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Anthony has advised major law firms, Big Four accountancy firms, FTSE 100 corporates, financial institutions and Government entities on legal search, strategic consultancy and leadership projects since 1993. He has completed assignments in all the major European economies, the US, CIS and across Asia. Previously Anthony led the international law firm practice at Whitehead Mann, having started his career as a Corporate Financier with Chemical Bank in London and New York. Anthony has an MA in History & Philosophy of Science from St John’s College, University of Cambridge.

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Hedley May Thinking

Professionalising Professional Services

Are high quality functional leaders the magic ingredient? ...

View from the top – intelligent leadership hosted by DLA Piper

Anthony May shared perspectives on ‘Intelligent Leadership’ alongside one of Britain’s most esteemed leadership speakers Baroness Manningham-Buller, Former Director General ...
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The Chair of the Audit Committee and Head of Internal Audit – a critical relationship but it needs work!

The relationship between the Chair of the Audit Committee and the Head of Internal Audit is critical to each other’s ...

Are FTSE’s fishing in the wrong pool for female CFOs?

There are more women on FTSE Boards than ever before but progress on diversifying the UK’s leading executive committees is ...
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CFOs – twice as mobile as General Counsel

60% of CFOs change with a new CEO, evidence of how much importance is placed on the two roles working ...

Preparing for an IPO

Don’t forget to assemble the new Head Office team. In the frenzy of preparing to IPO, it is very easy to lose sight of the fact that you are also preparing the company for the significantly increased external scrutiny that comes with being a plc ...

Becoming an NED – HR Directors up 318%; lawyers down 32%

We analysed the success of HR Directors and lawyers on becoming PLC Non-Executive Directors it made for pretty grim reading. HRDs have had rather more to celebrate than their legal counterparts ...
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If I’m ever going to be fired it will be because there was a mix up with the RemCo

Hugh Mitchell, Former Chief Human Resources & Corporate Officer, Royal Dutch Shell”discusses the pivotal moments in his career, the growing opportunities for HR to make an impact in international organisations and why Group HR Directors don’t need to be on the main board ...

Lawyers on Boards – “Where Are They?”

UK Boards are criticised for being drawn from a narrow pool of individuals who hold, or have previously held, senior executive positions – most commonly CEO and CFO roles. In this report, we examine why there are currently so few NEDs with legal backgrounds in the UK despite this being an aspiration for many in the profession ...
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Gender Diversity: Moving the Dial in 2012

A year after the Davies Report, there has been step change in the number of women appointed to FTSE 100 Boards. However, 87% of these board seats are non-executive. So how much has really changed and what more needs to be done to ensure women are better represented at all levels in organisations? Caroline Waters OBE gives her view on the controversial question of quotas and discusses some of the key barriers to progress and how these might be addressed ...
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The myth and reality of the corporate CRO

Deloitte and Hedley May have collaborated on a research project to bring some clarity to the much discussed role of ...

Diversity and inclusion applies to everybody, from the CEO to the janitor…

Helen Mahy CBE, former General Counsel & Company Secretary, National Grid and Rosemary Martin, Group General Counsel & Company Secretary, Vodafone talk to Nick Hedley about the practical steps that can be taken to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace ...
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