About Us

At Leathwaite, we know the corporate officer and corporate function landscape better than anyone – because it’s been at the core of what we do for more than 20 years. We’re the functional search specialists.

Our unique position at the center of these talent ecosystems means we know what transformational corporate officers and functional leadership looks like. And we know where to find it – irrespective of industry or geography.

But we don’t just provide talent, we actively participate, sharing views on how the landscape is shifting and what great should and could look like. We challenge our clients to think differently and creatively around the future shape of their leadership.

With teams based across Asia, North America and EMEA we’re well placed to support our clients, globally.


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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.

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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 Adds Leader to Build Operations in Germany

London-based executive search firm Leathwaite has expanded with the addition of Clemens von Guggenberg as a partner and managing director in Germany. He is responsible for building out the firm’s German and European business, and for supporting the team in growing the global strategy and transformation practice. He will be based in Munich. “We’re thrilled to share

Leathwaite Appoints Co-Managing Partners

London-based executive search firm Leathwaite has named Martha Harvey-Jones and Tom Pemberton as new co-managing partners. Co-founder Andrew Wallace, who has served as managing partner since 2017, will step into the chair role as successor to Martin Leuw. All four founders, Martin Phillips, James Rust, Neil Ejje, and Andrew Wallace, will continue to be key members of the team at Leathwaite, central to the firm’s growth strategy

Look at What Trends Are Keeping HR Leaders Busy Today  

With macro-economic uncertainty, geopolitical threats, new ways of working, and the advent of game-changing technologies, businesses need to transform to survive, and they have to transform sustainably if they are to thrive. Leathwaite’s annual HR survey found that more than half the HR leaders surveyed (53 percent) highlighted the enablement of business transformation as an area

Talent Continues to be the Driving Force Behind Private Equity Firms

It has never been harder to attract top talent to private equity and PE portfolio companies. “We’re seeing a huge reluctance to leave jobs for anything less than top brands, and successfully recruiting out the absolute all-stars is requiring more than just outsized economics,” said Jordan Brugg, global head of private equity for Spencer Stuart.

Press Releases

Leathwaite welcomes Partner Mary Driscoll

12 Mar 2024 Leathwaite welcomes Mary Driscoll as partner in the global operations and supply chain practice. Mary is a partner in our global operations and supply chain practice and also delivers interim work within the global HR sector. Her expertise lies in appointing exceptional interim executives to deliver improved business outcomes across all industry

Leathwaite welcomes Clemens von Guggenberg as Strategy and Transformation Partner

Clemens von Guggenberg joins as Strategy and Transformation Partner and Managing Director at Leathwaite in Germany. Leathwaite is excited to announce the addition of Clemens von Guggenberg to the firm as a new partner. As managing director at Leathwaite in Germany, Clemens will be responsible for building out the company’s German and European business, and

Leathwaite welcomes Partner Kersty Bletso to global technology and digital practice

Leathwaite is proud to announce Kersty has joined the firm as partner in the global technology and digital practice. In this role, Kersty will primarily focus on executive interim, advisory, and digital Non-Exec Director roles.  Kersty is an executive search industry veteran bringing more than twenty years of experience. She has worked in the ever-evolving technology and

Leathwaite names Martha Harvey-Jones and Tom Pemberton as the firm’s new co-managing partners

Leathwaite, the functional search specialist, today announces leadership updates, naming Martha Harvey-Jones and Tom Pemberton as the firm’s new co-managing partners effective as of 2 October 2023. Co-founder, Andrew Wallace, who has served as Managing Partner since 2017 will step into the chair role as successor to Martin Leuw.  All four founders, Martin Phillips, James Rust, Neil Ejje and Andrew Wallace, will continue to be

Leathwaite is pleased to welcome Tim Spriggs

12 Jun 2023 Leathwaite is proud to announce the addition of Tim Spriggs as Partner in the firm’s global HR practice. Tim brings over fifteen years of global search and advisory experience in HR and Human Capital across a wide range of industries in both public and private enterprises. Based in London, he will play


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