Sayer Haworth is an Executive Search and Interim Solutions Advisory firm providing expertise to the Financial Services Sector. We have a particular track record by partnering with SME Banks, Challenger Banks and Fintechs.
The team at Sayer Haworth has an unrivalled deep understanding and knowledge of the Financial Services Industry coupled with an extensive network. We take pride delivering High Standards coupled with Speed, knowing that when a resource is needed it is on the whole a critical requirement. Our ethos is to be Personal by really understanding you’re the requirements with a clear passion to provide the best service in the industry.
Our core values of client focus, integrity and diligence ensure that all interactions with Sayer Haworth are personal and tailored to each individual.
Abbie has over 15 years of experience within recruitment and leads Sayer Haworth’s Executive Development practice. Abbie is a qualified practitioner within a respected psychometric tool.
This unique psychometric instrument increases self-awareness by providing a unique portrait of your overall personality; including your positive traits, hidden potential and methods you can adopt to cope better under pressure. You will also discover practical actions for improved communication, teamwork and leadership and ways you can increase your potential.
With our clients agreement we look to incorporate the psychometric profiling within an executive search.
Outside the office, Abbie has a keen interest in animals, which mainly includes her two lively German pointers.
James has been within recruitment in the Financial Services sector for over 18 years, having lived and worked in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. James has acted as a trusted business partner to source senior leaders for local and multinational organisations.
James has gained progressive industry experience and brings an in-depth knowledge to a senior search project. James focuses on forming long-term partnerships with his clients in order to offer a truly consultative service built on time investment, integrity and a considered service delivery to generate the right solution.
Outside of work, James is an RFU Referee, has two active dogs and enjoys international sporting events.
Practice Leader – Board Appointments
Andrea has worked in the recruitment sector for more than 20 years, initially specialising in recruiting senior financial professionals in the UK before moving into Executive Search. Having sourced talent across a breadth of disciplines in C-Suite roles including COO, CFO, CEO and in niche senior Managerial roles, Andrea delivers a uniquely personalised service – focusing on understanding a client’s needs and matching requirements with a tailored search including market mapping, identification of talent, engagement and screening.
Andrea has advised and worked in Executive search with clients in a variety of sectors including financial services, fintech, retail, fast-growth emerging technology, real estate and distribution, utilising her search experience across a diverse range of ownership/management structures including privately owned family businesses, SMEs, PLCs, private equity backed and VC backed.
Outside of work, Andrea enjoys hill- walking with her energetic Spaniel, yoga and bee-keeping.
Practice Leader – Legal, Compliance, Risk
Sophia specialises in C-Suite to managerial positions for mid-sized Financial Services firms, with a leaning towards partnering with investment management clients. Sophia’s career includes direct industry experience, having worked as a paralegal at a City law firm and spent a year with a global investment firm as a relationship manager. Over several years within executive search she has developed a network within several business functions, with the strongest track record in second line placements.
Sophia studied at UCL, obtaining a 2.1 degree in History and then completed the Law Conversion. Over her career, Sophia has developed a strong network and a keen understanding of market conditions and hiring requirements.
Outside of work Sophia enjoys painting, tennis, surfing and chess.