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 Financial Services 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 Financial Services executive search and selection by 2020.


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.



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.


Group Director

Paul began his career in 1989 at Mercury Asset Management (now part of BlackRock) working for their UK Institutional business. He relocated to Australia to work for First State Investments in 1995 before returning to the UK in 1998 to join SocGen Asset Management (now part of Man GLG Partners).  He joined Hanover Search Group in March 2003 and is Head of Hanover’s Asset Management search practice with a focus on senior mandates across EMEA. Paul became a Board Director of Hanover Search Group in 2013. He presents at industry events across Europe and is a senior member of the Hanover Search Group Leadership team.


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.