Abigail Skerrett


Office Location: London

Phone: +44 20 70754000

Abigail Skerrett is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ London office and a member of the Industrial Practice, covering the oil and gas sector across Europe. She is also a member of the Engineering, Construction and Infrastructure Practice in EMEA. 

Abigail engages with clients in the major and independent oil and gas companies, oilfield services, and oilfield equipment sectors. Within the engineering, construction and infrastructure sector, she works for clients in the process EPC, construction and civil infrastructure sectors. Abigail has also worked on numerous assignments in the chemicals sector. Much of her work is cross border, particularly in Europe, North America, Africa, and the Middle East.

She has also worked closely with chairmen and boards on succession planning and the appointment of non-executive directors.  Abigail has a track record of successful placement of CEOs, Divisional CEOs, COOs, CFOs, and leaders in operations, country management, HSSE, and technical roles. Her background includes working for FTSE, NYSE-listed entities, private companies, and private equity-backed businesses.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Abigail spent several years in the industrial practice of another global executive search firm.


Abigail received a BSc in psychology from the University of Leeds and an MSc in occupational psychology from Goldsmiths, University of London. She is certified in Level A & B psychometrics.

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