Leathwaite Expands in Singapore
February 6, 2023 – London-based executive search firm Leathwaite has expanded in Asia with the additions of Amanda Cowley and Yuting Goh in Singapore. “I’m delighted to welcome Amanda and Yuting, both of whom bring impressive track records, networks, and reputations within their respective practices,” said James Lawrence-Brown, partner and head of Asia. “Our expansion into Singapore is an opportunity for us to further invest in our corporate officer practices and support our clients with their evolving functional leadership needs.”
Ms. Cowley joins as a director to lead the Asia HR practice and will cover the full spectrum of HR senior leadership talent. She partners with leading global and regional businesses to source, assess, and secure top talent from across the Asia region. Ms. Cowley brings over 17 years executive search experience and has been based in Hong Kong since 2009, and more recently in Singapore. Previously, she was managing director with Profile, a WilsonHCG company.
Ms. Goh joins Leathwaite as a consultant and a member of its technology and digital and commercial, marketing, and strategy practices. She brings significant international experience having worked in San Francisco, London, and Singapore. Since beginning her executive search career, Ms. Goh has specialized in working with PE and VC backed companies in the consumer, retail, and financial services industries. Previously, she served as a senior associate with True Search.
Singapore sits at the crossroads of the world’s largest and fastest growing region straddling China, India, and the ASEAN countries. A modern cosmopolitan city with a strong reputation as a major player in the global economic map, Singapore is a regional hub to large U.S. and European multinational corporations as well as headquarters to numerous growing enterprises in the technology, financial services, and healthcare sectors.
Leathwaite is an executive search and human capital specialist firm, delivering an interconnected range of executive search, executive interim, and data and insight services. Established in 1999, the firm has developed key international client partnerships across a range of industry sectors. Leathwaite has a network of international offices in London, New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Hong Kong, and Zurich.
Leathwaite recently expanded in Asia with the opening of a new office in Singapore. “Having also recently set up its Asia advisory board – to provide regional senior advice through a strategically critical period of expansion and growth – the firm is well placed to partner with its clients across the region,” Leathwaite said. Founding members of the advisory board are chairman Alex Woodthorpe, technology advisor Jacqui Teo, and veteran banker Charles Li.
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“As a global financial center and a hub for businesses across Asia, Singapore was an obvious next step for us,” said Mr. Lawrence-Brown. “It’s an exciting opportunity to broaden our support for clients in the local market and across the wider Southeast Asia region. It’s also an opportunity for us to further invest in our functional practices as we support our clients with their corporate officer leadership needs.”
Leathwaite Adds Two Non-Executive Board Members
Leathwaite has added two new non-executive members, Beatriz Rodriguez and Raashi Sikka, to its board. “It’s such a pleasure to welcome Raashi and Beatriz to our board,” said Andrew Wallace, managing partner. “The fresh perspectives they both bring will be invaluable as we continue to grow and thrive as a business. I’m particularly looking forward to the benefit of their experience elevating our diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies.”
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 unique experience and perspectives into what remains Leathwaite’s largest and most established practice.” Ms. Barnes was most recently a partner with U.K. boutique search firm Savannah Group and brings a track record working with a number of executive search and leadership advisory firms.
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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media