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Harvey Nash Group Appoints Simon Drake as MD of Leadership Services in UK

Leading global recruitment consultancy and search firm makes key appointment to lead planned growth

Harvey Nash Group plc, the global recruitment consultancy and IT outsourcing provider and a leading search firm in the UK and Nordics, has appointed Simon Drake as managing director of leadership services in the UK. The role oversees Harvey Nash Executive Search and Impact Executives in the UK.

Drake has been brought in to help support planned growth for the business, both through organic growth and acquisition. He joins with a wealth of industry experience providing leaders across the private, public and third sector, and has a long track record of growing search and interim businesses. He was previously on the operating board of Penna Plc, and has chaired the Interim Management Association (IMA).

Magnus Tegborg, chairman of Harvey Nash Plc Leadership Services Division, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Simon to the team. His fresh approach will really help to support the strategic development of the business, creating a cohesive vision across the executive search, executive interim, leadership consulting and board services divisions.”

Simon Drake added: "This is an exciting time to be joining the business, and to spearhead the growth of Harvey Nash Executive Search and Impact Executives. I am looking forward to supporting both client and team growth.

"The Group's international reach, high quality and values-based approach, along with brand strength, ideally places it as a partner to provide board and leadership advice. And for organisations facing technology, or digital change within their industry and business models, Harvey Nash is well positioned to support with the executive and leadership talent for the future."


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Notes to editors:

About Harvey Nash Executive Search
Harvey Nash Executive Search specialises in the search and development of the outstanding executives of today, and senior managers who will become the visionary leaders of tomorrow.

For over three decades, we have served as a trusted partner to many of the world’s leading businesses, governments and institutions.

Harvey Nash Executive Search is part of Harvey Nash plc., a $US1BN recruitment and outsourcing group with over 40 offices globally, and listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Find out more at www.harveynash.com/executive.

For further information, please contact:
Michelle Smith
michelle.smith@harveynash.com
+44 20 7333 2677