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Simon Pollock Appointed Head of EMEA Media and Entertainment Practice

LONDON, July 18, 2016Heidrick & Struggles (Nasdaq: HSII), a premier provider of executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping worldwide, has appointed Simon Pollock to further develop the firm’s media and entertainment practice

Simon brings with him more than 30 years’ experience in the media and entertainment sector.  Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, he was a partner at a boutique search firm specialising in media, communication and entertainment businesses.

Before moving into executive search, Simon was Senior Vice President at Media Audits International and Vice President and Managing Director EMEA and Asia of A&E Television Networks, where he was responsible for launching and managing their portfolio of channels. He was also Vice President Sales at Sony Pictures Television International and served as Director of Sales for The Walt Disney Co.

“Simon will prove a huge asset with his extensive experience in the media and entertainment, both in the UK and internationally. As an industry veteran, he has an exceptionally strong media background and has held some very senior roles in this sector,” said Claire Babel, European regional managing partner of the global Consumer Markets Practice.

About Heidrick & Struggles:
Heidrick & Struggles (Nasdaq: HSII) serves the executive talent and leadership needs of the world's top organizations as a premier provider of leadership consulting, culture shaping and senior-level executive search services. Heidrick & Struggles pioneered the profession of executive search more than 60 years ago. Today, the firm serves as a trusted advisor, providing integrated leadership solutions and helping its clients change the world, one leadership team at a time.®