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Financial & Public Services

Our Financial & Public Services teams serve specialist clients across a diverse range of industry sectors including asset management, EdTech, fintech, insurance and private equity. Our specialist consultants can help execute organisational talent strategy and help recruit high calibre talent and future leaders. We are the trusted search partner to firms seeking to navigate a rapidly evolving industry sector that is constantly adapting to technology, regulatory and stakeholder pressures.


The global education sector has in recent years seen a huge industry shift which has led to an exponential boom in the need for EdTech. Today, the EdTech industry is seen as a crucial need in everyday life to advance skills and learning for both children and adults.

At Mackenzie Stuart, our Global Education division works closely with our clients in support of this growth through applying bespoke, industry-specific knowledge and market insights to provide a personalised approach that encourages long-term partnerships and access to top talent.  Our expertise extends over Early Learning, K-12, Higher Education, Enterprise, Educational Technology and Government education.

Financial Services

The financial services industry is constantly dealing with new challenges whether it be technology development, regulatory changes or competition for talent. The battle for high calibre talent within the financial services industry has never been so high and our clients have never been more aware of the need to constantly remain competitive and attractive to the best talent in the industry.

Our consultants have extensive experience in partnering with clients across the Asset Management, Insurance, Investment Banking and Wealth Management sectors. We are a trusted partner to many of the well-known industry leading organisations and have a deep knowledge and understanding of what it takes to provide the best talent and leadership in the industry.

Private Equity

Private Equity firms are one of the dominant and driving forces behind organisational change and operational efficiency to drive profitable returns. One of the major challenges for private equity firms is the fierce competition for talent and executive leaders who understand the nuances and differences of working within the PE environment.

Our consultants have years of experience working directly with private equity firms and portfolio companies to build, strengthen and develop management and executive leadership teams. In this highly competitive industry, our expertise allows us to identify and assess the suitability of candidates to successfully operate in the private equity environment. Our cross functional and industry specific consultants have a deep network and track record of success.

Our Financial & Public Services Experts

Will Peeke-Vout


Will Peeke-Vout


Will is a Director at Mackenzie Stuart and shares overall leadership responsibility for the firm’s global operations, P&L, sales and strategic development.

After graduating from the University of Leeds with an honour’s degree in Business Management, Will joined Mackenzie Stuart in 2011 as a Consultant within the Energy & Natural Resources practice. Today Will has a broad focus on Industrial related searches and has recruited across a range of sectors including Energy, Management Consulting, Manufacturing, Private Equity and Testing, Inspection & Certification.

As a member of the Board, Will has a particular focus on developing the firm’s profile and relationships, implementing growth strategy, and diversifying the firm’s industry expertise.

Nichola Howarth