Managing Director of Leadership Services appointed in the UK

September 25, 2017

Leading global recruitment consultancy and search firm makes key appointment to lead planned growth.

Harvey Nash Group plc, the global recruitment consultancy and IT outsourcing provider and a leading search firm in the UK and Nordics, has appointed Simon Drake as Managing Director of Leadership Services in the UK. The role oversees Harvey Nash Executive Search and Impact Executives in the UK.

Drake has been brought in to help support planned growth for the business, both through organic growth and acquisition. He joins with a wealth of industry experience providing leaders across the private, public and third sector, and has a long track record of growing search and interim businesses. He was previously on the operating board of Penna Plc, and has chaired the Interim Management Association (IMA).

Magnus Tegborg, chairman of Harvey Nash Plc Leadership Services Division, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Simon to the team. His fresh approach will really help to support the strategic development of the business, creating a cohesive vision across the executive search, executive interim, leadership consulting and board services divisions.”

Simon Drake added: “This is an exciting time to be joining the business, and to spearhead the growth of Harvey Nash Executive Search and Impact Executives. I am looking forward to supporting both client and team growth.

“The Group’s international reach, high quality and values-based approach, along with brand strength, ideally places it as a partner to provide board and leadership advice. And for organisations facing technology, or digital change within their industry and business models, Harvey Nash is well positioned to support with the executive and leadership talent for the future.”

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