Stephen Leavy has extensive international experience in senior-level executive recruitment.
Stephen began his career as a Solicitor with leading New Zealand law firm Russell McVeagh. Stephen then relocated to London where he joined the market-leading professional services recruitment firm Quarry Dougall. Stephen became an Associate Director of Quarry Dougall, and remained with the firm after its acquisition by Nasdaq-listed TMP Worldwide.
Stephen returned to New Zealand in 2002 and was a partner with another leading New Zealand executive search firm before founding Hobson Leavy with Carrie Hobson.
Stephen has a BA/LLB (Hons) from the University of Auckland, is a qualified Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and a Member of the Institute of Finance Professionals of New Zealand and the Institute of Directors.
Stephen was on the Board of Trustees for the First Foundation for 9 years and has also participated as a mentor in the First Foundation Volunteer Programme helping young New Zealanders achieve their potential.
He is married with three children.
Hobson Leavy is an executive search company that passionately believes Leaders Matter™.
Our unique 27-step process, featuring a dedicated researcher solely for your search, ensures we find the best possible candidate anywhere in the world.
We focus only on CEO, NED, executive level appointments and partners in professional services.