Hilary Attenborough leads the Financial Services Practice for Spencer Stuart across EMEA in addition to leading the UK Financial Services practice. She is also a member of the CEO and Boards practice. During her 16 years with the firm, Hilary has recruited CEOs for FTSE 100/250 and private companies in addition to other senior executives for clients ranging from start-ups to major multinationals. She specializes in retail and consumer financial services, FinTech and wealth management. Her work in these sectors also includes functional leadership roles that span digital, data analytics, ESG, marketing, HR and Finance. She has conducted global searches for a broad range of clients, including a number of emerging market businesses.

Experience in financial services leadership

  • Hilary is committed to helping her financial services clients achieve their diversity and inclusion objectives. She has a strong track record of placements from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities.
  • Hilary has recruited Chairs and non-executive directors for clients across financial services and private equity. She has a particular specialism in FinTech chair and non-executive director search.
  • After joining Spencer Stuart’s London office in 2005, Hilary worked in the firm’s Mumbai office in 2008 before returning to London in late 2009.
  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Hilary worked for a London-based boutique search firm specializing in financial services.
  • She previously worked at Clear Channel Entertainment in marketing and public relations.

Hilary is a graduate of Hertford College, Oxford University.

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