About Us

Novare is an Executive Search firm founded in 2014 by Directors Mike Waldron and Simon Griffiths. The business is owned and operated in its entirety by Simon and Mike, which ensures the highest standards of quality, discretion and professionalism. We adopt a partnership approach, working only with a select, carefully chosen group of elite clients who are the leaders in their respective fields.

Our unique model is driven by the need to offer our clients, and the individuals we represent, the highest levels of discretion and confidentiality possible. When working with Novare you will work only with the company founders.


The name ‘Novare’ is derived from the Latin word to renew, to innovate and to change. This defines our approach, challenging conventional methods to deliver true value.

Diversity &
Positive Change


The Infrastructure sector provides great opportunity for all it touches from owners and investors, to the supply chain and future generations of users. We must ensure equality of opportunity for all within Infrastructure regardless of their Gender, Race, Disability, Sexuality or Social background. It is critical that companies can select from a diverse pool of talent to develop and maintain competitive advantage. We work with our clients to devise bespoke strategies to help them achieve and surpass ambitious diversity targets, often through making this a formal requirement of the short list.


Beyond the work we do for our clients, we must also look honestly at issues closer to home and what we can do as an organisation to have a positive impact on society. As a business we are continually reducing our carbon footprint through utilisation of fully electric company vehicles, reduction of waste, and limiting business air travel to when strictly necessary. We are passionate about our professional conduct and acting with a level of corporate responsibility that contributes to genuine positive change.

Meet Novaré


Simon has over 15 years experience of Executive Search within Infrastructure & Energy. He has delivered engagements for leading organisations globally, including Advisors, Owners and Investors. His expertise covers Funding & Finance, Capital Project Delivery and Asset Management. Simon contributed to the development of his global acumen by spending 3 years as an expat living and working in the Middle East.

Outside of work, Simon is a keen Manchester United fan. He is passionate about fitness, and is an avid gym goer and accomplished 5km runner. He enjoys following the financial markets, with a particular interest in sustainable investing. In his spare time he is teaching himself to play the piano.


Mike has over 15 years of experience working with Advisors and Investors. He has conducted global searches for major Infrastructure and Energy clients with a primary focus on Europe, Middle East, The Americas and Oceania. He is whole life cycle focussed working from funding & financing through to capital project delivery and dispute resolution. Mike earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business & Management Studies.

Mike is a doting blues guitar player taking influence from Eric Clapton, BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and many others. When he is not playing the guitar or in the studio Mike can be found in the kitchen, the gym or agonising over a game of Chess.