Tom Hughes

Tom Hughes

Director, Europe Leadership & Governance

Tom has eight years of dedicated executive search experience covering Chief Operating Office and Governance positions including; internal audit, risk management, compliance, financial crime, legal and COO. His client base includes both regulated and non-regulated start-ups, banking and insurance firms.

Tom has been fortunate to develop new geographical coverage alongside leading specialists in the start-up and financial services recruitment environment, including expertise in recruiting senior-level professionals working in Switzerland, Germany and France as well as assignments across the BeNeLux region. His start-up clients are regularly identified as leaders and pioneers across their respective industries, as well as supporting top tier Investment Banks and Venture Capital firms.

Tom is a self-described petrolhead enjoying his downtime buried in anything with two or four wheels.

Clients and candidates recognise Tom for his in-depth and thorough understanding of key regulatory developments and demands faced by his clients. He takes great pride in understanding new tools and technologies entering the world of governance and aims to utilise his skillset to find the best subject-matter experts to support enhancements across the governance community. 

Typical mandates will require candidates that have been educated and trained through the top Management or Strategy consulting practices or within top tier banking or insurance firms. Roles hired include audit, risk, compliance, legal or COO disciplines predominantly in support of start-up organisations and financial services clientele in Europe.