August Leadership Establishes London Office

LONDON, March 31, 2020/ — One of the USA’s fastest growing executive search firms announces new European stronghold.

August Leadership has opened its London office. The global executive search firm that’s disrupting the established model of executive search has made another step forward in establishing a global presence.

The international executive search partnership, headquartered in New York, already conducts many searches in Europe and Asia. Having Partners based in London will help serve US-based clients as well as European companies.

‘August Leadership was born from a belief that executive search could be better. London is one of the most important cities for executive search in the world, and we are looking forward to growing quickly there. ” Asad Haider, Founder and CEO, August Leadership.

Alastair Paton, John Purkiss, Peter Bowstead.

Managing Partner for Europe Alastair Paton is joined by Partners Peter Bowstead and John Purkiss:

Peter Bowstead, a Zimbabwean national, worked in leadership roles in the industrial, finance, trading, transportation and logistics industries in Africa, North America, Europe and Asia. For nearly 30 years, he has led, owned and developed global search practices, personally conducting over 275 retained mandates in 60+ countries, so he brings extensive experience to the August Leadership team. Peter’s deep interest is in the development of sustainable solutions to business problems.

John Purkiss has more than 20 years’ experience in executive search and is renowned as a thought-leader in this field. He was a partner with one of the largest global firms, and has since run his own business. Prior to that, John had a successful career in financial services, in Europe and the USA. John is a popular keynote speaker as well as the co-author of three published books: How to be Headhunted, Brand You and The Power of Letting Go.

“This is an important start to our European story as we work with our clients, today and tomorrow, to solve their leadership talent challenges.” Kimberly Bishop, Chairman Advisory Board and Managing Partner, August Leadership

The team will be based in Mayfair.