Alice Breeden


Alice Breeden is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ London office and a member of the global leadership team. She is a co-regional managing partner of the CEO & Board of Directors Practice in Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa and leads work with boards and senior leadership teams worldwide on a wide range of talent advisory issues. Alice has more than twenty years of experience working at the senior executive and board level in some of the world’s largest and most complex organisations. Alice is published on the topic of board effectiveness, including contributing to the World Economic Forum debate.


Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Alice led the People Operations for Google in EMEA. Before that, she worked for twelve years in McKinsey’s London office, where, as a partner, she was one of the leaders of the organisation practice worldwide, leading multiple major transformation programmes in the UK public sector, airline, travel and logistics, banking and technology.

Alice began her early career in marketing and communications, working for a number of organizations including American Express.


London Business School, MBA

University of Durham, Bachelor’s Degree in English and Literature