Leithead brings with him 20 years of leadership experience and knowledge of the recruitment industry. After graduating with a degree in Law David joined Michael Page’s graduate scheme and quickly established a successful sales record recruiting in a broad range of sectors and international geographies. He headed up Michael Page’s operations as Managing Director in Japan for four years before being appointed Managing Director for the firm’s Banking and Financial Services in London, his most recent role.
With full responsibility for the leadership and development of Morgan McKinley’s London business, David will play a key role in meeting the company’s aggressive growth goals as well as building on the firm’s outstanding reputation for service and delivery to professionals and clients. This service results from an innovative investment in the long term career paths of professionals, building a community of talent that is energised by its “Career Ally” programme.
Gerald Fitzgerald, Global Chief Operations Officer, Morgan McKinley, said: “David’s track record, international experience, and contacts in the profession are second to none and we are thrilled to have him on board. Attracting someone of David’s calibre into the business is a great endorsement of our strategy and ambition. He brings with him incredibly strong knowledge and experience which will be vital as we continue our ambitious plans to grow and develop recruitment solutions for our clients.”
David Leithead added: “Morgan McKinley has a deserved reputation as the leading recruitment specialist in many areas of the financial and professional services market place. We have a tremendous opportunity to grow further and continue to diversify into new sectors, bringing our strong business values and service delivery to match the demands and rightly high expectations of our clients. We at Morgan McKinley are in an excellent position to capitalise on the growth opportunities presented by improving markets. Morgan McKinley’s brand, values and proven delivery models are facets I have respected as a competitor over many years, and I am excited to be on board and part of the great team that will take these to the next level.”
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