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Leading the way


Meet our leadership team

Innovation is prevalent throughout WilsonHCG. Our leadership team is comprised of the best in the business — those who are forever looking forward and anticipating what’s on the horizon. And to get the job done, they empower their teams to settle for no less than excellence. It’s with WilsonHCG’s thought leaders guiding the way that has catapulted it — and with it, our clients — to such success.
John Wilson

Chief Executive Officer

John Wilson is the CEO of WilsonHCG. He founded the company in 2002 and has grown it into a global leader with a footprint that spans more than 65 countries and six continents.

John has driven foreign market entry and expansion, allowing the company to scale at speed. He’s led several strategic acquisitions across Europe, Canada and Asia and secured investment from three private equity firms.

Today, WilsonHCG finds top talent for some of the world’s biggest companies, allowing them to concentrate on other strategic initiatives.

Kim Pope

Chief Operating Officer

Kim Pope is the COO of WilsonHCG. She's responsible for driving the implementation of talent partnerships and continually evolving the solution strategy.

In her role, she’s been instrumental in building the framework for many of the company’s global partnerships, acquisitions and funding from PE firms over the years. Kim leads her team by collaborating to ensure operational and process excellence. Her forward-looking perspective inspires her team to continually evolve the WilsonHCG brand and solution offerings.

Craig Sweeney

Executive Vice President
Global Strategic Talent Solutions

Craig Sweeney is the SVP of global strategic talent solutions at WilsonHCG. In his role, he leads new client development across the world — spanning projects across the Americas, EMEA and APAC.

Craig builds proactive talent solutions by consulting with clients and working with his team of regional experts to ensure customers have diverse, passionate people who support their business goals. By tailoring solutions to the needs of each region, he’s an integral part of WilsonHCG’s international growth.

Ken Bowles

Chief Financial Officer

Ken Bowles is the CFO at WilsonHCG. He has the primary responsibility of managing financial growth, accounting, finance and forecasting, as well as leading private and institutional financing.

Ken has more than 20 years of experience in corporate leadership and finance. With a robust background with roles in commercial finance, supply chain, financial planning and analysis, Ken also previously served as an Officer in the US Army supporting the Second Infantry Division and the US Army Finance School. He holds an MBA from the University of South Carolina.

Marisol Hughes

Executive Vice President
General Counsel

Marisol Hughes is EVP and general counsel at WilsonHCG. She leads two key support functions: legal and people & culture. She drives the company’s internal human capital management strategy – including talent growth and development, compensation and benefits and employee relations and engagement – to support continued growth, innovation and profitability.

On the legal side, she and her team negotiate key contracts, assist in the navigation of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), oversee compliance and corporate governance, while supporting WilsonHCG’s foreign market entry and expansion.

Lesley Taylor

Senior Vice President
Talent Operations EMEA

Lesley Taylor is the SVP of talent operations in EMEA at WilsonHCG. She manages the delivery of recruitment solutions throughout EMEA across all industry sectors.

In her role, Lesley improves business outcomes by building strong relationships with clients to form true partnerships. This relationship-building occurs through growth-supporting programs that have led to positively impacting the bottom line and long-term, progressive solutions, rather than reactionary, transactional ones.

Nicky Newman

Global Director of Operations

Nicky Newman is the director of executive operations at WilsonHCG. Tasked with day-to-day operational management, Nicky also manages business development, office administration and IT support functions.

Her ability to streamline and review processes has resulted in maximising efficiency across the organisation. Nicky's specialisations include executive search, recruitment process outsourcing and human capital consulting.

Andrew Oliver

Co-Managing Director, Asia

Andrew Oliver is the co-managing director of WilsonHCG in Asia. He leads the broader business and the financial services practice across multiple countries in the APAC region. In his role, Andrew also drives client relationships and manages executive search delivery across all industries.

With more than 25 years of executive search experience and leading teams, Andrew develops financial strategies for the long-term success of the organisation. Prior to moving to Hong Kong, Andrew spent four years at a search firm in London managing financial services and legal teams.

Richard Letcher

Co-Managing Director, Asia

Richard Letcher is the co-managing director of WilsonHCG in Asia. He leads the broader business and the human resources function across multiple countries in APAC. He specialises in senior-level mandates across all industries.

Richard has more than 28 years of executive search experience. Prior to establishing Profile in 2005 and after starting his career as an accountant, he led recruiting accounting professionals and built out the HR practice throughout Hong Kong and China for a leading search firm.

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