About Heather

Heather Ring is a partner and not-for-profit practice leader, who has been a member of the Caldwell team for more than 30 years. Her extensive professional practice encompasses all aspects of executive search and board search in both the not-for-profit and private sectors. In the not-for-profit sector, she focuses primarily on leadership roles in independent and post-secondary education, arts and culture, social services, foundations, associations, healthcare, and government agencies.

Widely regarded as an excellent communicator and listener, Heather approaches her work with focus and attention to detail. She has been instrumental in the development of Caldwell’s executive search methodology and supporting technology.


Heather joined Caldwell in 1985 from Dean Witter Reynolds (now Morgan Stanley).


A graduate of Western University, Heather served eight years on the board of The Arthritis Society (Ontario), including three years as Chair. She is a Governors’ Council member of The Shaw Festival and a Playwright’s Circle member of the Stratford Festival. Heather is a member of the Human Resources Professionals Association.

Recent Feedback

Heather has an uncanny ability to understand and synthesize what the disparate voices of senior staff and board members are saying they want in their next CEO. Being given the chance to hone in on what you find most important is a rare gift. You feel her commitment to your success in every email and every meeting.” – Noreen Taylor, Board Chair, SE Health

“Professional, thoughtful and timely partnership with the Caldwell team led to a very successful CEO selection process and result. Heather and Adam were excellent listeners and used their extensive experience to guide us and their deep contacts to bring us impressive candidates for consideration.” – David Guscott, Chair, Governance & HR Committee, Technical Safety BC

Unparalleled customer care, professionalism and people placement – for culture and competency. What more can you ask? Heather Ring is among the best in the biz, with strategy and smile, barely showing a bead of sweat.” – CEO, Greater Toronto region not-for-profit organization

“We received very professional, great service. We were led and guided through the recruitment process well, challenged when we needed it, provided guidance as appropriate but also let us work through the process as a team. Most importantly Kelly and Heather provided us a great pool of candidates.” – Chair, CURIE (Canadian Universities Reciprocal Insurance Exchange)

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