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Matthew Simmons
Managing Director

Peter Whyte
Director
Compliance & Risk

Mark Bailey
Director
Head of Client Solutions

Matthew Simmons

Managing Director

M: +44 7771 962 691

D: +44 20 8106 9346

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Matthew founded Simmons & Hanbury in 2018. He has advised on executive search and legal consultancy services for many global listed corporations over the last two decades.

Prior to establishing Simmons & Hanbury, Matthew held various senior leadership positions, including head of legal practice and head of legal consulting practice at other global search firms. Over the course of his career he has developed an extensive network of cross-border candidates and clients.

His clients range from Fortune 100 and FTSE-listed companies, to major global law firms and private equity houses. Matthew has in-depth expertise within the financial services sector and has successfully completed search assignments for banks, investment funds, private equity houses and leading law firms. In addition, he has completed numerous assignments for corporations across a range of industries. He also leads a number of high profile general counsel networking events.

Before moving into executive search, Matthew obtained a Master’s degree in Business Management & Marketing at the University of Westminster.

Peter Whyte

Director

Compliance & Risk

M: +44 7437 701 898

D: +44 20 8106 9349

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Peter is a Director at Simmons & Hanbury and leads the Compliance & Risk practice.

He specialises in recruiting senior and associate level compliance mandates for leading hedge funds, asset managers, private equity, proprietary trading firms, insurers, brokers and banks.  Peter has in-depth knowledge of financial services and an extensive track record and network within compliance and risk.

Before joining Simmons & Hanbury in 2019, Peter spent 13 years with a leading governance recruitment firm, where he led a team covering compliance, financial crime, risk management and legal roles.

Peter holds a Master’s degree in English from the University of Dundee and a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the University of Law in London.

Mark Bailey

Director

Head of Client Solutions

M: +44 7787 809 311

D: +44 20 8106 9348

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Mark joined our legal services division Hanbury Partners in 2019 as head of client solutions. He has focused on interim assignments for over a decade, providing mid to senior appointments to a variety of organisations. Throughout his career he has developed strong relationships with both candidates and clients, enabling him to provide solutions in a timely manner.
Earlier in his career, Mark partnered with legal clients in the not-for-profit sector and, local and central government departments to complete projects for interim and permanent hires. More recently, he has completed senior interim and permanent assignments for regulatory, charity, TMT, Oil & Gas and Financial Services clients.

Mark focuses on sourcing interim lawyers, company secretaries, paralegals and ISDA negotiators for secondment’s across the law firm, corporates and financial services sectors. He also is adapt at finding the appropriate consultants for specific regulatory projects such as GDPR, Brexit, Variation Margin, MIFID II and SMRC.