Simon Hill

Sector activity: Industrial – Media & Entertainment – Technology – Real Estate & Construction – Financial Services – Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical & Healthcare – Business & Professional Services – Board Services

Simon Hill, Hill Coates Associates’ Managing Consultant, has been passionate about “headhunting” ever since leaving school and meeting a search consultant for advice on how to pass job interviews. His early career took him in another direction but his fascination with the Search industry, strategy, people and the variety of the business world never abated. Leadership and the contribution it makes is another passion which Simon was able to see at work in his time with the British Army, principally as a Reservist officer. He continues to support to the Services community as Chairman of The Rifles London Club. Simon is also Chairman of the Rosie Kay Dance Trust and a director and trustee of the Emmaus Leadership Programme.

Simon recognises Executive Search’s pedigree as a branch of management consultancy, where corporate strategy is meaningless without the right people to lead it. Simon says a successful “head-hunter” understands his client’s business and then improves it by placing the right catalyst in the right role. Simon leads searches in the UK and abroad as well as running the Board Search/Non-Exec practice. Simon leads Hill Coates Associates’ activities amongst the Private Equity community, the work of which is another fascination.

Simon is married to Sally and they have a number of interests spanning country sports, the outdoors, food and wine and the arts; their son is the professional counter tenor, Tim Clifford Hill. They live with their three dogs in a Georgian farmhouse in Oxfordshire.