Independent executive search firm Authentic, straight forward advice on senior leadership needs

About Us

Forrester Partners is an independent executive search firm which was founded in 1999. The partnership executes retained executive search and is proud to provide authentic, straight forward advice on senior leadership needs.


All searches are run by one of the partners and Forrester Partners has advised clients across 14 countries.


Bruce Bennett

Bruce began his executive search career for Alexander Mann in 1997, joining Forrester Partners in early 2000. From 2003 to 2009 Bruce set up and ran Forrester Partners’ Continental European practice based from Milan. Since 2009 Bruce has focused on developing Forrester Partners' real estate, investment management and financial services practices in London. Bruce has worked on assignments in the UK, Europe, US and the Far East.


Bruce holds a MA (Hons) in Economic History from Edinburgh University, speaks fluent Italian and is an Advisory Board Member for Spear.

Hugo Codrington

Hugo's early career was in the marketing departments of United Biscuits and Diageo before moving to a consultancy business based in Oxford. Hugo began his headhunting career in 1997 and he founded Forrester Partners in 1999. Hugo has always been based in London but has worked in Europe, US, Middle East and Asia.


Hugo holds a BA (Hons) in Geography from Kings College, London University and a MSc. in Politics of the World Economy from the London School of Economics.


Hugo is an ambassador for Justice and Care and is a shareholder and advisor to Gilpins Gin (voted Best Gin in the world in 2014).

Nick Howard MRICS

Nick started his career qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor in 2003 whilst at CBRE. He then moved into Real Estate Recruitment and spent 13 years at Cobalt Recruitment, most recently as a Director, hiring mid to senior level talent across the property arena. His focus has been hiring into Property Companies, Fund / Investment Managers, Real Estate Private Equity, Sovereign Wealth, Family Offices and Private Practice.


Nick holds a BSc Hons in Real Estate Management from Oxford Brookes University and is a Member of the RICS.

Hugo Hunt

Hugo has over 25 years’ experience of the recruitment industry, embracing a variety of sectors and for the last 15, has primarily focussed on the Investment Management industry. He has run senior assignments across Asset and Wealth Management, Hedge Funds and Family Offices as well as Custody and Platform providers. His specific focus is on Infrastructure recruiting within Audit, Compliance, Legal, Finance, Risk Management and Operations.


Hugo has set up and grown a number of financial market recruitment firms.

Associate Partners

Owen Sharkie

Owen began his career in 2010, working for a FTSE 250 global recruitment business. In 2013 he joined a specialist global buy-side search firm, in their Asset Management division with a specific focus on investment and distribution mandates.
In 2017, Owen joined Forrester Partners as an Associate Partner within the Investment Management team.


Owen holds a BA (Hons) in Archaeology from Cardiff University.

Sophie Tyser

Sophie began her career working within the Fundraising and Major Donor division of a large UK animal science charity. In 2016 she joined the research team at Forrester Partners supporting all executive searches. In 2019 she was made Associate Partner with a focus across the real estate and investment management sectors.


Sophie holds a BA (Hons) in Sociology from Durham University.



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