Richard Hewitt, Head of Practice Education, Academic & Development

Richard.jpgRichard Hewitt is an experienced executive search consultant with a background in Higher Education and government and he has substantial international experience.  He has worked with world-leading organisations, placing senior candidates across Europe and specialising in transnational recruitment.  With expert industry insight, he has consulted on the review of department structures, the establishment of new functions and long term recruitment policy reviews.

Previously, Richard was a Senior Lecturer for a British university and was Course Leader for programmes delivered in China, where he lived for eight years; he lectured in International Business and Business Communication.  Richard also represented the Isle of Man Government in China and cooperated closely with FCO and UKTI officials at British Consulates in China and government departments in the Isle of Man to raise the Island’s profile in China as well as build cultural and educational links to China in the Isle of Man.  Because of his extensive experience in the Far East, Richard leads The Spencer Group’s efforts in that region.

A German, Mandarin and Cantonese speaker who has lived in Austria and China and worked across Western Europe and the Far East, Richard has an international outlook.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in German from the University of Bristol and a postgraduate diploma in International Marketing from Strathclyde University.

Outside of work, Richard is a musician; he sings tenor in a choir and plays cello in a symphony orchestra.