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Are you looking for qualified directors and senior professionals at board or management level? Do you also seek a dedicated partner and advisor to assist you with your recruitment efforts? Then talk to us. DUX is your dedicated and personal executive search partner, connecting you with qualified executive candidates who are committed to making a positive difference in society through social impact.

Driven executives who make a difference

DUX has been mediating executive roles in the non-profit sector for over 20 years: executives, directors, managers, or senior specialists. We find experienced, driven executives and professionals who believe in combining a broad perspective on social issues with the ability to lead complex organizations and diverse teams. DUX’s clients  are predominantly (international) charitable organizationsNGOs, foundations, funds, museums and cultural institutions.


Extensive network

Throughout our many years of experience, we have built up an extensive, high-quality network of directors and regulators within the cultural, NGO, charities and funds sectors. Our database comprises a wide diversity of people: CEOs, board directors from both the political and the business worlds, cultural entrepreneurs, creatives and highly educated professionals. We know many of our candidates personally; we speak to them regularly about their ambitions and their availability. In addition, our extensive network of contacts across various sectors helps us to gain access to even more potentially suitable candidates.

Our consultants are personally committed to, and have a keen interest in, the social sector. They also have a thorough understanding of all the sectors in which DUX operates.

As a result, they have a vast network of contacts, invaluable in-depth knowledge of the different work styles and employee types required, as well as an acute awareness of the fundamental values required for filling each position.

Diverse and inclusive

Diversity, inclusivity, and good governance are at the heart of our company policy and our way of working. We have been recruiting specifically for broad target groups for a number of years, and we have an excellent database of candidates from a diversity of cultural backgrounds. Our pool of eligible candidates is also evenly balanced in terms of gender, age, and national and international representation. We cast our net as wide as possible in an effort to find the best candidate. We measure all candidates against the same standard, based on a selection criteria developed in collaboration with you.

Personal engagement

Mediation via DUX means genuine, personal attention. We look at what best suits your organization and the candidate, and we are only satisfied once we have found the ideal candidate for you. We virtually always succeed, thanks to our many years of experience, our ability to evaluate people in terms of their motivations, actions and goals, and to our extensive network of contacts. We are diligent in our work, produce expert analyses and have in-depth knowledge of the sector. We collaborate with you throughout the entire process, providing assistance, advice and guidance. We stay in regular contact with you and the candidate so as to ensure success for both parties.

Our approach

We keep the recruitment process objective and transparent for all stakeholders. Our search is aimed at finding the candidate who, in terms of skills, experience, personality and ambition, offers the best match for each position. We consider all options critically and creatively with you, the client. We treat our candidates with the utmost consideration, even those who ultimately do not qualify for the intended position. We uphold high standards of confidentiality and integrity in our dealings with our candidates and clients and comply with all personal data protection requirements imposed by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

We oversee the selection procedure and the application committee and make sure that the process is handled meticulously and transparently. We provide advice regarding the job profile and the recruitment procedure. We act as a trustworthy and committed advisor to both the client and the candidate.



Our team

For each assignment, we put together a team that is tailored to your type of organization and to your specific requirements.  As a result, our team is always composed of experienced consultants who know your sector and speak its  ‘language’ and who are skilled at implementing the most effective and innovative recruitment tools and techniques. You will also have a designated contact person who will coordinate and supervise each step of the process.

Part of the OnlyHuman and UMON Group

We have been a part of the OnlyHuman/UMON Group since 2019. As a result of this collaboration, we have access to additional search expertise and can employ the latest strategies and techniques in recruitment.


Would you like to know more about permanent capacity at strategic and management level?

Contact us to discuss the possibilities.

Consultant Esther Driessen +31 (0) 70 7 622 622
Consultant Victorine van Manen +31 (0) 70 7 622 622
Consultant Suzette de Ferrante +31 (0) 70 7 622 622
Consultant Annemijn de Lavieter +31 (0) 70 7 622 622
Founding Partner Karin Doeksen +31 (0) 70 7 622 622
Partner/Director Jitteke Runia +31 (0)6 54 38 36 96

Would you like to know more?

Would you like to know more about permanent capacity at strategic and management level? Call one of our consultants or send us an email.

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Successful placement

Irene Pronk, director | Leidse Schouwburg Stadsgehoorzaal

Clients: Erna Kortlang and Ruben Maes, members of the Supervisory Board

As clients, Erna Kortlang and Ruben Maes (members of the Supervisory Board of the Leidse Schouwburg Stadsgehoorzaal) were very pleased with the process surrounding the recruitment of a new director.

“We had an extremely enjoyable and constructive time working with consultants Victorine van Manen and Suzette de Ferrante.”

The guidance was professional, meticulous, goal-oriented and personal.

“The communication went really well and was satisfying, and considerable attention was also devoted to the involvement of the management and the works council of LSSGZ.”

Read the detailed testimonies of Erna and Ruben on the References page.
Also read the testimony from Irene Pronk , the new director of the Leidse Schouwburg – Stadsgehoorzaal.