Nigel Fortnum

Nigel Fortnum


Having worked right across the UK, including six years in London, Nigel has been a part of the executive search industry since 1994. Born in rural Galloway, where his home remains, his earlier commercial career brought 18 years in Agribusiness, working with some of the leading names of Agrichemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Animal Nutrition, and now provides executives search for clients within this sector. Since helping to found Aspen in 2012, Nigel has developed a specialist niche in Housing, where Aspen has earned a respected market-leading position.

Outside of work, he is a Board Member with Ancho Housing Association, which is a member of the Cairn Group. This enables Nigel to understand what it takes to run an RSL from the inside. He is also asked to provide insight on succession planning and attracting talent to the sector by the SFHA where he is a highly active Associate Member. In addition, Nigel is a mentor with RBS Entrepreneurs and also with Adopt an Intern – which helps develop and grow the next generation of business leaders.

Nigel Fortnum’s enthusiasm, understanding of our needs and insight into the market ensured two successful appointments into business critical roles and a field of strong candidates to choose from.”

Julia Mulloy – Scottish Borders Housing Association Chief Executive