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Verity Walker, née Smith

Verity focuses on senior functional appointments for corporate, financial services and professional services firms. She also supports professional services clients with Partner hires. Verity has a particular specialism in the areas of finance, audit and risk management. She brings a wealth of executive search experience having worked in the industry since 2005. Prior to joining Hedley May in 2013, she was a Consultant with a U.K. search firm where she worked with a portfolio of UK and international clients and developed a corporate officer practice. Verity has an MA (Hons) in English and Classical Civilisation from Trinity College Dublin.

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