Richard Sumner


Office Location: London

Phone: +44 20 70754000

Richard Sumner is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ London office and a member of the global Consumer Markets Practice.

With over 15 years of experience in leadership consulting, Richard has successfully partnered with global, pan-European and UK clients in the consumer and sports sectors in the recruitment of executives at the general management, C-Suite and Board level.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Richard was a partner with another global executive search firm where he spent ten years working with clients across the consumer and sports sectors. In addition, Richard was the European, Middle East & Africa regional leader for the company’s global Chief Marketing Officers practice.

His earlier career encompassed roles in strategic talent acquisition and search across both consumer and media industries.


Richard has a bachelor’s degree in European history and French from the University of East Anglia.

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