Our team

Our team

Bruce Bennett

Bruce Bennett

Partner

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, and investment management 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.

Hugo Codrington

Hugo Codrington

Partner

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 Howard MRICS

Partner

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.

Owen Sharkie

Owen Sharkie

Partner

Owen began his career in 2010, working for the FTSE 250 global recruitment business, Page Group. In 2013 he joined Drayton Finch, the specialist global buy-side executive 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. In 2021, he was then promoted to Partner, with the continued focus on leading the development and expansion of our fundamental equities business, across both the hedge fund and asset management client bases.

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

Lottie Cutcliffe

Lottie Cutcliffe

Associate Partner

Lottie’s career spans over 25 years in the City, working for Merrill Lynch, Dresdner, Commerzbank, including consultation for Churchill Capital and joined Forrester Partners in 2022 to help expand the buy-side client base.

She brings expertise in equity, equity-linked and credit asset classes to Hedge Funds and Asset Managers.

She graduated in Business and Finance from Oxford Brookes University and holds a certificate from CISL in Business Sustainability Management.

Sophie Tyser

Sophie Tyser

Associate Partner

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 within Real Estate working on mandates across the UK and Europe.

Sophie holds a BA (Hons) in Sociology from Durham University and is a member of Ladies in Real Estate (LIRE).

Rosie Hamilton

Rosie Hamilton

Associate Partner

Rosie began her career at Cobalt Recruitment in 2011, joining Forrester Partners in 2023. From 2011 to 2016 she worked as part of the General Practice team at Cobalt, hiring individuals at a mid to senior level. She also hired extensively across the Property Research & Strategy market and has an extensive network in this field. Rosie then worked at Cushman & Wakefield, sourcing senior talent for the EMEA business, assisting with wider recruitment needs and planning future hires across the business. She has worked on assignments in the UK and Europe.

Rosie leads on DE&I across Forrester Partners. We are proud to have partnered with diversity specialists, Moving Ahead, ensuring that we are at the driving diversity across our mandates and the wider industry.

Rosie holds an MA (Hons) in Philosophy from Edinburgh University.

Emma Young

Emma Young

Research Consultant

Emma joined Forrester Partners in 2021 as part of the research team. She works on a wider range of executive assignments across both the real estate and investment management practices supporting both the associates and partners.

Emma holds a BA (Hons) in Politics from the University of Exeter. Emma is also a member of Ladies in Real Estate (LIRE).

Lara Tapp

Lara Tapp

Research Consultant

Lara joined Forrester Partners in 2023 as part of the research team. She focusses on supporting the development and expansion of our fundamental equities business, across both the hedge fund and asset management client bases. Prior to this she completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Law from BPP.

Lara also holds a BSc (Hons) in Zoology from the University of Bristol.

Lucie Penruddock

Lucie Penruddock

Office Manager | PA

Lucie began her property career in 2004 when she was PA to the Investment team at Montagu Evans. In 2007 she moved to Briant Champion Long where she worked for the retail investment sector whilst also supporting the Managing Director. Following this she has taken on several roles in between having two children and moving to the countryside such as private tuition and PA to Cancer Consultant, John Butler at The Royal Marsden Hospital.

Lucie holds a BA (Hons) in Languages for Business at Oxford Brookes University.

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