Richard Sumner


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.


University of East Anglia, Bachelor’s Degree in European History and French