Heidrick & Struggles

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Heidrick & Struggles serves the executive talent and leadership needs of the world's top organisations as the premier provider of leadership consulting, culture shaping and senior-level executive search services. Heidrick & Struggles pioneered the profession of executive search more than 60 years ago. Today, the firm serves as a trusted advisor, providing integrated leadership solutions and helping its clients change the world, one leadership team at a time.

Ben Twynam, head of practice leisure & hospitality, UK for Heidrick & Struggles

Ben Twynam leads Heidrick & Struggles’ Leisure and Hospitality Practice in the UK and is a member of the firm’s global Consumer Practice. Heidrick & Struggles serves the executive talent and leadership needs of the world’s top organisation as the premier provider of leadership consulting, culture shaping and senior-level executive services. Heidrick & Struggles pioneered the profession of executive search more than 60 years ago. Today the firm serves as a trusted advisor, providing integrated leadership solutions and helping its clients change the world, one leadership at a time.

Ben’s leadership consulting experience encompasses recruitment, assessment and development of management teams. He has successfully led assignments to search for CEOs, functional heads and other senior roles for Leisure and Hospitality businesses and has a track record of advising public, private or private equity backed companies. As leaders in the field of thought leadership, Heidrick & Struggles is well placed to help the industry find great leadership and talent to enable growth.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Ben worked for another global executive search firm where he spent six years in London and Hong Kong leading projects across the consumer sector. He has also led Chief Customer Officer Projects across multiple sectors. Ben is a member of the British Hospitality Association, the British Retail Consortium and has sat on the World Tourism Forum’s Think Tank.

Heidrick & Struggles is also delighted to be partnering with the British Hospitality Association on “The Leadership Report”, an extensive report talking to leaders from a variety of top tier hospitality businesses in the UK which is set to launch at the end of April 2015.

He says: “The hospitality sector is the most exciting and dynamic part of the consumer market. It is hard to think of another sector that will allow both graduates and non graduates to have fun, be challenged and progress quickly. Hospitality businesses do tend to be truly meritocractic, you will find lots of examples of CEOs who started in entry level roles in a small hospitality company and now run a multinational or visa versa. There is not just one way to the top in this sector…which is what makes it so interesting”

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