People Shape

Caroline Wicks

About Caroline

Caroline joined Hedley May to be part of a small and purposeful team in which each individual’s contribution is valued and fully aligned to delivering a first-class, bespoke service to clients. She specializes in corporate functional appointments across Legal, HR and Health & Safety and works with a wide range of corporates, financial institutions and professional services firms.

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Caroline is fascinated with the way in which control functions – done well – can simultaneously reduce risk and create value, and in the ever-increasing sophistication and complexity of these roles.

Caroline is deeply involved in the firm’s continuous improvement initiatives and thinking on Diversity & Inclusion. She is also a keen contributor to Hedley May’s CSR efforts, regularly working with our community partners and fundraising programs.

Caroline appreciates the firm’s belief in the practice of challenge for betterment – be it challenging clients, candidates, colleagues or oneself. A rejection of complacency and mediocrity leads to a culture of bravery and camaraderie which has helped Caroline achieve in all areas of her life. This working environment directly inspired Caroline to complete both marathons and triathlons.

Caroline has a BA in Modern History from the University of Sheffield and moved into executive search after a year of teaching English in China with the British Council.

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.

The Belonging Project

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.