Ian Graves

Ian Graves

Senior Group Managing Director,

Direct: +44 7970 084326
[email protected]

The Shard
32 London Bridge Street
London SE1 9SG


Ian Graves is the Senior Group Managing Director for Robert Half Executive Search, specialising in the search and placement of senior-level, C-suite professionals across finance, technology, sales, marketing, legal and human resources disciplines. Headquartered in London’s iconic Shard building, Ian oversees all day-to-day leadership activities and operations, including the strategic direction of Executive Search business units across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.


For nearly 25 years, Ian has held various leadership roles with Robert Half, most recently as Senior Managing Director with operational responsibility for 10 markets across the company’s Continental Europe and Middle East operations. As a senior executive of an S&P 500 company, Ian’s deep knowledge of the economies, recruitment and employment markets makes him a trusted business partner for organisations of different geographies, sizes and industries.

Ian has recently returned to the UK following 12 years living in Continental Europe. His broad knowledge and commitment to leadership, change management, strategic development and succession planning offers him unique insight in helping companies prioritise and plan their critical hiring. Furthermore, each of his team of executive search directors has extensive experience in matching the industry’s best senior-level talent with successful businesses.

Personal and Professional Activities

Ian’s more than 30 years of experience in the staffing, search and selection industry has cultivated a passion for assessing and developing leadership and he is alumni of the Centre of Creative Leadership. A supporter of the Dogs’ Trust, Ian’s philanthropic efforts have included participation in the London to Paris Cycle and the Three Peaks Challenge. He is also an avid tennis player, golfer and skier.