Our Story

Hanover Search Group is a global executive search specialist founded in 1996. With offices worldwide, we bring a dedicated and discreet service to our clients in the Insurance, Asset and Wealth Management fields. Read more…

Our people

The Hanover Search Group is a closely-knit team that brings together an array of experience, networks and skills. Led by CEO James Emmett, the team is spread globally across offices in London... Read more…

Our clients

We have demonstrable commitment to our clients’ success by delivering to them the outstanding talent they need to continue to lead the sectors they work in. Our ability to source the right candidates...  Read more…

Why we are market leaders

Our destination aim is to be a global leader in Insurance, Asset and Wealth Management executive search and selection by 2020.

JAMES EMMETT

CEO

Following an internal MBO in early 2014, James assumed the position of CEO of the Hanover Search Group. He continues to lead our Global Insurance Practice, whilst also leading the wider Group overall. James is looking forward to working closely with UK and Regional staff to develop the Hanover Search brand around the globe.

PAUL GROARKE

Group Director

Paul started his career in buy-side in 1989, at Mercury Asset Management for their UK Institutional business, going on to work within the UK Equity franchise. He then moved to Australia, working for First State Fund Managers before returning to the UK in 1998, joining SocGen Asset Management and then Hanover Search in 2003. Paul is a Board Director of the Hanover Search Group and Head of EMEA.

STEPHEN PHIPPS

Group Director

Stephen is a Group Director with a history of over 14 years’ with the Hanover Search Group. His role is to oversee a number of the group’s divisions, and liaise with senior management to help drive business strategy. Stephen also acts as the main point of contact for major client development, and he also executes senior level assignments. Within wider Financial Services, Stephen has expertise across the Sales, Marketing, Operations and Technology disciplines. 

MEM KORTACH

Finance Director

Mem boasts more than 20 years’ experience as an accountant, working primarily in audit, tax and management accounting. He has implemented accounting and internal control protocols for UK and US-based firms. After joining the Hanover Search Group in 2012, Mem was tasked with overseeing financial operations here, and in 2014 was invited onto the Board.