Sam Bell

Director | London

Sam is a Director in Leathwaite’s core Technology & Operations practice in the London office, focusing on C-Suite leadership positions within listed, and high-growth companies.

Prior to Leathwaite, Sam was a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ London office and a member of the global Financial Technology Practice. He focused on C-level relationships and placements across data, analytics, technology, operations, strategy, and change functions within a broad range of financial services clients.

From 2016, Sam led much of Heidrick & Struggles’ technology, analytics, and operations work with insurance and asset management clients across the EMEA region. In addition to this, he continued to work across the broader financial technology industry including data providers, software vendors, IT services organizations, consultancies, and venture capital and private equity firms.


Sam holds a Masters’ degree from the University of Edinburgh.