Hilary Attenborough leads the UK Financial Services Practice in addition to leading the Consumer Financial Services Practice across EMEA. Hilary recruits CEOs and other senior executives for listed and privately-owned clients ranging from startups to major multinationals. She specializes in retail financial services, FinTech, payments and insurance. Her work in these sectors also includes functional leadership roles that span digital, data analytics, marketing and operations. 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 and has recruited a number of women into senior executive and non-executive positions.
  • 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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