James Rust


London office

Equitable House,
47 King William Street,

Executive Summary

James is one of Leathwaite’s founding partners and is Head of New Propositions, responsible for developing new business streams for the company. His main areas of expertise are retail, insurance, digital, distribution and product. He previously started and grew Leathwaite’s Executive Interim practice and was also a Non-Executive Director to Hiring-Hub, an online recruitment marketplace.

Prior to Leathwaite, James spent two years with Armstrong International with the remit to build a search business focused on finance and operations within investment banking and asset management. Before this he spent five years working in recruitment, successfully building a similarly aligned team, eventually numbering 30, at Robert Walters.