Andrew Wallace

Founder and Chair | London

As Chair, and one of Leathwaite’s four founding partners, Andrew leads the Board. He oversees the strategy and direction of the firm, assesses progress against its global ambition and supports the managing partners in ensuring Leathwaite achieves its goals. He leads on culture, ESG and purpose ensuring the firm is fully focused on creating meaningful change. He is also a member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council.  

Andrew currently splits his time between our New York and London offices, and travels regularly to Leathwaite’s Asia and Continental Europe offices. Having been an executive search and business leader for over 30 years, Andrew has advised many business leaders, executive committees and chief HR officers around the world on their talent and human capital needs. He has completed searches in more than 20 countries. 

Prior to taking on the chair role, Andrew was Leathwaite’s Managing Partner for six years, leading the business through the COVID pandemic and then through a period of unprecedented growth. Andrew had always loved building businesses through his career, having grown and lead Leathwaite’s HR practice in addition to the Global Risk, Compliance and Legal teams and the firm’s executive interim business. 

Andrew and his wife Lizzie have three amazing grown up children. He’s a regular speaker through Founders 4 School, inspiring students into careers. And his passions include snowboarding, golf and most things involving some adventure and adrenaline.