Sophie Scholes


Sophie Scholes is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ London office where she leads the UK Financial Services Practice and the banking sector in Europe. She is also a member of the CEO & Board of Directors Practice, working with both corporate and financial services clients.


Drawing on 20 years of experience, Sophie advises clients on succession planning, leadership assessment, and both executive and non-executive appointments. She frequently works in a cross-border capacity and for public and private company clients.

While at Heidrick & Struggles, Sophie has held various leadership and committee roles, including serving as a member of the European Leadership Advisory Group and the Global Partnership Nominations Committee and founding and leading the European Women’s Network. She currently serves on the UK Operating Committee. In her early career, she worked in corporate finance at a European investment bank

In addition to her native English, Sophie speaks German and Spanish. She has been based in London, Amsterdam, and Madrid.


Cambridge University, First Class Degree in Modern & Medieval Languages