Board Search & Selection

Board searches for owners, families, nomination committees, & founders. Rachel is agile and has an outstanding ability to engage clients and candidates alike. Her board network is global and built on years of experience and trust. Clients are entrepreneurial, private equity, Corporate, family offices, and NGOs.

Coaching & Mentoring

Coaching up & coming NEDS, entrpreneurs, owners, investors, senior corporate executives making transition to active board work and or private equity, holistic life/career coaching, Women back to work, Women senior executives, mentoring young entrepreneurs.

Board & Executive Assessment

Montagu offers boards in depth assessments using audits, references, interviews, and collaborates with the following highly qualified and carefully selected partners and associates
Board Search  |  Consulting  |  Coaching & Connecting

Rachel Montagu-Pettersen

25 years of building professional services, headhunting, advisory, and consulting in Europe, US and Nordics.

Rachel Montagu coaches leaders, artists, entrepreneurs, professional women with families, up & comings internationally.  She runs board searches on behalf of owners with dedication to quality, results, and often tight deadlines.  Her network is powerful and built upon years of experience and trust. Entrepreneurial, Private Equity, Charities, Family offices, Private and Corporate, and entertainment.


Consulting, coaching and connecting.

Rachel is a Qualified IDP-C International Director in Corporate Governance from INSEAD; She holds a Masters in Business and and Executive MBA from ESCP-EAP, Paris, Master Class in Private Equity from London Business School and is a member of ICF (international coaching federation).

She has successfully built a strong international network in business, politics, entertainment, and supports the charitable work of the Royal Household in the UK. She is a mentor for the Prince's Trust.  Rachel has built her own portfolio of board roles and investments. A valued Ambassador for the Nordics for IDN, INSEAD, Headtalks,  and a trusted advisor to investors on their board composition and succesion planning. A spokesperson for female leadership.  Dedicated to inspiring young talent to reach their full potential. Rachel values integrity, ethics, diversity, and an entrepreneurial spirit. Her mission is to help all her clients reach a best outcome. 

With over 20 years working with in Executive Search and Private Equity she has built an extensive network across the Nordics, UK and internationally. In 2013 she was voted as one of the up & coming most powerful 100 women in Norway.

Ambassador Nordics


Over 20 years of building professional services, headhunting Nordics, Europe, US and Asia-Pacific