Richard Sumner


Richard Sumner is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ London office and regional managing partner of the Consumer Markets Practice for Europe and Africa.


With more than 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.

Earlier in his career, Richard had roles in strategic talent acquisition and executive search across both consumer and media industries.


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