People Shape

Alex Pinsent

About Alex

Alex focuses on key strategic hires for corporate Legal functions across all major industry sectors and has worked on a range of high-profile Group General Counsel assignments for FTSE100, FTSE250 companies and privately held businesses.  He is passionate about helping the next generation of talent develop leadership skills and fulfill their potential.

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A significant proportion of Alex’s work is international, having conducted high profile global searches in collaboration with the New York team and the firm’s Asia Pacific affiliate office.

Having played golf to a high standard, Alex is fascinated by the lessons of sports psychology and how these translate to the world of work.  He is particularly interested in the concept of continuous improvement.

Alex began his career at the Bar and has an LLB from Nottingham University.

Our People

Hedley May is the power of its people. We work hard to create a culture in which everyone feels valued, are supported to thrive, and can live the values we believe in. We know the search for great people is driven by great people.

Hannah Burton

Phoebe Menezes-Jones

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The Belonging Project

In January 2020, we launched the Belonging Project, conducting over 100 interviews globally with a diverse range of people. Our research reaffirmed our core belief: organizations that create a strong sense of Belonging are more successful – in business, employee satisfaction and longevity. Belonging is the proven cornerstone of success.


When we founded Hedley May, we made a commitment to make a positive impact on our broader communities. We focus on providing opportunity to the underserved through mentorship, internships, workshops and other career development initiatives. We are also dedicated advocates and supporters of numerous social mobility programs.