People Shape

Luke Heaviside

About Luke

Luke joined the Board & CEO practice with over ten years’ experience in financial services search, covering all forms of banking, insurance, and asset and wealth management. He advises on Board, CEO and key functional and business leadership roles for public and private organisations in the UK, Europe, the US and Asia.

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Prior to joining Hedley May, Luke spent six years acting for some of the world’s largest corporations and financial institutions on Chair, Non-Executive Director, CEO and CFO appointments. Before this, he spent five years at a boutique insurance search firm, with a particular focus on general insurance, specialty lines, and life and retirement.

In addition to search work, he has worked extensively on board effectiveness, succession planning, talent mapping, and leadership assessment and development.

An inclusive culture that celebrates different ways of working towards a shared goal is what attracted Luke to Hedley May.

He has a BSc in Natural Sciences from Durham 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.

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.