Human Resources

The best HR leaders are at the forefront of ensuring businesses transform and perform.

HR leaders

Leathwaite’s global HR team works in partnership with CEOs, Boards and HR leaders to secure the best, diverse, HR and human capital talent.

Whether it’s during periods of growth, transformation, mergers and acquisitions, or restructuring, they shape strategic thinking, challenge the status quo, and unlock the potential of people and businesses in uncertain times.

Increasingly, CEOs and Boards recognise the strategic role of the human resources function when addressing business critical challenges. Whether it’s developing inclusive and equitable cultures, building diverse and high performing teams, shaping agile workforces, developing leadership and organisational capabilities or redefining ways of working, HR leaders ensure organizations are able to compete and thrive today and into the future.

From private equity-backed firms to the FTSE 100 and Fortune 500, we apply a sector agnostic view on the market to ensure we unearth and attract the most impactful candidates from the broadest and most diverse talent pools.

With consultants based in North America, Europe and Asia, our HR practice partners with our clients to attract, assess and recruit permanent and interim HR leaders across all disciplines: from Chief HR Officers; Chief People Officers; total reward, compensation and benefits; talent acquisition; talent management; leadership and learning; culture, diversity, equity and inclusion; to HR operations; HR technology, digital and data; organization design and effectiveness; and human capital consulting.

Over the last fifteen years, Leathwaite’s global HR team has worked in partnership with CEOs, Boards, and HR leaders to:

  • Recruit market-leading Chief Human Resources and People Officers
  • Help and advise Chief HR Officers in building first class teams
  • Partner with Private Equity firms to recruit critical HR and human capital talent for both the fund and the portfolio companies
  • Recruit Partners across Human Capital consulting


  • 20%

    Consider leaving their role

    20% of the Chief HR Officers we interviewed would consider leaving their current role with no role to go to.

  • No. 1

    Area for most improvement

    Data and analytics was identified as the number one area the HR function needs to improve to deliver value.

  • 37%

    Chief Data and Analytics Officer

    37% of our survey respondents expect to introduce an HR Chief Data and Analytics Officer in the next 12 months.