Simon Waddington


Simon Waddington is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ Dublin office and a member of the Financial Services Practice. He has more than 25 years of experience working with and advising clients in the Irish and international markets across various industry sectors, helping them to secure C-suite and leadership talent.


Before joining Heidrick & Struggles, Simon led the Irish office of a London-headquartered boutique executive search firm. Before that, he ran his own executive search business.

Prior to his career in executive search, Simon worked as a consultant for a specialist legal recruitment firm and as a legal editor for a publishing company.


University of Ulster, Advanced Diploma in Management Practice

University of Sheffield, LLB Bachelor of Laws