James Lawrence-Brown

Partner | Hong Kong | Singapore

Splitting his time between Hong Kong and Singapore, James leads the Asia practice. With over twenty years in Asia, he has worked with a range of corporate, financial services and professional services clients across their regional and country CEO requirements and broader C-level technology, operations, innovation, digital, data and advisory leadership needs. James is central to several of the firm’s key client relationships across the region.

James is the global practice lead for Leathwaite’s strategy and transformation practice working with professional services organisations, growth equity funds and multinational corporations, focusing on performance improvement, value creation, innovation, consulting, change and transformation. Within the team he specializes in consulting, finance and operations.

James joined Leathwaite in 2016 from Spencer Stuart, where he spent seven years in the financial services and financial officer practices. James brings to his search work broad international experience, through his time in Asia and in previous executive search roles in London and Frankfurt. He is a member of the Council of the Asia Pacific, Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC).​