Head of Search

Sarah Palmer

Sarah is Altair’s Head of Search. With over twenty years’ experience as a senior search and recruitment specialist, she leads on executive and non-executive appointments across all professional disciplines within housing, development, regeneration, and asset management.


Executive search and selection, senior-level interim placements, executive coaching and CV writing.

About Sarah

At Altair she has successfully recruited to almost 250 executive and non-executive senior positions. She has also filled over 75 interim management positions, working with a wide variety of organisations across the housing sector.

Prior to becoming a recruitment and search consultant, Sarah worked in the local government sector and has a professional background in diversity, HR and communications.

Recent Altair Assigments

Recent projects that Sarah has been involved in include:

  • Chief Executives: Bracknell Forest Homes, Hastoe, Gateway, Manningham HA, B3Living, Paradigm, Wellingborough Homes, Hornsey Housing Trust and Eastbourne Homes
  • Chairs: Thrive Homes, Estuary HA, Westward, Homes for Haringey, Teign Housing, Black Country Housing Group and Yarlington
  • Board members: Swan Housing Group, Riverside Housing Group, Local Space, Asra HG, Network Housing Group, Teign Housing, North Devon Homes, First Wessex, Thames Valley Housing Association, Thrive Homes, Yorkshire Housing and Origin.


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