Meet our Experts

Hanover Search Group is a closely-knit team that brings together an array of experiences, networks and skills. Led by CEO James Emmett, the team is spread globally across offices in London, Dublin, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cape Town and Johannesburg. Click on the relevant department below to find the right contact.

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  • Wealth Management

JAMES EMMETT

Group 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 Group brand around the globe.

JAMES EMMETT

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 Group brand around the globe.

PAUL GROARKE

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.

STEPHEN PHIPPS

Stephen is UK CEO for 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

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.

Simon Waddington

Simon joined Hanover Search Group as a Partner in March 2017 to establish and lead a Dublin office for the firm. He has over twenty years’ experience gained in Dublin and London of handling international executive search assignments to recruit senior and specialist professionals, predominantly in the areas of finance, legal, risk management, compliance and operations. Combining his extensive networks of contacts with Hanover Search Group’s presence in key financial and commercial centres worldwide, Simon applies an extensive and rigorous executive search methodology to deliver market-leading talent for his clients.  

Alex Curtis

Alex joined Hanover in 2012 and is a Business Head and leads a team of SMEs focused on Operations, Finance, Risk & Compliance. He is responsible for the Technology retained search and senior hire mandates. Alex has over 10 years’ experience placing senior technology leaders across Insurance, Asset and Wealth Management industries delivering requirements for CIO, CTO, Chief Information (& Cyber) Security Officer, Chief Data Officer, Head of Data & Analytics, Head of Infrastructure and Digital Transformation Leaders. Alex delivers mandates from our London and New York offices across Europe and North America.

ANTONY PITT

Antony runs the US Wealth Management business based out of our Los Angeles offices. A 20 year career in Executive Search both in the UK and US. He set up Opus Executive Search in 2013 and then oversaw the Hanover acquisition of 50% of the Opus business in late 2016. He remains a 50% owner of the US Wealth Management business. His main focus is working with large producers across the US and developing Hanover's core key clients.

ANDREW BAYLISS

As Client Director for Wealth Management Andrew has responsibility for leading our Wealth Management team's client development strategy, overseeing key client relationships and ensuring consistency & excellence in everything the team does.  Andrew also executes senior mandates with support from his research team, he has a passion for Investment Management & Distribution and all things Wealth Management.

JAMES RIDD

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.

STEPHEN PHIPPS

UK CEO

Stephen is UK CEO for 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.

BHAGWATI PARMAR

Bhagwati joined Hanover in 2007 following a career at Lloyds Banking Group Plc, where she gained valuable customer service providing reconciliation of high profile accounts and financial control experience. Now working with the Group Finance Director, Mem Kortach, where duties primarily include credit control, meeting deadlines and targets. Other duties include processing of all sales & purchase invoices and liaising with external clients for general queries and supporting the Directors of Hanover Search Group. 

ALISTAIR BRINDLEY

Alistair is a Senior Partner and the lead on the Pensions and Investment team. He began a career in Financial Services before moving on to focus on actuarial recruitment 19 years ago. Alistair manages all the teams’ search activities across areas including, but not limited to, Consulting, Fiduciary, In-House, Asset Management and Banking solutions. He is also responsible for some of the Hanover Search Group’s largest multi-disciplinary client relationships.

GERI HICKS

A search professional with over 10 years’ experience within the Recruitment industry, Geri works as a Business Support Manager for Hanover Search Group. Since joining in 2006, she has focused on supporting our Partners within the Insurance teams, working to ensure the smooth execution of retained assignments and projects, from conception to completion. Geri is also Executive Assistant to CEO James Emmett, and she holds responsibility for communications globally across the Group.

PAUL GROARKE

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.

ALEX CURTIS

Alex joined Hanover in 2012 and is a Business Head and leads a team of SMEs focused on Operations, Finance, Risk & Compliance. He is responsible for the Technology retained search and senior hire mandates. Alex has over 10 years’ experience placing senior technology leaders across Insurance, Asset and Wealth Management industries delivering requirements for CIO, CTO, Chief Information (& Cyber) Security Officer, Chief Data Officer, Head of Data & Analytics, Head of Infrastructure and Digital Transformation Leaders. Alex delivers mandates from our London and New York offices across Europe and North America.

KAMILA ORLANDO

A Partner with over 15 years’ experience in the industry and in executive search, Kamila leads the European Financial Services Executive Search practice helping clients across Europe to find the best possible people in diverse markets, cultures and conditions. In her role she specialises in Asset Management as well as the Insurance industry, with a predominance towards Actuarial, Risk, Compliance, Finance, Audit and Underwriting. Kamila has taken responsibility for our Diversity & Inclusion agenda, creating a strategy to grow our capability, understanding and culture, as well as advise clients.

David Cooper

David has specialised in executive level recruitment in the insurance sector for over 20 years. He has worked successfully with a wide range of clients, from household name insurers to startup brokers, MGAs and Lloyd’s/London Market participants on senior management and Board appointments across a wide range of disciplines including  underwriting, claims, pricing, sales & marketing and general management. Previously David was a co-founder of Mansion House Executive, a boutique financial services search firm, and a Partner at Eames Consulting Group.

Harry Brimacombe

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.

CHRISTINA RATINGS

Christina joined Hanover Search Group in 2003 and is one of Hanover’s Partners. She is responsible for heading up the Marketing and Product practice throughout EMEA. Christina forged her reputation in building up the Asset Management Marketing Division at Witan Jardine. She has continued to thrive in developing marketing teams across Asset and Wealth Management. She has run a number of successful breakfast clubs for Hanover’s clients, inviting highly reputable guest speakers to discuss an array of subjects including digitalisation in financial services and diversity and inclusion. 

ALISTAIR BRINDLEY

Alistair is a Senior Partner and the lead on the Pensions and Investment team. He began a career in Financial Services before moving on to focus on actuarial recruitment 19 years ago. Alistair manages all the teams’ search activities across areas including, but not limited to, Consulting, Fiduciary, In-House, Asset Management and banking solutions. He is also responsible for some of the Hanover Search Group’s largest multi-disciplinary client relationships.

JESSICA HOLMES

Jessica joined Hanover in 2008 originally as a Business Administrator. In June 2010 she became Marketing Executive and most recently has been promoted to Marketing & Administration Manger. She supports the group with all marketing requirements ranging from online and print advertising, creating corporate documents through to organising company events and conferences to building Hanover's social media presence as well as continuing to maintain and develop the Hanover brand. Jessica is also responsible for in-house IT, providing assistance across the group and additionally manages the administration team.

CHRISTINA RATINGS

Christina joined Hanover Search Group in 2003 and is one of Hanover’s Partners. She is responsible for heading up the Marketing and Product practice throughout EMEA. Christina forged her reputation in building up the Asset Management Marketing Division at Witan Jardine. She has continued to thrive in developing marketing teams across Asset and Wealth Management. She has run a number of successful breakfast clubs for Hanover’s clients, inviting highly reputable guest speakers to discuss an array of subjects including digitalisation in financial services and diversity and inclusion.

JAMES RIDD

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.

RORY O'HEGARTY

As Senior Partner Rory leads our international insurance practice. Rory has more than 12 year’s industry experience gained at Marsh & McLennan where he was a Director of the Marine and Energy risk services division and previously at Hoare Govett stockbrokers. In 1998, he moved into insurance executive search specialising in senior positions within Underwriting and Claims, CRM and Distribution, Risk and Actuarial and Heads of Pricing and Analytics. He has a MA (Hons) in History from Edinburgh University.

MICHAEL STEFAN

Michael specialises in leadership positions within the insurance ecosystem, particularly underwriting and analytics. A mathematics graduate from York University, Michael has an innate understanding of the challenges and benefits that “big data” brings to (re) insurance as well as the individuals who will transform the industry in the future. He is also our group lead in the areas of insurance linked securities and private equity, having built up a number of successful boutique operations in London and further afield.

SAMANTHA PAMMENT

Samantha joined Hanover Search Group in early 2013 as a Business Administrator. Her focus is to purely support the group from an admin perspective, completing ongoing projects and also assisting with marketing. She assists more personally with the UK CEO and one of the Partners to coordinate interviews and manage diaries. Previous to Hanover Search Group, Samantha did an apprenticeship as a receptionist, where she gained an NVQ Level 3 in Business Administration, Functional Skills in Maths, English and I.T and a Technical Certificate.

ALEX CURTIS

Alex joined Hanover in 2012 and is a Business Head and leads a team of SMEs focused on Operations, Finance, Risk & Compliance. He is responsible for the Technology retained search and senior hire mandates. Alex has over 10 years’ experience placing senior technology leaders across Insurance, Asset and Wealth Management industries delivering requirements for CIO, CTO, Chief Information (& Cyber) Security Officer, Chief Data Officer, Head of Data & Analytics, Head of Infrastructure and Digital Transformation Leaders. Alex delivers mandates from our London and New York offices across Europe and North America.

Rob Bulpitt

Rob is a Partner at Hanover Search Group where he covers senior assignments across the Insurance and Asset Management markets. His experience has been extensive where he has worked on mid to senior level appointments both on retained search and contingency basis across Non-Life, Life, Pensions and Investment markets. During his career he has built a successful network of contacts and completed assignments in the UK, Europe, US and APAC region. Prior to joining Hanover Rob had established and managed two other actuarial practices.

Paul Merlin

Paul has successfully worked on a large number of search assignments in the Wealth Management arena for over 14 years. He has an exceptional track record of delivery with his main expertise being in distribution. After running his own search firm for 6 years, Paul recently joined the business to add strength & depth to the established team and help drive forward the company’s growth strategy.

Simon Waddington

Simon joined Hanover Search Group as a Partner in March 2017, to establish and lead a Dublin office for the firm. He has over twenty years’ experience, gained in Dublin and London, of handling international executive search assignments to recruit senior and specialist professionals, predominantly in the areas of finance, legal, risk management, compliance and operations. Combining his extensive networks of contacts with Hanover Search Group’s presence in key financial and commercial centres worldwide, Simon applies an extensive and rigorous executive search methodology to deliver market-leading talent for his clients.  

Michele Hanson

Michele leads our US Asset Management business in San Francisco. She brings a two-decade career in the financial services industry building and leading sales organizations. Michele has helped align the right people with the right roles, utilizing her uncommon talent of connecting with people and teams to understand core needs and motivations, helping leaders enhance their business model to best leverage and align resources toward reaching organisational goals. Michele serves on the boards of Financial Women San Francisco, BizWorld.org and Chairs the CFA San Francisco’s RIA/Wealth Management Series.

AMANDA BAGGOTT

Amanda has been successfully providing recruitment solutions to the Corporate Pensions market for 9 years. The last 5 years’ focus has been working closely with clients in the Auto-enrolment space growing their Sales and Technical teams and she has an excellent track record in this space. Her earlier career was spent working for a leading product provider giving her a valuable insight into the Pension’s market. Amanda has recently joined Hanover Search Group to strengthen their Corporate Pensions offering and help drive this sector forward.

KAMILA ORLANDO

A Partner with over 15 years’ experience in the industry and in executive search, Kamila leads the European Financial Services Executive Search practice helping clients across Europe to find the best possible people in diverse markets. In her role she specialises in Asset Management as well as the Insurance industry, with a predominance towards Actuarial, Risk, Compliance, Finance, Audit and Underwriting. Kamila has taken responsibility for our Diversity & Inclusion agenda, creating a strategy to grow our capability, understanding and culture, as well as advise clients.

DANIEL JAMES

Daniel leads the East Coast Wealth Management practice from New York, having started his career with Hanover in London in 2011. With a core focus on Distribution, Wealth Planning and Sales leadership, Daniel specializes in retained mandates at a senior level. Having almost 6 years Executive Search experience, Daniel has worked with several clients on team-build basis, and has delivered on mandates ranging in scope from Vice President to Senior Managing Director.

CATE FURMAN

Cate is the US P&C Client Director for Hanover Search Group. She is currently based in New York and will soon be opening a satellite office in Los Angeles, splitting her time between both coasts. She is responsible for nurturing and growing HSG’s P&C (Re)Insurance clients – covering the C-suite and senior level roles across Underwriting, Broking & Claims, as well as overseeing IT, Operations, Finance & Compliance. Cate has previous insurance industry experience in Marine Cargo Broking & Underwriting at respected firms in Europe, Latin America and the USA.

RICHARD COWAN

Richard is a Senior Consultant working within the Wealth Management division. Having been in the Financial Services recruitment industry since 1994 he brings to the company a wealth of experience primarily within Life and Pensions staffing sector. He has placed a wide variety of mid-senior level candidates into a number of market leading financial services organisations. He has also written a number of articles in the Financial press and is an expert in providing advice to clients in a number of innovative recruitment approaches.

Simon Waddington

Simon joined Hanover Search Group as a Partner in March 2017, to establish and lead a Dublin office for the firm. He has over twenty years’ experience, gained in Dublin and London, of handling international executive search assignments to recruit senior and specialist professionals, predominantly in the areas of finance, legal, risk management, compliance and operations. Combining his extensive networks of contacts with Hanover Search Group’s presence in key financial and commercial centres worldwide, Simon applies an extensive and rigorous executive search methodology to deliver market-leading talent for his clients.  

Simon Waddington

Simon joined Hanover Search Group as a Partner in March 2017, to establish and lead a Dublin office for the firm. He has over twenty years’ experience, gained in Dublin and London, of handling international executive search assignments to recruit senior and specialist professionals, predominantly in the areas of finance, legal, risk management, compliance and operations. Combining his extensive networks of contacts with Hanover Search Group’s presence in key financial and commercial centres worldwide, Simon applies an extensive and rigorous executive search methodology to deliver market-leading talent for his clients.  

Rob Bulpitt

Rob is a Partner at Hanover Search Group where he covers senior assignments across the Insurance and Asset Management markets. His experience has been extensive where he has worked on mid to senior level appointments both on retained search and contingency basis across Non-Life, Life, Pensions and Investment markets. During his career he has built a successful network of contacts and completed assignments in the UK, Europe, US and APAC region. Prior to joining Hanover Rob had established and managed two other actuarial practices.

HARRY BRIMACOMBE

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.

ALEX CURTIS

Alex joined Hanover in 2012 and is a Business Head and leads a team of SMEs focused on Operations, Finance, Risk & Compliance. He is responsible for the Technology retained search and senior hire mandates. Alex has over 10 years’ experience placing senior technology leaders across Insurance, Asset and Wealth Management industries delivering requirements for CIO, CTO, Chief Information (& Cyber) Security Officer, Chief Data Officer, Head of Data & Analytics, Head of Infrastructure and Digital Transformation Leaders. Alex delivers mandates from our London and New York offices across Europe and North America.

TALIA CARPENTER

Currently on maternity leave until early 2018 - Talia is a Senior Consultant who joined Hanover in January 2015 as a dedicated Asset Management head hunter. She concentrates on distribution and strategy arenas, specialising within the Institutional market. Talia works with traditional asset managers as well as consultants executing mandates from mid to senior levels. Specialist areas include Fiduciary Management, DC and Fixed Income. Recent work has included executing a series of heads of institutional client service mandates UK & EMEA.

AMANDA BAGGOTT

Amanda has been successfully providing recruitment solutions to the Corporate Pensions market for 9 years. The last 5 years’ focus has been working closely with clients in the Auto-enrolment space growing their Sales and Technical teams and she has an excellent track record in this space. Her earlier career was spent working for a leading product provider giving her a valuable insight into the Pension’s market. Amanda has recently joined Hanover Search Group to strengthen their Corporate Pensions offering and help drive this sector forward.

CLINTON POORE

Clinton is a Partner at Hanover Search Group where he covers senior assignments across the Life Insurance and Risk markets. His experience has been extensive where he has worked on mid to senior level appointments both on retained search and contingency basis across Life and Non-Life markets. During his career he has built a successful network of contacts and completed assignments in the UK and Europe. Prior to joining Hanover, Clinton had established and managed another actuarial business plus he had worked onsite building the European team for a major consultancy firm.

HARRY BRIMACOMBE

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.

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.

HARRY BRIMACOMBE

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.

REBECCA FROST

Rebecca started her career for a Personal Lines Insurance Company (Hastings Direct) 7 years ago and gained extensive knowledge of the business having worked across various departments that included: Customer Service, Quality Assurance, Compliance and Product Management; she joined Hanover Search Group in September 2015 as a Researcher for the Insurance practice and successfully placed Senior candidates on a Global Scale. Rebecca moved to the Technology function in April 2016 and is working as a dedicated researcher for Alex Curtis on Senior Level assignments.

Jenny Tansley

Jenny is a Consultant based in Hanover's Los Angeles office. She is responsible for managing one of the firm's largest key accounts across the USA. Originally from the UK, she worked in HR for a number of companies. After taking time to bring up her children she returned to work in 2016 and is forging a career in Executive Search.

Matt Pizzey

Matt has 10 years’ experience successfully delivering both permanent and interim recruitment solutions to the financial services sector, covering all major Technology and Transformation disciplines. For the last 7 years, Matt has specialised in placing tech and change professionals into leading  businesses in the insurance sector, with particular expertise developed across  the Lloyd’s and London Market. Matt has joined HSG to expand the Lloyd’s Market presence and execute senior technology mandates across the broader financial services client base.

Thomas Meade-Hunt

Tom has joined HSG as a Consultant within the Wealth Management – Financial Planning Division. He started in FS at Goldman Sachs before building a career in search where, for the last 4 years, he has focussed on Investment Banking, Asset Management and Insurance. Having executed a number of Senior level mandates across these sectors he has proven to consistently deliver client solutions in acquiring highly sought after talent. His candidate engagement and qualification ensures both unique and appropriate opportunities for both active and passive professionals within the IFA market.

CHARLOTTE BALL

Charlotte joined Hanover in 2010. Recently promoted to the Asset Management team with a focus on research and candidate identification, Charlotte provides market mapping intelligence across a wide variety of disciplines, assisting with the execution of some of our senior mandates. Charlotte joined Hanover from college where she successfully completed her Legal Administration Diploma.

TESSA TURVEY

Tessa is a Consultant based in the Johannesburg office. She has over 10 years’ experience in executive search in the Financial Services sector, with specific involvement on projects related to Investment Banking, Life / GI / Pensions / Investments / Actuarial and Asset Management, to name a few areas of focus.

PATRICIA PIKULA

Patricia is a dedicated Researcher within the European Division at Hanover Search Group and supports our EMEA Partner, Kamila Orlando on executive search mandates and focuses mainly on the Insurance industry. Patricia is a native German speaker, university-educated in the UK with B.A. Hons degree in Education Studies. After spending five years as a German Teacher in London, Patricia made a career change and joined a German based recruitment firm specialising in finance.

Chris Cave

Chris joined in 2017 as a Consultant working within the Wealth Management division. He has now been involved in Financial Services’ recruitment for over two years, before this he spent six years in Wealth Management (Bancassurance) and Mortgages. Chris’s approach to recruitment is geared to providing a high quality, efficient and transparent service for his clients. The candidates Chris works with regularly comment on his attentive nature and personal touch particularly in understanding their goals when it comes to their job search.

MICHAELA TSIOUVA

Michaela joined Hanover Search Group in 2016 as a Researcher and is responsible for assisting the team on mid-to-senior level executive appointments within Wealth Management, working on mandates for Financial Advisers, Paraplanners, Technical Specialists and Employee Benefit Consultants. Having relocated to London after completing Higher Education, she has several years of recruitment experience, previously specialising within the Healthcare industry and also Banking & Finance.

REBECCA FROST

Rebecca started her career for a Personal Lines Insurance Company (Hastings Direct) 7 years ago and gained extensive knowledge of the business having worked across various departments that included: Customer Service, Quality Assurance, Compliance and Product Management; she joined Hanover Search Group in September 2015 as a Researcher for the Insurance practice and successfully placed Senior candidates on a Global Scale. Rebecca moved to the Technology function in April 2016 and is working as a dedicated researcher for Alex Curtis on Senior Level assignments.

REBECCA FROST

Rebecca started her career for a Personal Lines Insurance Company (Hastings Direct) 7 years ago and gained extensive knowledge of the business having worked across various departments that included: Customer Service, Quality Assurance, Compliance and Product Management; she joined Hanover Search Group in September 2015 as a Researcher for the Insurance practice and successfully placed Senior candidates on a Global Scale. Rebecca moved to the Technology function in April 2016 and is working as a dedicated researcher for Alex Curtis on Senior Level assignments.

HARRY WILLIS

Harry graduated with a History and Politics degree from Loughborough University. He recently joined Hanover Search Group as a researcher in the Wealth Management sector. Harry will be assisting a Client Director in various mandates across Investment Management.

ASMA KHAN

Asma comes from 2 years of experience in executive search within Management Consulting and joined Hanover Search Group’s Insurance division in June 2016. She currently assists on searches and researching projects across the whole market on retained or exclusive mandates focusing on roles at the mid to senior level. She has a Bachelors Degree in International Politics and a Masters in Human Resource Management.

PATRICIA PIKULA

Patricia is a dedicated Researcher within the European Division at Hanover Search Group and supports our EMEA Partner, Kamila Orlando on executive search mandates and focuses mainly on the Insurance industry. Patricia is a native German speaker, university-educated in the UK with B.A. Hons degree in Education Studies. After spending five years as a German Teacher in London, Patricia made a career change and joined a German based recruitment firm specialising in finance.

Molly Mcilvaine

Molly joined Hanover Search Group’s Los Angeles team in 2017 as a Senior Researcher specializing in the Wealth & Asset Management sector. Molly has 4 years of experience fundraising over 2 million dollars in the non-profit field on the east coast, and is now back in California breaking into Executive Search. She has two Bachelor Degrees in Film & Media Studies and Communication from the University of California Santa Barbara.

Rick Morales

Rick recently joined Hanover Search Group as a Researcher in the Wealth & Asset Management sector in the Los Angeles office. Rick will be assisting the Managing Director in various executive search mandates across the FA and Investment Management world. Rick comes with a long history in executive management and financial sales. He owned a financial services and insurance brokerage business in New Zealand for 5 years and he is a former US Navy veteran that was part of the Operation Deep Freeze in Antarctica.

JANICE LUDLAM

Janice was originally part of the London team and following a relocation to South Africa, Janice has taken up a role within the Cape Town office as a Senior Researcher / Client Manager. She has a thorough understanding of Actuarial, Insurance & Financial Service markets and she brings great energy and passion to the search process.

Tim Grant

Tim has joined the US Wealth Management team as a Senior Researcher. Tim has a long history in the financial services industry, venture capital and recruitment. He will be working with Managing Director Antony Pitt in our rapid expansion of the Wealth Management business in the United States. He holds a degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in Art History.

JESSICA HOLMES

Jessica joined Hanover in 2008 originally as a Business Administrator. In June 2010 she became Marketing Executive and most recently has been promoted to Marketing & Administration Manger. She supports the group with all marketing requirements ranging from online and print advertising, creating corporate documents through to organising company events and conferences to building Hanover's social media presence as well as continuing to maintain and develop the Hanover brand. Jessica is also responsible for in-house IT, providing assistance across the group and additionally manages the administration team.