Finance & Operations

In certain discipline areas, demonstrating an understanding of the nuances of a market where career trajectories are constantly changing is vital. That is plainly illustrated throughout the Finance & Operations sector of Financial Services, and in particular in Asset Management.


With over 20 years’ experience placing industry leaders throughout the Insurance business, the Hanover Search Group gives a competitive advantage to clients looking to get ahead of a fast-moving market. As well as assisting in the build-out of a number of influential teams in Finance & Operations, we have worked to senior mandates encompassing roles such as Chief Financial Officers, Finance Directors along with Divisional Heads of Financial Planning.


Combining our experience and market reach makes us uniquely positioned to provide the advice and solutions that consistently deliver outstanding individuals.



Group Director

Paul began his career in 1989 at Mercury Asset Management working for the UK Institutional business. He relocated to Australia to work for First State Fund Managers before returning to the UK in 1998 to join SocGen Asset Management. He joined Hanover Search Group in 2003 and is a Board Director and Head of the Asset Management search practice.


International Managing Director

As Hanover’s International Managing Director, James is the newest member of the HSG Board and driving HSG’s international expansion. With a background in executive search across Financial Services, James has specialised in Life, P&C and (re) Insurance for over a decade working closely with clients on senior mandates across the globe. Ultimately responsible for all HSG growth and development of business in EMEA, US and Asia.


Harry is a specialist finance search consultant with experience working within the Financial Services and Insurance sectors across EMEA, APAC and the Americas. Harry's role at Hanover Search Group is to develop the Finance & Accounting function within the Insurance, Asset and Wealth Management sectors with a particular focus on mid-to-senior level hires. During his career Harry has successfully placed a number of senior hires across the Insurance and Investment Management markets at Head of Finance, CFO and Finance Director levels both in the UK and internationally.

Recently completed mandates

Chief Finance Officer
European Asset Manager
Finance Director
US Asset Manager
Chief Operating Officer
UK Asset Manager