Hamish Davidson

Advisory Board


Hamish is one of the most experienced and well-respected recruitment specialists in the UK, having led global searches for a range of high-profile roles during his time as partner heading up the UK Executive Resourcing team at PricewaterhouseCoopers and as Chairman of first Veredus Executive Resourcing and then Rockpools. 

These have included leading the searches for: Commissioner of Transport for London; Chair & Chief Executive of the Legal Services Commission; Chair & Chief Executive & Board of the Olympic Delivery Authority; Chair, Chief Executive & a team of 14 Trustees for the Equalities & Human Rights Commission; Chair of the Electoral Commission; and Chief Executive for the UK Supreme Court. 

Today, apart from leading his own diverse consultancy practice ‘Davidson & Partners’ and chairing Entrepreneurs in Action, Hamish also chairs Iris Consulting (a niche London based, research focused, improvement consultancy) and MJI (a Scottish based, public affairs & transformation consultancy). A passionate advocate of diversity and authenticity of leadership in its widest sense, Hamish firmly believes that talent is fully transferable between the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, as well as between different industries, organisations, countries and cultures.

“I am totally committed to nurturing, developing and encouraging talent and entrepreneurship – and in the power of inspiration and personal example. This is the reason why, since meeting Derek, I have been determined to assist him in realising his vision for EiA in any way that I can, and why I am so proud, today, to be chairman of this wonderful organisation.”




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