Fox Rodney, the London based market leader in international legal search and recruitment, has announced the appointment of Tim Hammett as Chief Executive Officer. Hammett’s appointment as the first external CEO appointment marks a significant step in the evolution of Fox Rodney in its 21st year since being founded in 2000.

Tim will be charged with leading the firm through the next stage of development, driving business growth in 2021 and beyond for the Fox Rodney network of four European offices and a network of associated offices globally.  As part of today’s announcement, the current CEO, Stephen Rodney, will move to the role of Executive Chairman with immediate effect.

The appointment of Hammett brings a fresh perspective, alongside a wealth of experience in the recruitment and search market.  He has held senior leadership roles in Executive Search in the UK for over 20 years. He joins Fox Rodney from Norman Broadbent where he was Managing Partner of Norman Broadbent Board and Executive Search whilst also a member of the Group Operating Board. Previously, he has held senior positions at Wilton & Bain and Heidrick & Struggles.  He also has held operational management positions in Hong Kong, Dubai and Paris and has 15 years’ corporate experience, including a Global Sales & Marketing Director position at a UK plc.

Chairman Stephen Rodney says of Hammett’s appointment:

“We are delighted to welcome Tim Hammett to our senior leadership team as CEO.  He brings with him in-depth and extensive recruitment knowledge, a unique insight into the market and the senior leadership experience and gravitas required to drive the business forward to its next stage of development, enabling us to deliver on our strategic vision. 

As CEO, Tim will lead Fox Rodney as well as specialising in corporate market appointments of general counsel and in-house lawyers”. 

Tim Hammett comments:

“Joining Fox Rodney at such an exciting time is an incredible opportunity.  With over two decades of history in legal recruitment, Fox Rodney has an exceptional track record in this market, and I am thrilled to be asked to join the Company as CEO in order to spearhead its future growth”.

Hammett joins a committed and experienced Board of Directors, comprising Stephen Rodney, Chairman; Adrian Fox, MD & Head of International; Siobhan Lewington, MD and Head of London; Portia White, MD and Head of Dublin; and Helmut Rogalla, MD and Head of Munich and Frankfurt.

Hammett’s appointment as CEO comes at an exceptionally exciting time for the Company.  Fox Rodney is proud to introduce from today a new brand identity and newly redesigned website as it celebrates its 21st anniversary year.

Known simply from today as Fox Rodney, the new brand more closely reflects the firm’s business offering in the legal recruitment market.  Through this rebrand, Fox Rodney is committing to strengthen even further its appeal to and relationships with both law firm and corporate and financial services clients, as well as individuals developing their legal careers.

On the rebrand, Chairman Stephen Rodney says:

Our rebrand, combined with Tim’s appointment as CEO, comes at a fantastic time for the company to celebrate our 21st anniversary and reaffirm our commitment to the legal recruitment market. 

We have built our reputation over many years and are extremely proud of how we embody our core brand values of Trust, Bespoke and Driven.  We are committed to being a trusted partner, providing bespoke services and being results driven leaders for both our clients and candidates. 

Fox Rodney is known for being a market leader in legal recruitment across partner and associate recruitment, team moves & office openings as well as general counsel and head of legal in-house searches. Our track record of success in private practice and in-house legal recruitment demonstrates our extensive expertise.

Our new brand and website reflect our commitment to our vision and to serving our markets.”


About Fox Rodney

Fox Rodney is a specialist legal recruitment and search consultancy and has been leading the way in international legal recruitment for over 20 years.

Founded in 2000 by Stephen Rodney and Adrian Fox, the firm continues to deliver exceptional talent to law firms, corporates and financial services firms throughout Europe and internationally.  In the last 21 years, the business has grown to include offices in London, Dublin, Paris, Munich and Frankfurt and associated offices in Dubai, USA, Asia and Australia, servicing the needs of UK, US, Irish, French, German, Italian and other International law firms, as well as  corporates and financial services organisations.

The firm has built a team of outstanding Consultants who are leaders in their field. Working in partnership with the firm’s clients, they fulfil their recruitment needs across partner and associate recruitment, team moves & office openings, general counsel and head of legal in-house searches. Fox Rodney’s track record of success in private practice and in-house legal recruitment has long demonstrated its expertise in its markets.

For further information please contact:

Belinda Keller
Marketing Manager
Fox Rodney
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