.  Her career began in the business-to-business PR consultancy world.  Dee has extensive international experience having lived and or worked in Singapore, Belgium, Malta, Cyprus, Germany and the USA. Used to working with a wide range of different cultures, she has managed large international communications teams across some 100 countries around the globe. Dee leads on all executive searches. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR).

Pippa Isbell, Coaching Partner

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Pippa is an associate executive coach who can provide bespoke coaching for our clients or their senior teams. She is an experienced coach who brings a strong business background to bear on her coaching. She has a Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching awarded by the Academy of Executive Coaching and is certified to implement the leadership development and coaching tools EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360, which focus on Emotional Intelligence at work. Pippa had a distinguished career of her own in corporate communications and investor and public relations, most recently running an international PR and digital business and formerly as Vice President, Corporate Communications for a NYSE quoted leisure business; having started, built and sold her own highly successful travel and leisure specialist public relations consultancy.

An extensive network and a deep understanding of the client's needs are what makes a successful search, and Dee has that in spades. Her vast experience in the communications and corporate affairs space - coupled with her patient diplomacy - make her an excellent adviser and always a pleasure to work with.

Christine McGourty, Chief Corporate Affairs Director, Laird plc