About us

Hanover Search Group is a global executive search specialist with a 23-year history and more than 60 employees across our headquarters in London and offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Vermont & Dublin. Through a joint venture arrangement with ALS International in Asia, the company also operates in Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai and Beijing. We have one of the strongest brands in the industry, an exceptional track record of delivery and a vast network of contacts we are able to engage.

We are on a journey: we aim to be the leading global boutique in financial services. Our focus is the three primary continents (Europe, America and Asia), as many of our global clients want a firm that can provide consistent standards around the world. We have a highly sophisticated CRM system and we are actively embracing digital evolution.

As a result of the teamwork and leadership organic to our company, we have been ranked #1 in Retail Financial Services and Insurance and ranked #4 in Asset Management and Global Banking for assignments £100,000 - £200,000 in the Executive Grapevine UK market report.

We have partnered with Talent ID, a leadership consultancy business that helps leaders, teams and organisations to increase their performance and fulfil their potential. Talent ID works with clients in a diverse range of sectors to select and develop outstanding leaders, identify potential and plan succession. Services include assessment, leadership development, coaching, psychometrics and competency design - http://talent-id.co.uk/

Our vision statement

Our Destination aim is to be a global leader in Financial Services executive search and selection by 2020.

Our Purpose is to empower our clients through the delivery of exceptional talent, helping them to achieve outstanding business performance.

Our Values are to act with Integrity, behave with Humility & Selflessness, deliver Service & confront challenges and issues with Courage.

- James Emmett, CEO -

Why Hanover?

  • Proven Search Specialists

    We have 23 years’ experience in global Financial Services search and selection. We bolster our networking reach by organising industry conferences, and consistently deploy our resources to delve deeper into industry analysis and research.

  • Experts At Your Disposal

    Our teams are highly trained market specialists with excellent knowledge of the sectors we work in. Our clients rely on us to get the big decisions right, and trust in our approach that sees Hanover Search Partners making the first contact with candidates.

  • Our Retained Search Services

    We provide the exclusive commitment of a dedicated research team on retained search projects. Within 3 weeks we will conclude the mapping and approach phases of a search, including assets such as organisational charts and competitor analysis to ensure only the right candidates are sourced.

  • A Leading Name In Our Sector

    As a result of the teamwork and leadership organic to our company, we have been ranked #1 in Retail Financial Services and Insurance and ranked #4 in Asset Management and Global Banking for assignments £100,000 - £200,000 in the Executive Grapevine UK market report.

  • We Do Things Differently

    Increasing our market penetration and developing our networking reach is key to how we work. As such we deploy our resources to independently research and interpret industry trends, as well as sponsoring and organising industry conferences.

  • We Will Surprise You

    Our approach to search and selection sets us apart from the crowd. We rarely advertise, understanding that discretion is key to engaging quality individuals. Our selection process is backed up by an impeccable and quality assured approach to research.