Richard Plaistowe has a 25-year recruiting effective leaders, building and leading high-performing teams, and developing profitable enterprises.
Richard´s career has been devoted to executive and interim executive search, giving him broadly, cross-sector expertise, in-depth insight into human capital issues and solutions, as well as a strong network in the UK and abroad.
25 years’ experience in executive search and recruitment, including senior management roles, with additional leadership background in HR and operations
Broad functional and industry expertise including human resources, financial services, insurance, professional services, telecoms, transportation and security
Specialised experience recruiting C-level and other senior executives for finance, HR and board roles
Partner, Financial Services EMEA and US with a boutique executive search firm
Associate Director, HR and Board Recruitment and Head of Human Resources Practice at a leading executive-level recruitment consultancy in London
Managing Director of a recruitment start-up funded by a major investment group focused on the security industry
Head of Finance Recruitment with an interim technology recruitment firm; established and led finance practice
Started career as a Recruitment Consultant with a firm specialising in professional services, later advancing to Manager and Associate Director roles; focused primarily on financial services
Global Cross-Sector Practices
Private Equity & Venture Capital
Education & Certifications
Bachelor’s degree (Hons) from University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne