About us:

Schonhofer offers clear, concise and indepth communication. Our approach to clients is transparent and well communicated throughout the hiring process.

We commit to deliver relevant and diverse shortlists.  This is because our behind the scenes efficiency and rigour of our service along with our integrity makes us different, along with a combination of:

“For those that don’t know Schonhofer I urge you to find out what they can do for you. Not only do Barbara and her team understand the London insurance market inside out, their reach is far wider and they go way beyond search providing real insights into the broader world of talent management.”

Chief Executive Officer, Lloyd’s

We are known for our...

Deep insurance sector knowledge

We are steeped in the insurance sector, whether you are looking for a chief executive, an insurance specialist or a functional head, we will understand your needs.

Well defined networks of contacts inside and outside the industry we serve

We have invested over many years in creating networks of the leaders of today and tomorrow, bringing together senior executives within the insurance sector and financial services more broadly. We are connected to industry, government and the charitable sector leaders.  This gives us unique access to contacts and candidates.

Flexible service approach

We have developed a bespoke style at Schonhofer.  We believe that one size does not fit all. Our flexible approach lets our clients choose between a full market search, a targeted search, or a direct approach to key candidates.  We are keen to understand our client’s needs in order to adjust our services accordingly.

Delivering through our...

Leadership team

The Schonhofer leadership team are long established in executive search.  We are all client facing and share the same values.  We bring different skills and capabilities together in order to provide meaningful solutions to your hiring needs.


All Associates are well known to the Schonhofer executive team and we are able to partner seamlessly on all projects, executive search or related services.