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.