About Us

Leathwaite: The world’s leading Executive Search & Leadership Talent specialists for Corporate Functions.

Leathwaite is an award-winning executive search and leadership talent advisory firm, delivering an interconnected range of executive search, executive interim and data & insight services.

Since establishing the business in 1999, Leathwaite has developed key global client partnerships across a range of industry sectors, with the world’s most ambitious and innovative firms. Headquartered in London, Leathwaite has a network of international offices in Los Angeles, Dallas, New York, Zurich and Hong Kong.

The company is guided by one clear purpose, which is ‘To Create Meaningful Change Through Exceptional People’, which drives the internal culture of the business and helps to make Leathwaite a leader within this industry.



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From finding your future leaders and sourcing executive talent to equipping you with boardroom insights that give you an edge, we are committed to helping you create meaningful change. This is underpinned by our culture of distinctiveness, humility and collaboration; local experts with a global outlook to support your long-term growth.

Solutions And Expertise

Leathwaite partners with clients to deliver executive search and leadership talent across a broad spectrum of industry sectors.

Increasingly clients need to gain a global perspective on leadership talent, often hiring from different global locations and industry sectors.

Leathwaite’s global footprint enables it to access a diverse range of talent across the world, ensuring our clients can recruit the very best leaders to meet their strategic needs.

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News Briefings

Leathwaite Expands in London

London-based executive search firm Leathwaite recently expanded with the addition of Heather Barnes as a partner. “We are absolutely thrilled that Heather has chosen to join Leathwaite,” said Richard Buckingham, lead global technology partner. “We have long admired Heather’s impact, presence, and reputation in the technology, digital, and data market, and we look forward to integrating her

Leathwaite Names Co-Leader of Global HR Practice

London-based executive search firm Leathwaite has recently expanded with the addition of Chris Smith. Based in London, he will co-lead Leathwaite’s global HR practice, while also steering and accelerating the firm’s strategy of ongoing diversification outside its core markets of financial & professional services. “We are delighted to welcome Chris to Leathwaite,” said Tom Pemberton, co-head

Leathwaite Expands in New York

London-based executive search firm Leathwaite has expanded with the addition of Gus de Camargo to its New York team. He will be responsible for leading and expanding the firm’s technology offering in North America, driving revenue and helping deliver talent to corporate functions. “We are extremely excited to welcome Gus to our team,” said Andrew Wallace, managing

The Rise of the Private Equity Chief Talent Officer 

While drawing down on committed funds and having capital “at work” is most people’s core understanding of what the modern private equity firm does, having the right human capital in place to maximize return-on-assets and marshal the firm’s capital adequately is of equal critical importance. Against this backdrop, it is perhaps a logical development to

Press Releases

New hire: Heather Barnes joins as Partner

Heather Barnes joins Leathwaite as Partner in Global Technology & Digital Officers practices. Leathwaite is proud to welcome Heather Barnes as a Partner based in London. Heather joins in our global Technology & Digital practices bringing a wealth of experience as a trusted advisor to some of the world’s leading firms. Her depth of knowledge

AESC Announces Paul Groce and James Lawrence-Brown as 2021 Council Representatives

Leathwaite’s Paul Groce and James Lawrence-Brown are announced as the lastest AESC Council Representatives for the AESC Council of the Americas and the AESC Council of Asia Pacific and the Middle East. New York/Hong Kong – February 2021 – The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC), the global standards-setting body for the executive search and leadership consulting profession, today

NEW HIRE: Sarah Crawshaw joins Leathwaite to lead with Strategic Communications and Corporate Affairs

Sarah Crawshaw joins Leathwaite to lead the company’s functional executive search expertise within Strategic Communications and Corporate Affairs. Click here to connect with Sarah on LinkedInHong Kong, KH January 28th 2021 – Leathwaite, the world’s leading executive search & leadership talent specialists for corporate functions, is proud to announce the addition of Sarah Crawshaw,, as a Director

NEW HIRE: Shannon Silsby joins Leathwaite as Director to launch the Global CMO practice

Leathwaite builds upon its continued robust US performance with the hire of experienced industry professional, Shannon Silsby, to launch the Global CMO practice. New York, NY January 12th 2021 – Leathwaite, the award-winning global executive search and human capital firm, celebrates the addition of Director, Shannon Silsby, to its ranks to launch the Global CMO Executive Search

Katie Hevey – Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI)

November 23, 2020 – Leathwaite’s Katie Hevey leads on partnership with Ridi, the Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative. Leathwaite has become the latest RIDI 100 partner. The partnership enables inclusive recruiters to have year-round association with RIDI and accelerate their Disability Confident journey. Leathwaite joins a network of recruitment and staffing providers that are truly committed to driving


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