March 9, 2015 – Global executive search firm Harvey Nash has grown its U.K. office with the additions of Philip Davies to lead the U.K.'s leadership consulting team and Richard Simmonds as director within the industry practice. Mr. Davies will work closely with the Harvey Nash Alumni Leadership practice across the Nordics. He has over 20 years consulting experience including leadership of large-scale HR change projects in the fields of assessment, leadership development, team building and recruitment. With a career combining corporate roles and entrepreneurial start-ups in the U.K. and the Middle East with Propel, Mr. Davies has held managing consultant roles with Penna and Hudson. Mr. Simmonds was previously with Futurestep, which he joined as head of practice for industry and professional services, before more recently being appointed as head of search for the firm's U.K. business. He started his career in the Royal Navy, before joining as a trader within UBS, specializing in the Australian and New Zealand government and corporate markets. "Phil brings significant expertise as we grow our broader offer beyond executive search. We recognize the need of our clients who expect a true leadership offering and Phil adds considerable capability to our existing international capability within leadership consulting,” said Nigel Parslow, MD of Harvey Nash Executive Search U.K. "We are delighted to have Richard join the U.K. search division. Richard brings particular expertise to what is already a strong market presence both here in the U.K. and abroad." Established in 1988, Harvey Nash has 43 offices across the U.S., Europe and Asia.
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