Sheffield Haworth Executive Management Committee

Executive Management Committee

Our Executive Management Committee members work well individually and as a team to manage our business and ensure we achieve our commercial objectives.

Alex Cormack

Alex Cormack

Group Managing Director

As group managing director Alex is responsible for the overall management of Sheffield Haworth. Additionally, he oversees the alternative investments business. Alex focuses on senior executive search in financial services, working in partnership with a range of clients including institutional investors, sovereign wealth funds, asset managers, alternative investors and investment banks. Alex has a track record of performing senior searches across several different industry and specialist areas, including at CEO, CIO, CFO and COO level. Alex has worked at Sheffield Haworth since 2004 and, before that, worked on the structured finance desk of a search firm in London. He started his career as an economic and political consultant at the European Economic and Financial Centre. Alex holds a degree in geography from King’s College London. 

Julian Bell

Julian Bell

Managing Director & Head of Americas

As Managing Director of our American office, Julian specialises in roles in corporate banking, investment banking, M & A, equity & debt capital markets, private equity and infrastructure in North America and Latin America. Over the years, he has completed senior assignments in the US, Canada, Mexico and Brazil in addition to the UK, Europe, Russia, the Middle East and South Africa.

Julian joined Sheffield Haworth’s London office in 2004 before moving to New York in 2007. Before joining Sheffield Haworth, he worked in investment banking for 18 years at S.G. Warburg, Morgan Stanley, CSFB and Société Générale in London, Frankfurt and Hong Kong. Julian has a BA in Philosophy, Politics & Economics from The Queen’s College, Oxford. 

Patrick Meehan

Patrick Meehan

Group Finance Director

Patrick is Sheffield Haworth’s finance director and has overall responsibility for the finance function across all Sheffield Haworth group companies. He joined Sheffield Haworth in 2015. Prior to this he worked for GVC Holdings PLC, managing their group financial reporting function. Patrick holds a master’s degree in Finance from the University of Westminster and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2012. Before this, he spent four years working as a consultant with a leading property recruitment firm in London.

Ben Richardson

Ben Richardson

Managing Director

Ben joined Sheffield Haworth in 2017 as part of the acquisition of nbi Consulting where he was CEO. As Managing Director, he leads the Business & Professional Services team globally. Ben has successfully led global search assignments for clients sourcing talent from over 30 countries. He now works across a range of industries and disciplines for several leading global organisations, and has functional and service line experience in digital, analytics, information security, technology, human capital, operations, business development and general management. In addition to traditional searches Ben has delivered a range of talent and mapping programmes.

After graduating from Aston Business School, Ben began his career in the consulting and outsourcing sector before making the transition into executive search. 

Toby Francis

Toby Francis

Chief Commercial Officer

Toby Francis joined Sheffield Haworth in 2018 in the new role of Chief Commercial Officer, with primary responsibility for Talent Acquisition, encompassing hiring, research and training and development. He will also lead co-ordination of Client terms globally. Toby was previously the COO at Omerta where he held similar responsibilities. Toby has a 17 year track-record in Executive Search and brings a wealth of experience in the field and operations platforms having led research functions and talent development plans.