Financial Services

Financial Services interim management is becoming a more attractive proposition for organisations to meet skills gaps, manage projects or respond to exceptional circumstances. We have seen a significant increase in the number of interim assignments, within this sector, especially in the last 18 months.

Working closely with our search practice, our team offers experience across all key disciplines, regulatory environments and international markets, specifically;

  • Asset Management
  • Retail & Challenger Banking
  • Trading & Technology
  • Investment Banking
  • Insurance
  • Payments

Payments is a complex and rapidly expanding industry from the large corporates and the well-funded start-ups, to the smaller innovative players coming into the market. The payment processing industry is one of the most exciting and dynamic sectors within financial services. The transaction volumes are predicted to increase and diversify, which brings potential for innovation and opportunity.   The progress within the industry from what has traditionally been seen as a utility, to competitive high growth business area has seen the need for new talent at the executive level, which in turn is putting pressure on the demand of relevant professionals.  We have a proven track record of working with clients that cover the payments landscape and placing senior executives into these businesses.

The insurance sector has gone through significant change in the last 3 years with the increase in regulatory pressure and the change in pensions. There has been significant merger and acquisition activity in the insurance industry which has led to the need for interim managers to help with integration and change management. We have been able to assist many insurance companies through these major changes.

Our range is uniquely enhanced by our ability to call on the experience and support of more than 40 Financial Services Search professionals in the UK and several more in the Middle East, Central Europe, South Africa and Asia.

Finding the very best candidates to complement this complex sector can be critical and Odgers Interim Financial Services is in the habit of doing just this in specialist areas including;

  • Risk and regulation 
  • Finance 
  • Operations management 
  • Project/change management 
  • HR, legal 
  • Marketing / communications
  • Board appointments

All of our consultants in the Financial Services team have had a wealth of experience recruiting into the financial services sector and are therefore well placed to understand your cultural and human capital needs.

In a market where there is a finite resource of talented people, innovation and flexibility are essential and are at the heart of everything we do, evidenced by the diversity of clients we work with and the breadth of roles we execute on their behalf.

We have a strong track record in placing interim managers into a number of senior and c-level roles often in the strictest confidence. Recent placements include;

  • Interim Programme Director – Experian
  • Interim CFO – Henderson TIAA
  • Interim CIO – Confidential Payments business
  • Interim COO – Wheb asset management
  • Interim CEO – Confidential Asset management
  • Interim HR Director – WorldPay
  • Interim CFO – Antin Infrastructure
  • Interim MD – Confidential Payments business
  • Interim Head of Legal – Unum Insurance
  • Interim CFO – Co-op Insurance
  • Interim Global HR Director – Confidential Fund Manager
  • Interim Programme Director – London Stock Exchange
  • Interim Head of Change - Private & Confidential
  • Interim Chief Risk Officer – Insurance
  • Interim Group Compliance Officer – PLC Insurer

 All of our consultants are willing to talk through our track record in more detail.


For all enquiries regarding Financial Services interim recruitment please contact:

Paul Smith


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Odgers Interim London office

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Tim Muzio


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Alex Lenihan


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Odgers Interim Manchester office

work 9th Floor, 82 King Street
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Lenny Michael


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Odgers Interim London office

work 20 Cannon Street

work +44 20 7529 1111

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