Press Release

Russell Reynolds Associates Hires Tom Hicks


February 24, 2020

Russell Reynolds Associates, a leading global leadership advisory and search firm, today announced that Tom Hicks has joined the firm to lead the UK Insurance Practice and to play a key role on the Global Financial Services team. Based in London, Hicks joins Russell Reynolds Associates with more than 20 years of executive search experience and is a trusted client advisor to leaders across the insurance industry.

As a Consultant on the Financial Services team, Hicks will be responsible for continuing to build the firm’s presence in the insurance market, with a particular focus on recruitment and leadership advisory mandates at the executive and board levels.

Hicks will report to James Roome, UK Country Manager for Russell Reynolds Associates. Roome said, “We are delighted to welcome Tom to the team. His track record clearly demonstrates his ability to develop trusted long-term relationships with senior clients across a wide range of organizations, having worked with FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and Fortune 500 companies, as well as major private equity investors on a regular basis.

“We have built a market-leading position in the sector, driven by the leadership of Deborah Howard, and Tom is the perfect candidate to take on the directorship of this team when Deborah retires from her full-time role later this year. Companies in this industry face significant challenges in areas that include digitization, continued regulatory change and changing consumer habits. In addition, as in other markets, we expect to see an increased focus on developing progressive workplace environments with sustainability and D&I high on the agenda. Tom is exceedingly well placed to advise clients on the management structures they need to meet those challenges.”

Hicks joins Russell Reynolds Associates from another global search and advisory firm where he was a Senior Client Partner, co-leading the firm’s UK Insurance Practice. He holds a BA in history from the University of Reading.

About Russell Reynolds Associates
Russell Reynolds Associates is a global leadership advisory and search firm. Our 470+ consultants in 46 offices work with public, private and nonprofit organizations across all industries and regions. We help our clients build teams of transformational leaders who can meet today’s challenges and anticipate the digital, economic and political trends that are reshaping the global business environment. From helping boards with their structure, culture and effectiveness to identifying, assessing and defining the best leadership for organizations, our teams bring their decades of expertise to help clients address their most complex leadership issues. We exist to improve the way the world is led.

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Russell Reynolds Associates
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Russell Reynolds Associates Hires Tom Hicks