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  • Alan Stewart

    Role


    Partner

    Location


    London

    Phone


    +44 (0) 207 220 0255

    Email


    fslenquiries

    About Alan


    Alan is a Partner of Blackwood and works with both listed and private equity backed clients advising on CEO, CFO and Chair appointments and succession planning. He has extensive experience in senior level finance function appointments in particular. Prior to joining Blackwood, Alan worked at Heidrick & Struggles in the CFO Practice and has over 15 years’ search experience. Alan began his career as a consultant in the Oil & Gas industry. He read Economics at Strathclyde University.
  • Jane Fallis

    Role


    Researcher

    Location


    London

    Phone


    +44 (0) 207 220 0296

    Email


    fslenquiries

    About Jane


    Jane works on assignments across all practice areas. She read Law at Dundee University.
  • Jennifer Goslett

    Role


    Associate

    Location


    London

    Phone


    +44 (0) 207 220 0264

    Email


    fslenquiries

    About Jennifer


    Jennifer works on assignments in the Financial Officers Practice. Prior to joining Blackwood, she worked at Korn Ferry focusing on CFO appointments. She read Spanish and Italian at St Andrews University.
  • Nick Gribbon

    Role


    Senior Consultant

    Location


    London

    Phone


    +44 (0) 207 220 0252

    Email


    crlenquiries

    About Nick


    Nick leads Blackwood’s Consumer and Leisure Practice and has extensive experience across CPG, food and beverages, and the restaurant sector in particular. Prior to joining Blackwood, Nick worked at Russell Reynolds Associates with a particular focus on the consumer products sector in the UK and Europe. He began his search career at Heidrick & Struggles, initially based in London before transferring to the firm’s Mexico City office. He read Modern Languages at Bristol University.
  • Charlee Hawkins

    Role


    Researcher

    Location


    London

    Phone


    +44 (0) 207 220 0257

    Email


    crlenquiries

    About Charlee


    Charlee works on assignments across all practice areas. Prior to joining Blackwood, Charlee worked at Walker Hamill focussing on finance appointments across all sectors. She read Geography at Sussex University.
  • Simon Norris

    Role


    Consultant

    Location


    London

    Phone


    +44 (0) 207 220 1808

    Email


    fslenquiries

    About Simon


    Simon works on assignments in the Financial Officers Practice. Prior to joining Blackwood, Simon worked for a specialist financial recruitment company. He began his career at PwC in Audit and Business Recovery. He read Accounting and Finance at Sheffield University.
  • Lucia Ruck Keene

    Role


    Associate

    Location


    London

    Phone


    +44 (0) 207 220 1817

    Email


    fslenquiries

    About Lucia


    Lucia works on assignments in the Financial Officers Practice. Prior to joining Blackwood she worked as a consultant, most recently at Kinnevik where she provided risk advisory services to its portfolio of digital consumer businesses, and prior to that at a strategic consultancy where she worked with a range of businesses investing in Sub-Saharan Africa. Lucia read English Literature at Edinburgh University.
  • Chris Unwin

    Role


    Consultant

    Location


    Manchester

    Phone


    +44 (0) 161 241 3305

    Email


    fslenquiries

    About Chris


    Chris works on assignments in the Financial Officers Practice with a focus on advising private equity-backed businesses. He is also responsible for the firm’s activities in the North and Midlands, advising businesses on board level management changes. He read French and German at Oxford University.