New hire: Heather Barnes joins as Partner

20 Sep 2022

Heather Barnes joins Leathwaite as Partner in Global Technology & Digital Officers practices.


Leathwaite is proud to welcome Heather Barnes as a Partner based in London.

Heather joins in our global Technology & Digital practices bringing a wealth of experience as a trusted advisor to some of the world’s leading firms. Her depth of knowledge across the technology, digital and data landscape will complement Leathwaite’s twenty year track record in this market and Heather will play a critical role in our continued diversification of our client coverage across markets including consumer, technology, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, and industrials.

Heather was most recently a Partner with a leading UK boutique search firm and brings a stellar track record working with a number of premier executive search and leadership advisory firms. After gaining a Masters in History from the University of Edinburgh, Heather joined the Digital & Technology practice at Boyden before spending a number of years with Korn Ferry and The Miles Partnership in the Information Officer and Board practices respectively.

A strong advocate of diversity, equality and inclusion, Heather has played a critical role in advising her clients on the evolving technology talent landscape and has been responsible for a number of landmark diverse appointments in a fiercely competitive market. With Leathwaite’s purpose of “creating meaningful change through exceptional people”, we look forward to leveraging Heather’s contribution as to how we advise our clients and shape the markets we operate in.

We are absolutely thrilled that Heather has chosen to join Leathwaite. We have long admired Heather’s impact, presence and reputation in the technology, digital and data market, and we look forward to integrating her unique experience and perspectives into what remains Leathwaite’s largest and most established practice. We have led technology search and advisory work for over 22 years but have always worked to evolve and ensure we create the best possible value and experience for our clients and candidates. We look forward to Heather becoming an intrinsic part of this continued development, diversification and growth.


We are extremely pleased that Heather has agreed to join Leathwaite. She is a leading player in the Technology, Digital and Data market and her clients clearly value her insight, guidance and unique perspective on this rapidly changing market. Building on Leathwaite’s stellar track record in the Technology Leadership arena, Heather’s expertise across a range of sectors will be central to our continued expansion and coverage across multiple sectors and markets.