Leathwaite welcomes Partner Hypatia Kingsley

23 May 2024

Hypatia Kingsley joins Leathwaite as Partner and Head of the Americas

Leathwaite, the functional search specialist, has announced the appointment of Hypatia Kingsley as Partner and Head of the Americas effective 3 June 2024. Hypatia brings over two decades of experience from Spencer Stuart, where she played pivotal roles across multiple geographies. During her time there, Hypatia demonstrated remarkable leadership, notably in her role as the builder and leader of the Greater China business, overseeing operations in Beijing, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. Hypatia returned to the US in 2017 as a partner within the financial services practice, working to build best in class leadership teams for some of the world’s leading financial institutions.

Hypatia’s appointment reflects Leathwaite’s ongoing commitment to attracting top-tier talent and enhancing its position as the leading functional search specialist.

“We are thrilled to welcome Hypatia to the firm. The Americas is our largest region, and Hypatia’s impressive track record and expertise will undoubtedly strengthen our business and reinforce our commitment to delivering exceptional talent solutions for our clients. Hypatia is also widely recognized for her passionate advocacy for diversity, equity, and inclusion, talent development, and culture. Her appointment underscores Leathwaite’s dedication to fostering an inclusive and dynamic workplace culture for both our colleagues and our clients”.

Leathwaite Co-Managing Partner Tom Pemberton

“I am excited to join Leathwaite and lead the Americas business. “I’m inspired by Leathwaite’s commitment to service excellence, sustainable leadership and the development of exceptional talent. I look forward to working with the entire global team to drive impactful solutions for our clients.”

Hypatia Kingsley