About Us

Winchester Search is a leading independent executive search and selection firm serving the Asian, Australian, London, New Zealand, and Offshore markets. We provide discreet, professional and tailored recruitment services to international law firms, global financial institutions and multi-national companies.

Geographical Reach

Winchester Search has offices in London, Hong Kong and Melbourne and has exclusive alliances with legal recruitment consultancies in Sydney and Auckland. We undertake local, regional and global assignments according to our clients’ requirements. Our geographical areas of expertise include Asia (Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan and Indonesia), London, Australia, New Zealand, and the offshore jurisdictions (Cayman, BVI, Bermuda, Jersey, Guernsey).

Our Values

We provide a personal and professional service that accords with our core values of acting at all times with integrity, professionalism and respect. This has enabled us to develop strong relationships with our clients and candidates alike, who trust us in meeting their recruitment needs in a responsive manner.

Our Approach

We utilize both retained executive search and traditional contingent recruitment methods to ensure that we are able to locate the best qualified candidates for our clients. We ensure that all information shared with our clients and candidates is kept strictly confidential and that each party is kept updated throughout the recruitment process.

Specialist Practice Areas

Legal: Private Practice

We have considerable experience at recruiting at all levels of the legal profession, from junior associates to senior equity partners. Our experience includes helping to recruit teams of lawyers for international law firms when opening new offices in Hong Kong, completing numerous retained searches in Australia and Hong Kong and assisting lawyers to move to major international law firms in Asia, London, Australia, and the offshore jurisdictions.

Legal: In-House

Our In-House team places candidates at a variety of levels from newly qualified lawyers and documentation specialists, through to General Counsel across the Asia Pacific region. Our client base encompasses international banks, financial services firms and multinational corporations.

Compliance and Regulatory

We have considerable experience from mid to senior level hiring for a full range of financial services firms, multi-national companies, professional services firms and regulatory bodies across multiple jurisdictions in Asia. Our areas of coverage include equities / markets compliance, monitoring and surveillance, IBD / control room, anti-money laundering (AML), forensic and fraud.

Internal / IT Audit

We recruit from junior qualified operational and IT auditors through to heads of audit at country and regional levels. Our client base encompasses leading firms within financial services as well as multinational corporations.

Risk Management

The majority of our mandates are within financial services organisations from associate up to divisional head level. We recruit for positions within operational risk, market risk, credit risk and enterprise wide risk management.