Stuart Higson

Director | New York

Stuart is a Director in Leathwaite’s New York office. He specializes in the financial services and market infrastructure sectors with functional expertise in placing Chief Financial Officers, Chief Auditors and their direct reports. Stuart also leads benchmarking and market intelligence exercises globally. Stuart has been with Leathwaite since 2014, spending five years in the U.K. before relocating to the U.S. in 2019. Prior to Leathwaite, Stuart led research for the Corporate Officers practice at Sheffield Haworth, assisting with the delivery of executive search mandates across the finance, legal, compliance and technology functions within financial services firms across EMEA and the U.S. Stuart began his executive search career with a front office boutique, leading search assignments within investment banking.


Stuart graduated from the University of Southampton, England with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Politics and International Relations.