Norman Broadbent Continues Expansion

Norman Broadbent Group adds Dr. Paul Aldrich

August 11, 2017 – U.K.-headquartered Norman Broadbent Group has further expanded its executive search practice with the addition of Dr. Paul Aldrich as managing director, financial services.

Tim Hammett, managing partner of Norman Broadbent Executive Search, said Dr. Aldrich brings a combination of talents that will serve the firm and its clients well. “Paul has a huge amount of experience working with both long established corporations and fast-growth businesses in the financial services space worldwide,” he said. “What’s more, his creative approach to solving a client’s problems fits with our solutions-driven approach. Paul instinctively saw how our portfolio of talent services can help clients meet their increasingly complex people challenges.”

Experienced Recruiter

Dr. Aldrich’s brings two decades of search experience to his new job, having worked for boutiques as well as large global firms. He has covered banking, asset and wealth management and insurance across EMEA, APAC and the U.S. Dr. Aldrich has also led searches for executives to run significant business divisions as well as executive management in risk, compliance, audit, finance, human resource management and technology, in which he has examined the talent impact of emergent technology and the future of work.

In addition to executing executive search mandates, Mr. Aldrich has undertaken consulting work around various aspects of roles and organizational design in talent management. He earned a doctorate in business from Durham University, with a focus on talent portfolio management/ people risk.

Norman Broadbent is a human capital consulting firm which provides a broad range of people solutions. Its specialties include board and executive search, board assessment and leadership consulting, interim management, as well as coaching and mentoring services.


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Use of Funding Capital

This appointment follows a £2.3 million funding round undertaken late year. The company’s senior leadership team now comprises heads of executive search, board search, senior interim management, insight and talent solutions, all of whom report to Mike Brennan, group chief executive officer.

The funding has led to a wave of growth. This past spring Norman Broadbent added five new members to its team. Neil Pilkington joined the firm’s TMT & digital practice to specialize in the CTO/ CIO market. During his 20 year search career, Mr. Pilkington has handled assignments across insurance, construction, FMCG, retail, infrastructure, biotech, supply chain/logistics, retail financial services, transport and the public sector. Previously, he was a principal consultant with Harvey Nash.

Jonathan Stringer joined Norman Broadbent interim management as a director specializing in the finance function. During his 18-year career, Mr. Stringer has delivered multiple interim assignments across a broad range of industries globally. Most recently, he was an associate partner with Eton Bridge.

Andy Haldenby also joined the firm’s interim management in a business development role, working closely with the team and wider business to help identify new interim assignments. Over the past 20 years, Mr. Haldenby has built and run executive recruitment teams working with clients across the public and private sectors. He formerly served as a regional director with Hudson Global.

Tony Vickers joined Norman Broadbent Solutions as its retail and consumer head of practice. During his 15-year search career, Mr. Vickers has worked on behalf of numerous established and high-growth retail brands across all key disciplines at the mid- to senior-level and has a particular expertise in fashion and luxury brands. He previously served as senior executive search consultant with Carmichael Fisher.

Phillippa Dunlop, meanwhile, joined Norman Broadbent’s Research & Insight team, and will support the firm’s expanding TMT and digital practice. During the course of her 17-year career in research and search, Ms. Dunlop has delivered multiple executive search assignments for a range of clients, from large corporates through to smaller entrepreneurial businesses.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Will Schatz, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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