Jan Hall is chairman of Heidrick & Struggles/JCA Group and leads the CEO & Board Practice in the UK. She also serves as co-head of the firm’s CEO & Board Practice in Europe. The founding partner of JCA Group, which was acquired by Heidrick & Struggles in 2016, Jan is regarded as one of the UK’s leading executive search consultants, operating at the top level in both board and executive search.
Previously Jan spent eight years as a senior partner at another global search firm. Prior to this, she was the European chief executive of The GGT Group plc where as a main board director she was responsible for the company’s 16 businesses across Europe.
Jan was also the senior independent director of First Choice Holidays (now Tui) for nine years, and spent 15 years as a council member of the Institute of Directors. She also led the Directors’ Forum program at London Business School for eight years.
Jan serves on the corporate development board of the Tate, and is a member of the Oxford Saïd Business School advisory board. In 1996, Jan was made an OBE for services to the Department of Trade & Industry, now BIS. She is also a Tavistock qualified executive coach.
Jan graduated from Oxford with a master’s degree in biochemistry.