Gordon Simmonds has operated in professional services in Asia for nearly 25 years, and started his career in legal recruitment in the region in early 2007, with particular focus on private practice partner level search for a select group of global law firm clients hiring in and into Asia. He joined SR Search in February 2011 and launched the SR Search business in Asia, since when he has built a pre-eminent high level partner search practice throughout the Asia region based on long-term trusted relationships, working in strictest confidence on retainer with some of the world’s leading US and UK law firms. He is also active in the London market on specific confidential assignments.
Gordon is a law graduate from the University of Aberdeen, where he was also a golf 'blue'. He was admitted as a solicitor in Scotland in 1985 and in England & Wales in 1991; and was a corporate finance lawyer at Clifford Chance in London between 1988 and 1993.
I was at a magic circle firm in London for over 23 years. I did not look to leave and indeed thought I never would. Gordon talked to me about an opportunity over a number of years. He knew when to back off and knew when I needed a push. I felt that he was really trying to make sure that I would fit where I have now ended up; and I do. It was a really personal experience with him acting for my new firm (his client, clearly) but also very mindful of my needs and feelings. I am pretty sure I would not have made the leap without his help; and I am very glad that I have.