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Laura McPhail

Laura co-founded Hedley May in the US with the belief that building a global executive search boutique capable of matching powerful advisory relationships with excellent delivery is a compelling client proposition.

Laura is a recognized expert in the recruitment of global General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officers, Chief Audit Officers and other senior Legal, Regulatory, Risk and Finance Officers to a range of corporates and financial institutions.

She is often invited to speak to leadership teams, at industry forums and at conferences on the characteristics of great functional leaders.

Previously, Laura led the global internal executive search team at Merrill Lynch, advising executive leadership on how to attract and retain critical talent, with a relentless focus on diversity.

Laura’s commitment to diversity starts with education and building a pipeline for future talent.  She works closely with the students, teachers and administrators at the Urban Assembly School for Law & Justice on the mission to prepare students from underserved communities for success in college and career.

Laura has a BS in Marketing and International Business from Indiana University.