Per Ardua Names HR / Diversity & Inclusion Practices Leader

December 8, 2016 – London-based financial services search firm Per Ardua Associates has named Sally Talbot as leader of its HR and diversity & inclusion search practices.

In her new role, Ms. Talbot will be responsible for developing Per Ardua’s HR search capability, which delivers executive search services across the entire HR function. She also will be responsible for driving the firm’s diversity & inclusion agenda with a focus on the recruitment of senior female talent.

Ms. Talbot has over 20 years of experience placing HR directors, reward, organization development and talent directors into key positions across a range of sectors, including investment banking, fund management, private equity, hedge funds, insurance and professional services.

Most recently, she was with Aretai Consulting, a specialist human capital consulting firm, where she led the firm’s executive search practice specializing in the appointment of senior HR executives within financial services.

She began her career in executive search by building the HR practice at Armstrong International from 1997 to 2001, both in London and in New York. She then co-founded and was a director of her own boutique HR search firm, Redwood Search, between 2002 and 2008. Prior to this, Ms. Talbot was head of lateral recruitment at Andersen and ran graduate recruitment at Chemical / Chase Manhattan Bank.

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Her hiring follows Per Ardua Associates’ recent appointment of Kate Hammar as leader of its financial services real estate practice. She is responsible for developing the firm’s real estate search capability. Prior to joining Per Ardua, Ms. Hammar was managing director at Sousou Partners, the international real estate search firm, where she spent the last seven years.

Per Ardua Associates, run by chief executive Simon Hearn, is an executive search firm specializing in the financial services sector. It provides a highly focused recruitment service at the board and senior executive level, including market feedback, competitor intelligence surveys and views on organizations.

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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