Holly Addison


Holly co-leads Leathwaite’s global product, sales and marketing practice and also the Board, CEO and general management practice. Specializing in CEO and C-level talent that drives growth, with a focus on digital transformation, leadership succession and value creation, Holly is best known for her work with some of the most progressive and transformative consumer, technology and healthcare businesses.


Holly has a global remit and is based in London, where she lives with her husband, two children and two rescue dogs. Holly is half Austrian and grew up in the UK, Austria, Switzerland before moving to Spain in her late teens and spent five years working for the Walt Disney organization in the USA, London and Paris.


Holly is a qualified coach, a passionate advocate for equity and chairs Leathwaite’s Global Inclusion Council. As both an entrepreneur and business partner, she has a proven track record of supporting organizations to build diverse boards and senior leadership teams to create more inclusive cultures.


Holly joined Leathwaite in 2022, bringing over 25 years’ experience in executive search and talent consulting. She is the co-founder of Balance the Board Ltd., a not-for-profit organization that supports diverse talent breaking through to Board level. Holly is a Non-Executive Director of The PM Trust charity, and an active contributor to the Business Leaders Group for Disability Confident in the UK, where she is Chair of the Communications subgroup.