Sarah Crawshaw joins Leathwaite to lead the company’s functional executive search expertise within Strategic Communications and Corporate Affairs.

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Hong Kong, KH January 28th 2021 – Leathwaite, the world’s leading executive search & leadership talent specialists for corporate functions, is proud to announce the addition of Sarah Crawshaw,, as a Director to lead the company’s executive search practice globally for Strategic Communications, Government Affairs and Investor Relations. She will also support clients with Chief Marketing Officer and digital marketing leadership appointments across the Asia region.

Sarah joins from Taylor Bennett Heyman, where she served as Managing Director, Asia Pacific having opened the Hong Kong office in 2014. Sarah is a trusted and credible advisor to a range of business leaders across financial services, professional services and corporate communities including healthcare, FMCG, automotive and technology across the Asia Pacific region. She also has extensive experience consulting to businesses on organizational design and competency framework development.

Commenting on the key motivations behind her move, Sarah explained:

“Leathwaite has been a company I have admired for several years and to now join them to assist in their continued expansion, not just within the Asia Pacific region, but globally, is an incredible opportunity. For me, culture was a key consideration for choosing my next role and company, and Leathwaite’s culture is unrivalled; it immediately welcomes you, engages you and encourages collaboration with your colleagues. I can already see why the company has been making such strides in recent years and it’s a pleasure to now have the opportunity to contribute to this growth.”

The addition of Sarah is another senior hire for Leathwaite following the recent addition of Shannon Silsby, who joined Leathwaite’s New York office in January to launch the company’s global marketing practice.

“We are thrilled to welcome Sarah to Leathwaite to further expand our functional expertise into the Strategic Communications, Investor Relations and Government Affairs arena. Sarah brings an unrivalled track record of delivery within executive search for this function as well as an outstanding professional reputation and network as an active board member of the Institute for Public Relations.”

Commented James Lawrence-Brown, Partner Asia Pacific for Leathwaite.

“Sarah will also partner with colleagues in our Commercial & Digital practice to deliver our existing work supporting a range of clients with their chief marketing & digital marketing leadership requirements.”

James Lawrence-Brown went onto explain how Sarah’s appointment will have an impact that goes beyond the Asia Pacific region:

“We are on course for further growth throughout 2021 working with a wide spectrum of organizations to identify specialist functional leadership globally. Sarah will form a strong partnership with Shannon Silsby, who has also recently joined to launch our global marketing practice, and together will add substantial value to our clients through their combined global candidate networks.”

About Leathwaite

Leathwaite: The world’s leading Executive Search & Leadership Talent specialists for Corporate Functions.

Leathwaite is an award-winning executive search and human capital specialist firm, delivering an interconnected range of executive search, executive interim and data & insight services.

Since establishing the business in 1999, Leathwaite has developed key global client partnerships across a range of industry sectors, with the world’s most ambitious and innovative firms. Headquartered in London, Leathwaite has a network of international offices in New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Zurich.

The company is guided by one clear purpose – ‘To Create Meaningful Change Through Exceptional People’, which drives the internal culture of the business whilst contributing to make Leathwaite a leading brand within the executive search and human capital advisory industry.