Carol Leonard

Head of the Board Practice

Carol Leonard

Head of the Board Practice

Carol is Head of the Board Practice. She specialises in the recruitment of Chairmen, Chief Executives, Non-Executive Directors, Finance Directors, General Counsel and other main Board roles. Carol’s prowess and hands-on approach has contributed to her being dubbed the ‘doyenne of boardroom headhunters’ by the Financial Times.

Prior to its acquisition by Whitehead Mann in 2004, Carol was the Chief Executive and founder of Leonard Hull International, she then ran the Board Practice at Whitehead Mann for five years.

She began her executive search career at Norman Broadbent where she spent four years in the Industrial and Commercial Practice and then became Head of Financial Services. She was previously a financial journalist with The Times, The Evening Standard and Channel Four.

Carol holds a degree in Politics and International Studies from Southampton University and is a Visiting Fellow of the Saïd Business School, at the University of Oxford.

Angela Hocter

Head of Research

Angela Hocter

Head of Research

Angela is Head of Research.

Previously she led the research function within the Board Practice at Whitehead Mann. She was a director of Leonard Hull International, before its acquisition in April 2004. She started her search career at Norman Broadbent where she spent four years, having previously worked with a French management consultancy based in Paris and London.

Angela began her career with the BBC. She holds a History degree from the University of Wales.

Chris Donkin

Head of Industrial & Technology Practice

Chris Donkin

Head of Industrial & Technology Practice

Chris is the Partner responsible for the Industrial & Technology Practice, where he also works within the Board Practice on executive and non-executive appointments.

Chris has a breadth of industrial sector experience encompassing design and product development, manufacturing and supply chain, marketing, sales and service, as well as finance, human resources and other corporate functions. He has particular in-depth knowledge of the global automotive sector and was recently described by the Financial Times as “one of the car industry’s leading head hunters”. Previously Chris was a Senior Client Partner in the Global Industrial Practice at Korn Ferry. Prior to that he was European Managing Partner and then Chief Executive of two boutique executive search firms. He began his career at advertising agency J. Walter Thompson, where he worked with a number of blue chip global industrial clients.

Chris holds a degree in English Literature from the University of Leeds and has been a regular speaker on the subject of leadership at conferences and on professional development programmes, including the CLEPA Global Management Programme at Imperial College London Business School.

Rowena Colthurst

Head of Private Equity Practice

Rowena Colthurst

Head of Private Equity Practice

Rowena is the Partner responsible for private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, alternative investment funds, real estate funds, sovereign wealth funds and family offices.

She also has a specialisation in Emerging Markets and Africa in particular. Previously she was a founding member of Blackwood Group where she spent nine years working on private equity, venture capital, financial services, investment banking and Board searches.

Prior to that she spent six years at The Rose Partnership working in all product areas of investment banking, private equity and professional services. Rowena holds a degree in Latin from the University of Bristol.

Kate Latham

Head of Consumer Practice

Kate Latham

Head of Consumer Practice

Kate is the Partner responsible for the Consumer Practice and is a member of the Inzito Board Practice delivering senior executive and Board appointments across a broad range of consumer businesses.

Kate works with companies to identify the changing capability needed in a highly disrupted and fast moving consumer market. Her experience covers listed, private and private equity backed companies ranging from small and medium sized to FTSE100s, predominantly in the retail and leisure sectors. She has a particular focus on Chief Executive, Chief Financial Officer and Non-Executive Director appointments plus functional leaders in marketing, digital, commercial, operations, merchandising, human resources and supply chain.

Prior to Inzito, Kate was with Norman Broadbent and Heidrick & Struggles. She holds a degree in English from the University of Wales.

Mark Souster

Associate

Mark Souster

Associate

Mark is an Associate who consults with Inzito on project work within the sporting arena.

He has in-depth experience of the sports, leisure and media sectors, having been an award winning sports and news journalist for The Times, BSkyB and the BBC for a total of 25 years. Prior to that, he worked in insurance at Lloyds and in the financial services sector more generally. Mark also has experience of the drinks, property, gaming, family business and charity sectors.

Harry Friend

Associate Partner

Harry Friend

Associate Partner

Harry is an Associate Partner and works on both executive and non-executive searches at main Board level and in the C-Suite beneath the Board. He has over 17 years’ executive search experience across most industry sectors and has completed assignments for some of the largest global brands as well as for smaller niche businesses both publicly listed and private.

At Inzito, Harry works with clients in the industrial and related sectors and with trade and business associations amongst others. His functional role expertise includes Chairman, Non-Executive Director, Chief Executive, Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Affairs Director, Strategy Director, Commercial Director, Chief Information Officer, Chief Digital Officer and Investor Relations appointments.

Prior to joining us, Harry worked at a boutique search firm where he was Head of Executive Search. Here he specialised in hiring senior Corporate Affairs roles including Directors of Corporate Communications, Government Relations, PR and Public Policy in both the UK and in Europe. Prior to this, he was Head of the Financial Services Practice at another boutique search firm. He is a languages graduate and speaks French and Spanish.

Angela de Marco

Consultant

Angela de Marco

Consultant

Angela is a Consultant and works on both executive and non-executive searches. She has specialist knowledge of the retail sector and high levels of expertise in the consumer, luxury, media and telecoms market segments.

Prior to joining us, she worked at JCA group, where she focused on Board and senior level searches across sectors. Angela has a wealth of industry-wide experience that includes seven years as a Senior Associate at Korn Ferry where she worked in their global Consumer practice with a particular focus on the Retail sector.

Angela has a degree in Italian and German from the University of Birmingham.

Nicky Pateman

Consultant

Nicky Pateman

Consultant

Nicky is a Consultant, having joined Inzito following a number of years’ experience in the search industry which has included working on national and international searches across a variety of sectors with Heidrick & Struggles, and more latterly with Odgers.

Prior to joining the executive search sector, Nicky’s experience covered the Lloyd’s insurance market in the City of London, as well as journalism where, amongst other things, she became involved in the documenting of a major national infrastructure project.

Nicky holds a literature degree from the University of Essex, and a Master’s degree from the University of East Anglia.

Alex Thorpe

Consultant

Alex Thorpe

Consultant

Alex is a Consultant and works on both executive and non-executive searches. He has experience of several market sectors including industrial, professional services, not-for-profit and technology.

Prior to joining Inzito, Alex spent three years with Korn Ferry based in London working on a number of Board and senior executive engagements, primarily in the industrial and manufacturing space. He has spent nine years in executive search including earlier work with a number of boutique organisations.

Before entering executive search, Alex was a commissioned officer in the Royal Navy serving in both shore and sea-going appointments. Alex has a degree in Geography from the University of Nottingham.

Ciara Finegan-Taylor

Consultant

Ciara Finegan-Taylor

Consultant

Ciara is a Consultant and works on executive and non-executive roles.  Her functional expertise includes Chief Executive, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Sales Officer and Human Resources Director roles across FTSE listed, large private, SME and private equity-backed businesses.

Previously, Ciara served as a Principal at CTPartners within the Advanced Technology Practice. Prior to this, Ciara spent five years with Odgers Berndtson in the Life Sciences practice before joining the Chief Financial Officer practice. Ciara began her search career with Whitehead Mann in the Global Life Sciences Practice. Earlier in her career, Ciara worked at Merrill Lynch International in London on the Pan European Banks Research Team, and spent the previous four years in Human Resources Officer positions with the Health Service Executive in Ireland.

Ciara graduated from NCI, Dublin with a degree in Accountancy and Human Resource Management and subsequently a Postgraduate Diploma (Distinction) in First Line Management.

Sarah Borsay

Researcher

Sarah Borsay

Researcher

Sarah is a Researcher focused on both executive and non-executive searches across the FTSE350 and beyond. This has included roles for some of the UK’s largest companies as well as technology start-ups.

After graduating with a degree in English from the University of Exeter, Sarah held various administrative and customer service roles for commercial and not-for-profit organisations.

Emily Giles

Research Analyst

Emily Giles

Research Analyst

Emily is a Research Analyst. She assists in the production of research reports for senior executive and non-executive appointments in both listed and private companies.

Emily holds a degree in Biomedical Science from King’s College London.

Kate Shall

Research Analyst

Kate Shall

Research Analyst

Kate is a Research Analyst. Prior to joining us, she worked in the charity sector and spent time travelling in the United States and Central America.

Kate holds an English Literature degree from the University of Edinburgh.

Colleen Brosnan

Executive Assistant

Colleen Brosnan

Executive Assistant

Colleen is an Executive Assistant.

Prior to joining us, Colleen held Executive Assistant and event management roles in a variety of different industries including commodity trading, property development, financial services and PR recruitment. Colleen has spent time travelling in South East Asia and North America and worked at Ernst & Young and ABNAmro in Sydney, Australia. Colleen holds a degree in Business Administration.

Lisa Stavrou

Executive Assistant

Lisa Stavrou

Executive Assistant

Lisa is an Executive Assistant supporting Kate Latham, who heads up the Consumer Practice and Chris Donkin, who heads up the Industrial & Technology Practice.

Prior to joining us, Lisa spent six years as a team assistant with Sheffield Haworth, an executive search firm that specialised in Financial Services. Lisa holds a degree in Classical Studies from King’s College London.

Kelly Healy

Executive Assistant

Kelly Healy

Executive Assistant

Kelly is an Executive Assistant supporting Carol Leonard.

Prior to joining us, Kelly spent six months travelling in South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand and America. She has previously worked in customer services and holds a degree in Media Performance.

Viktoria Frost

Executive Assistant

Viktoria Frost

Executive Assistant

Viktoria is a Receptionist and an Executive Assistant supporting Rowena Colthurst, who is responsible for the Private Equity Practice.

Prior to joining us, Viktoria worked as a Receptionist for Grosvenor Estates. She also previously worked in customer services and holds a degree in Social Work. Viktoria speaks fluent Slovak and Czech.

Yolanda Rodriguez

Finance and HR Manager

Yolanda Rodriguez

Finance and HR Manager

Yolanda is Finance and HR Manager and has over 20 years’ experience in the search industry.

Previously she was Payroll and Pensions Manager for over 200 staff at Whitehead Mann. Prior to that, she was Financial Assistant at Leonard Hull International for three years before its acquisition in 2004. She spent ten years at Norman Broadbent having previously worked in a Spanish bank. Yolanda speaks fluent Spanish.