Simon Harle

Partner, EMEA

Simon is a Partner at Liberty Blue, with his responsibilities extending across the Partnership into both Grace Blue Search and Acquisition.

After graduating from Cirencester with a degree in Rural Land Management & Property, Simon joined Catalyst, a below-the-line agency, as an account manager working across Unilever and Muller. The plan was to use this experience to move into sports marketing but in 2005, Simon was approached to join a small recruitment company – a move which soon evolved into Simon joining Iris in 2007 to establish and lead their talent team.

Having overseen the agency’s rapid growth from 250 to over 700 employees, Simon was tempted back to a small search firm in 2009, where he further developed his network and close industry relationships before joining Liberty Blue in 2015.

He balances out London working life by heading back to rural Hertfordshire, where he lives with his wife and two children – and ponders what kind of dog to add to the family.

  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Communications
  • Consumer
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Professional Services