Tom Legard


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Odgers Interim Leeds office

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Tom works for Odgers Interim within the Energy, Manufacturing and Infrastructure (EMI) Practice providing senior interim executives for manufacturing and engineering clients. He specialises in helping some of the world’s top companies by providing flexible, experienced and talented interim managers including board level, senior manager and director level candidates for a broad range of critical assignments across all business disciplines. Prior to joining Odgers, Tom spent four years developing the highly successful Manufacturing Practice for a leading independent interim provider.

He graduated from the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester having studied Estate Management and began his career working for Savills, before moving into the Business Information sector for Thompson Reuters and ultimately to a Sheffield based M&A boutique advising engineering businesses.


  • Energy, Manufacturing & Infrastructure

    The depth of our interim executives’ experience in the Energy, Manufacturing & Infrastructure sectors is unmatched. As a consequence, we have become a trusted partner with companies seeking interim leadership and project delivery, both in the UK and internationally.


  • Board & CEO

    As world-class organisations grapple with the global challenges of the 21st century, it is their leaders that define success.

  • Corporate Communications

    Chief executives are recognising the importance of strengthening and protecting corporate reputation and the vital role played by corporate communications in doing this.

  • Financial Management

    As the role of the finance function in corporate decision-making becomes ever-increasingly important, so the demands on finance leaders are rising.

  • Human Resources

    HR has become a commercial business partnering role; finding candidates who can make a genuine contribution to the organisation is paramount to a successful appointment.

  • IT Management

    Today's Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) play a vital role in the creation of the firm's strategic plan and in articulating how technology can enable business strategies.

  • Procurement & Supply Chain

    Odgers Interim are leaders in interim procurement and interim supply chain appointments. As the demand for specialist procurement & supply chain expertise increases our practice recognises the need for an international network of interim managers.

  • Legal

    The law plays an increasing role in business life today; corporate and practicing lawyers at the height of their profession are hard to attract.

  • Sales & Marketing

    Finding quality sales and marketing people who will really deliver for your organisation is all about uncovering what’s behind the personal pitch.

Tom assisted us in finding an Interim HR Director for a 12 month role. Tom quickly grasped our business needs and requirements and was adept in shortlisting two candidates within tight budget constraints, of which one was immediately appointed. The successful candidate managed to complete the project in 6 months and we were delighted with their work, delivered ahead of schedule in a challenging and fast paced environment. I would definitely use Tom & Odgers Interim again.

Group Operations Director, Parsons Peebles Group