Sheffield Haworth Appoints Leader for Retail and Consumer Financial Services Practice

July 13, 2021 – Global leadership advisory and executive search firm Sheffield Haworth has named Tom Arnall as a director within the financial services practice in London. He joins the firm to further develop and lead the retail and consumer financial services arm of the business, partnering with new and existing clients to assist them with their interim, executive search and leadership development requirements.

“Tom is a great addition to the Sheffield Haworth team,” said Alex Cormack, group managing director. “With his depth of experience and networks, he is well placed to continue to grow our client base across retail and consumer financial services, offering clients a diverse and complimentary range of solutions to meet their talent needs.”

Prior to joining Sheffield Haworth, Mr. Arnall spent nine years with a leading search and consulting group, latterly leading its banking business.  He has worked in partnership with an array of client firms to deliver C-suite and board-level roles, ranging from global to specialist and challenger banks, fintechs, non-bank lenders and the investor community that supports the ecosystem.

“I am excited for the opportunity ahead and am looking forward to working closely with the wider Sheffield Haworth team and with our clients on an integrated approach to their people challenges,” said Mr. Arnall.

Sheffield Haworth, founded in 1993, is a global executive search, talent advisory and interim consulting firm. The organization partners with clients around the world to provide tailored solutions for their business and talent needs at the senior management level. The firm has 10 offices throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia-Pacific. It serves clients in the financial services, business and professional services and technology industries.

Newly Created Role

In another move, Sheffield Haworth recently added Georgina Harley, formerly a partner at Mercer Consulting, as a group managing director and head of new sectors and services. In the newly created role, Ms. Harley joined the executive management committee and is responsible for key growth areas including consulting and technology services, talent development and advisory, and interim and consultancy services.

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“We are thrilled that Georgina will be joining the team at Sheffield Haworth,” said Tim Sheffield, the firm’s chairman. “After a challenging year, we are looking forward to developing new services with our clients and accelerating the growth of the business in line with our strategic goals. Our aim is to be the No. 1 challenger consultancy in people and transformational change.”

During her 19-year career with Mercer, a human resource consulting business, she held a number of management and leadership roles in Sydney and London, including P&L management of growth businesses, international expansion of products and services, led multiple acquisitions and integrations, and managed cross functional teams. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and statistics from Australia National University and an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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