Celerity is a boutique advisory firm
We provide two distinct services:
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First and foremost, Celerity is a senior level Executive Search firm. We identify, engage and help attract outstanding leadership talent into Board and Executive Team positions internationally.


Our philosophy is to restrict our client base to minimise conflicts of interest which results in industry leading successful completion rates.


Almost 90% of new instructions come from existing clients, the rest are through referrals or personal recommendation.

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Additionally, Celerity helps clients to unlock the proven commercial benefits of having more women in Board and executive positions. Put simply, we help our clients to strengthen the pipeline of female executive talent.


Our Female Leaders Retreats are designed to work with small groups of women to help them develop the skills, technical ability and confidence to push themselves forward and to achieve unprecedented levels of professional success and fulfilment.

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We work with women in professional services firms to deliver highly personalised Executive Mentoring Programmes for female Directors and Associates who are ambitious to become Partner and to achieve unprecedented success on their own terms.

| CELERITY [suhler-i-tee] noun. swiftness; speed of motion.

About Celerity

Ian Gray

Celerity was set up in 2016 by Ian Gray following a 25 year career as an advisor to some of the world’s best-known companies, private and family owned concerns, and private equity backed ventures.


Ian has helped clients to recruit literally hundreds of leaders in the UK, Europe, Asia, North America and South America. He has assessed countless female and male candidates for Board and senior leadership roles, witnessing first-hand the markedly differing attributes and styles presented by both genders.


Ian’s earlier career was spent in commercial and business development leadership positions with well – known FMCG companies.

Celerity works with people and client organisations whose values reflect our own, as such we accept that Celerity might not be for everybody.


We chose the name Celerity for a reason – its definition is embedded in all that we do. We bring a relentless drive for results, a passion for our clients’ business and the gritty approach to see things through to completion.


Celerity constantly measures completion rates and client satisfaction scores. We are happy to share these statistics and to be judged by our track record.