People Shape

Henry Thompson

About Henry

Henry works as a generalist, supporting Corporate, Financial Services and Professional Services clients across a range of Board and executive-level roles. He brings a number of years of search experience, in which he facilitated several successful senior leadership appointments.

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Prior to joining Hedley May, Henry’s experience was focused mainly on legal and compliance work, across sectors, with a particular focus on life sciences, technology and manufacturing. He has also had team management experience, previously leading a Business Support function, acting as a mentor to members of the team and helping to communicate their questions and concerns to the wider business. Outside of work, Henry enjoys playing and watching sport, and is an avid runner.

Henry holds a First-Class Honours in History from the University of Nottingham. 



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.