Emma Penny is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ London office and a member of the Global Financial Services Practice. She focuses on asset management and wealth management clients, conducting senior level searches for general managers, senior institutional, wholesale, and retail distribution professionals as well as senior investment leaders and investors across all asset classes and functions. Emma also focuses on ESG and sustainability roles as well as inclusion and diversity within Financial Services.


Emma transferred to London from Heidrick& Struggles’ Hong Kong office where she conducted asset management, investment banking, and equities engagements across Asia Pacific.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Emma worked for two leading financial services search firms in Hong Kong. She spent her earlier career with a UK non-profit waste management solutions, compliance services, and sustainability consultancy. Emma is vice chair of the CFA UK Inclusion & Diversity Network.