Finance & Operations

The Financial Services sector is increasingly globalised and the market place is evolving. The Hanover Search Group understand how these market changes are changing the career landscape across the sector. We help clients get ahead of the curve, and gain a crucial edge in executing successful executive search projects.


We have been relied upon to build-out and develop the Finance and Operations departments of many leading Financial Services organisations. Our market reach has enabled us to place influential personnel into a variety of senior roles including: Chief Financial Officer, Finance Directors, Divisional Heads of Financial Planning, and sector leaders at Partner and Director levels.


Within Operations we specialise in Chief Operating Officers and their Deputy's, Heads of Middle & Back Offices, Performance Monitoring and Heads of specialist Back Office teams such as Settlements and Dividends.


The Hanover Search Group offers 20 years experience in placing industry leaders across the Wealth Management sector. Our status as a search leader is founded on an ability to provide targeted advice and solutions that match quality individuals to quality clients.




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 in Wealth Management with support from Hanover’s research team.  Andrew has worked at Hanover for 13 years and is a member of Hanover’s European Leadership Team.

Gareth Rees

Gareth joined Hanover in 2019 as a Managing Partner to lead a team of SMEs focused on Operations, Finance, Risk & Compliance. He is responsible for Infrastructure retained search and senior hire mandates. Gareth has over 17 years’ experience placing senior Infrastructure leaders across Banking, Asset and Wealth Management and Insurance industries delivering requirements for COO, CRO, CIO, CTO, CFO, Chief Information (& Cyber) Security Officer, Chief Data Officer, Head of Data & Analytics, Head of Infrastructure and Digital Transformation leaders. Gareth delivers mandates from our London office across Europe and Asia.

Recently completed mandates

Deputy Chief Operating Officer
Fund Manager / Multi-Family Office
Director of Operations
Discretionary Investment Manager
Head of Middle Office
Discretionary Investment Manager
Head of Performance Measurement
International Private Client Manager
Head of Investment Operations
Top 5 Life & Pension Firm
Head of Back Office Delivery
Major Platform