Creating Leadership Excellence though Diversity & Inclusion 


Leila McKenzie Associates are an exclusive Executive Search, Selection and Research Services business operating both Nationally and Internationally. Our success is based on bespoke solutions and a personal service with specific focus on gender and ethnic diversity and the wider diversity and inclusion remit at senior leadership level, including executive and board positions. Our established network reaches across the UK, Europe, North America, Middle East and Asia enabling us to accelerate the careers of experienced executives worldwide. 

Leila McKenzie Associates focus on building long lasting, trusted partnerships with a variety of businesses from privately owned and private equity enterprises to FTSE 100 businesses, household brands and entrepreneurs across the globe. 

Leila McKenzie Associates are passionate about actively promoting the importance of Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace, particularly while recruiting for roles at senior level. Our international network of clients, candidates and partners give us superior global reach and footprint across the UK and internationally.

"Our Vision is to level the playing field in the boardroom & beyond for individuals of all backgrounds, whilst delivering the best in class personal service"

We are committed to absolute professionalism with integrity, tenacity; passion and open mindedness at the heart of everything we do. Our purpose is to level the playing field for leaders and senior executives but most importantly of all to find the best talent for each of our individual assignments. By respecting the importance of recruiting people at senior levels from all backgrounds, the practice can disseminate further and eventually lead to a more empowered and engaged workforce at all levels.. Diversity is an intrinsic element of leadership, where candidates can reach their full potential, and where organisations can operate most effectively. It is what makes the most successful companies succeed, as those with more diverse employees perform better financially. By actively sourcing diverse candidates and considering all backgrounds we can unlock talent and ensure future success.

We believe that equal opportunity & representation makes the world a better place & we continually strive to achieve this though our best in class Executive Search, Research & Services



“I have known Leila for many years and find her to be a professional, hard working and tenacious individual. I have spoken at one of Leila’s Diversity & Women in leadership events for executives and know that she has a strong network from senior management to board level. I would not hesitate to recommend Leila to anyone looking to recruit at executive level onto their boards or to bring diversity and inclusion into their business. Leila McKenzie Associates provide a bespoke, personal service and really do care about their long term relationships with both clients and candidates.”

—  Marnie Millard OBE, CEO & Multiple NED, Nichols Group & Vimto