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FUNCTIONAL PRACTICES

Functional Expertise: Finding skilled industry leaders for your business

Top talent isn’t easy to find – unless you know where to look

An evolving economy needs an evolving talent pool

As your industry develops and evolves, so do the job specialisms within your organisations.  These changes require leaders with strong commercial experience who can work collaboratively with the board of directors and senior management to:

Identify and act upon regulatory change and strategic risk
Improve operational and financial effectiveness
Assist in navigating businesses through profound changes in their operating model

Whatever your industry, sub-sector, or talent need, you need a blend of deep expertise and creative thinking. We have the track record and extensive cross-sector networks of talent pools to source the best senior leadership professionals.

If you don’t see your functional need on the list below, contact us and we’ll work with you to find the right talent to help you achieve your goals.

Most common functions we specialise in:

ESG & Sustainability
Financial Officers
Human Resources
Legal
Risk Management & Compliance
Sales & Marketing
Strategy & Transformation
Technology, Data & Operations
ESG & Sustainability

ESG is the future of the corporate world

Issues around companies’ sustainability, social impact and governance will be at the forefront of the corporate world for the foreseeable future.

It’s no longer enough that firms are successful financially. They must also prove they are not negatively affecting the world around them. Whether in terms of organisations’ climate impact, their effect on local communities, or their approach to diversity and inclusion, ESG analysis and reporting is becoming the focal point for this new frontier.

Finding the right match in an area of high conviction

Perhaps you’re an asset manager looking to integrate ESG into the investment process. Or you’re an insurer thinking about how ESG can impact your top and bottom line.

Whatever your challenge, talented ESG experts are scarce. That’s why you need a partner with experience in this area to help with your ESG talent needs – whether that be executive search, interim solutions, consulting, or talent advisory and coaching.

When you work with Sheffield Haworth, you can lean on the breadth of our specialist industry expertise and our understanding of the particular challenges that come with successfully matching the convictions of quality ESG candidates with firms’ ambitions.  

We specialise in:

Head of ESG
ESG Analyst
Head of Sustainability
ESG Reporting
Corporate Social Responsibility Managers

Selected mandates

CEO, US Boutique ESG Manager
Head of ESG, UK Boutique
Head of Fixed Income, ESG Real Asset Manager
Head of ESG, Europe, Real Estate Investor
Senior ESG Investment Analyst, European Asset Manager
ESG Investment Team Build, US Asset Manager
LEAD CONSULTANTS
Tom Eagar
Tom Eagar

Associate Consultant

Alex Cormack
Alex Cormack

Group Managing Director

Oli Templeton
Oli Templeton

Executive Director

FINANCIAL OFFICERS

Your next CFO needs to be exceptional

Increasingly, Chief Financial Officers are tasked with driving strategic decisions and mitigating emerging risks for their organisations. It’s no longer enough for your CFO to know the numbers and existing regulatory requirements. Now they need to be able to anticipate new regulation, report on a wider variety of metrics than ever before and understand how new technologies are changing and disrupting your industry and your business.

Finding the financial leaders your business requires

Whether you’re a public company, privately-owned or a private-equity backed business, our team at Sheffield Haworth can help you with all your board-level leadership needs. 

Whatever your short, medium, and long-term requirements, our decades of experience and unparalleled market knowledge mean we can help. This includes interim solutions for short-term leadership or critical cover, executive search for permanent senior leadership roles, and talent advisory to help with your succession planning, diversity and inclusion strategies and coaching and development programmes.

We specialise in:

Chief Financial Officers
Divisional Finance Directors
Financial Control
Financial Planning and Analysis
Corporate Development
Investor Relations
Internal Audit
Treasury
Tax

Selected mandates – FS focused and Corporate focused

CFO, European Asset Manager
International CFO, Global Asset Manager
Head of Investor Relations, Top 5 US Bank
Finance COO, Top 5 US Bank
Finance Director, Listed Renewables Fund
CFO, Leading European Private Equity House
Treasurer, European Universal Bank
Group CFO, FTSE 250 Wealth Manager
CFO & Partner, Wealth Manager
International CFO, Insurance Broker
LEAD CONSULTANTS
Justin Gault

Managing Director

Sonjay Vishnupad
Sonjay Vishnupad

Managing Director

Abhishek Vats

Managing Director and Head of Middle East

Oli Templeton
Oli Templeton

Executive Director

HUMAN RESOURCES

Attracting and retaining the best talent is key to business success

Organisations need top talent to compete in an increasingly volatile and rapidly-evolving business world, and your human resources leaders are pivotal to this.

Organisations need senior HR professionals who can continually adapt and change while sourcing and developing the right talent to help drive business performance.

Your HR function needs to work with your executive teams to develop an integrated talent management model and futureproof your workforce by developing and engaging new and existing talent.

Sheffield Haworth’s global reach across the financial services, business and professional services, corporate and technology industries means that we have access to a wealth of cross-sector Human Resources talent.

In addition to sourcing permanent HR executive leaders, if your business lacks specific technical knowledge or strategic expertise, requires executive leadership capability or is undergoing change, our network of highly qualified, executive HR interim leaders can provide the flexible short- to mid-term support you need. 

Our dedicated talent advisory practice can also help you to:

Build and implement diversity and inclusion programmes and strategies
Succession plan
Set up talent coaching
Apply talent assessment for recruitment or development
LEAD CONSULTANTS
Tom Forrest
Tom Forrest

Managing Director

Helen Tudor

Managing Director

Oli Templeton
Oli Templeton

Executive Director

LEGAL

Legal officers are now crucial to sustainable business growth

With more complex regulatory environments across almost all industries, and the continuous evolution of technology presenting new complexities around risk management, data security, and intellectual property, one thing is clear. You need to strengthen the skills base of your legal departments.

You need specialists across multiple fields, and senior leaders able to develop robust and effective advisory services to help your organisation navigate a path through this increasing uncertainty. You need legal officers who can motivate and drive change, as well as advise.

We specialise in:

General Counsel
Chief Legal Officers
Head of Litigation

At Sheffield Haworth, we work closely with your to understand your culture and strategic priorities, so that we can partner with you as effectively as possible to provide the best solution for your talent needs – whether that’s executive search, independent consulting, executive interim or talent advisory.

Every talent engagement includes a focus on diversity and inclusion, with an approach that helps to mitigate selection bias and emphasises the value of diversity of thought, so you know you’ll always get access to the best talent.

LEAD CONSULTANTS
Michelle Henry
Michelle Henry

Managing Director

Sonjay Vishnupad
Sonjay Vishnupad

Managing Director

James Strover

Executive Director

Paul DeCoster
Paul DeCoster

Executive Director

Abhishek Vats

Managing Director and Head of Middle East

Oli Templeton
Oli Templeton

Executive Director

Risk Management & Compliance

Helping to build the risk and compliance functions of the future

As new regulatory regimes continue to evolve across the world, the demands on senior risk and compliance talent are changing. Our clients not only need leaders with risk and compliance experience, they also need leaders with the essential skills to break down siloes, encourage cooperation, influence the C-suite, promote diversity and inclusion, and help identify and train the talent of the future.  

Whether augmenting your senior risk and compliance teams to support your long-term strategy or   whether you need an interim solution for a specific role, Sheffield Haworth’s extensive network of top risk management and compliance specialists means we’ll always be able to source the right talent. Our risk management and compliance consultants have real industry expertise and hands-on experience from working in financial institutions and advisory firms across the world.

We have a track record of successfully placing talent in the following roles:

Chief Risk Officer
Enterprise Risk Management
Market Risk
Credit Risk
Operational Risk
Technology and Cyber Risk
Reputational Risk
Chief Compliance Officer
Financial Crime Compliance
Anti-Money Laundering
Advisory
Central Compliance
Monitoring Surveillance and Testing
Regulatory Affairs

Case studies

Executive Risk Leadership Team Build
Global Investment Bank – Risk Transformation Project
Team Build out across core functions
LEAD CONSULTANTS
Michelle Henry
Michelle Henry

Managing Director

Sonjay Vishnupad
Sonjay Vishnupad

Managing Director

James Strover

Executive Director

Paul DeCoster
Paul DeCoster

Executive Director

Abhishek Vats

Managing Director and Head of Middle East

Matthew Helfet

Associate Consultant