Richard Simmonds

Richard Simmonds


As a director within the executive search team at New Street Consulting Group, I am an experienced professional with a number of years experience in the marketplace. Currently, I work within the industry sector with experience covering construction, manufacturing, engineering, mining, energy, oil & gas and the public sector.

What experience and expertise do you bring to your role?

I have over 17 years’ executive search experience specialising in the industry sector. I joined New Street Consulting Group from Miles Advisory where I was a partner. Prior to that, I worked at Korn Ferry as the Practice Head for Industry & Professional Services leading a team of consultants.

I started my carer post-graduation with the Royal Navy when I flew the Lynx helicopter in the Fleet Air Arm completing a number of tours of duty around the world.


What are your thoughts on the future of your sector?

A huge challenge for the sector at the moment is diversity – It needs much more of it which can only be achieved through a broader outlook on the candidate community. Employer brand and other talent attraction elements are often overlooked. They need to be challenged and prioritised.

What do you enjoy outside of work? Any hobbies?

I love sport and fitness. In particular, rugby and cricket. I also love walking, cycling and going to the gym.

What’s the best advice you were ever given?

It’s all about quality.