November 8, 2009 – Boyden U.K. has added Simon Bailey as partner to lead the firm’s U.K. finance [CFO] practice. Mr. Bailey has extensive experience in executive search specializing in finance including board appointments, non-executive directors and senior executive positions, with particular expertise in CFO assignments. He has worked across a range of sectors including retail, leisure, services, industrial, consumer and infrastructure companies spanning private and quoted businesses. Mr. Bailey was previously with London-based boutique firm Oxygen. Prior to that, he served as partner with Norman Broadbent and spent six years as a partner at Whitehead Mann. At Whitehead Mann, he was a member of the firm’s industrial and support services practice and then headed the firm's CFO practice. “Simon Bailey brings a fresh and engaging presence to the London office. His track record in senior financial appointments together with his tenacity and commitment to delivering a first class service to clients and his network around the CFO fraternity, will make Boyden a leading player in this market.” said John Ellis, managing partner of the London office of Boyden. Founded in 1946, Boyden is an executive search firm with more than 70 offices in 40 countries.