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Additional senior appointments bolster the Harvey Nash UK team

London, UK, 22nd January 2015 - Harvey Nash Executive Search has announced two recent senior hires to the UK operations. Philip Davies joins the team to lead the UK's Leadership Consulting team and Richard Simmonds joins as Director within the Industry Practice.

Philip Davies will be adding fresh momentum to the existing business in the UK and work closely with the market leading Harvey Nash Alumni Leadership practice across the Nordics. Davies has over twenty years consulting experience including leadership of large-scale HR change projects in the fields of assessment, leadership development, team building and recruitment. With a career combining corporate roles and entrepreneurial start-ups in the UK and the Middle East with Propel, Philip has also held Managing Consultant roles with Penna and Hudson.

Richard Simmonds joins Harvey Nash as Director within the Industry Practice, based in London. Simmonds was previously with Futurestep, which he joined as Head of Practice for Industry and Professional Services, before more recently being appointed as Head of Search for the UK business. Simmonds started his career in the Royal Navy, before joining as a trader within UBS, specialising in the Australian and New Zealand government and corporate markets.

After six successful years in the banking world, Simmonds left to join a boutique consultancy where he went on to become a Director leading on construction, engineering and professional services within these sectors. Throughout his career, Simmonds has successfully developed a strong presence across the industrial sector, focusing on originating and executing assignments for high profile infrastructure, support services and professional services clients. 

Commenting on the recent senior appointments, Nigel Parslow, MD of Harvey Nash Executive Search UK said: "Phil brings significant expertise as we grow our broader offer beyond executive search. We recognise the need of our clients who expect a true leadership offering and Phil adds considerable capability to our existing international capability within leadership consulting."

"We are delighted to have Richard join the UK search division. Richard brings particular expertise to what is already a strong market presence both here in the UK and abroad." 


About Harvey Nash:

Established in 1988, Harvey Nash has supported many of the world's leading organisations to recruit, source and manage the highly skilled talent they need to succeed in an increasingly competitive and technology driven world.

With 7,000 professionals in 43 offices across the USA, Europe and Asia, the Group has the reach and resources of a global organisation, whilst fostering a culture of innovation and agility that empowers its people to respond to constantly changing client needs. We work with clients, both large and small, to deliver a portfolio of services: executive search, professional recruitment and outsourcing.

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