The Halsey Keetch Story

Founded in 1988, we are recognised as a leading governance, regulatory and controls specialist search firm, and have placed hundreds of people into leadership roles across the evolving compliance, financial crime, risk, audit and finance disciplines over the years. We are also a family business, established by our late founder, Nigel Halsey, specifically to focus on these areas as they were emerging as a key component of the financial services industry’s architecture. Our firm was rebranded in 2015 by Alex and Caroline Keetch and we continue to focus on these critical areas, as they continue gain greater prominence.

The present and the future

In 2015 Caroline Keetch rebranded our business as Halsey Keetch. Alex Keetch, himself an experienced headhunter, joined to co-run the business. Today, Halsey Keetch blends the thoroughness of the traditional headhunting approach, with a modern and innovative approach to research and reporting. Our firm’s DNA and ability to solve talent issues spanning the mission-critical governance and controls functions is unique and, as such, the Halsey name remains at the heart of the leadership network in these areas.

The present and the future

Bank Of England

In 2015 Caroline Keetch rebranded our business as Halsey Keetch. Alex Keetch, himself an experienced headhunter, joined to co-run the business. Today, Halsey Keetch blends the thoroughness of the traditional headhunting approach, with a modern and innovative approach to research and reporting. Our firm’s DNA and ability to solve talent issues spanning the mission-critical governance and controls functions is unique and, as such, the Halsey name remains at the heart of the leadership network in these areas.

The 2000s

Caroline Keetch, née Halsey, joined the business in 2003 to work as a consultant across all practice areas. The company’s track record evolved in line with those of its contacts, leading to the development of relationships with many of the financial governance sector’s leading figures. Following the global financial crisis, the demand for governance and controls staff expanded dramatically across all areas of financial services, and Halsey Consulting established an enviable track record during this time, thanks to the company’s longstanding focus on the key controls functions.

The 2000s

2000s - financial crisis

Caroline Keetch, née Halsey, joined the business in 2003 to work as a consultant across all practice areas. The company’s track record evolved in line with those of its contacts, leading to the development of relationships with many of the financial governance sector’s leading figures. Following the global financial crisis, the demand for governance and controls staff expanded dramatically across all areas of financial services, and Halsey Consulting established an enviable track record during this time, thanks to the company’s longstanding focus on the key controls functions.

The 1990s

Halsey Consulting built some of the earliest compliance and regulatory teams in the City, including contributing to the growth of the Investment Management Regulatory Organisation (IMRO), which would become part of the FSA, and latterly the Financial Conduct Authority.

The 1990s

1990s - regulatory

Halsey Consulting built some of the earliest compliance and regulatory teams in the City, including contributing to the growth of the Investment Management Regulatory Organisation (IMRO), which would become part of the FSA, and latterly the Financial Conduct Authority.

1988

Our story began in 1988, when Nigel Halsey founded Halsey Consulting. The wave of de-regulation in the mid-1980s led to exciting opportunities for the financial services industry, although these were accompanied by control failures and. In response, the compliance, risk and audit disciplines began their journey to becoming the dynamic and empowered functions they are today. Already a successful headhunter, and a founding Director of Michael Page City, Nigel established his company to focus on these areas.

1988

Nigel Halsey

Our story began in 1988, when Nigel Halsey founded Halsey Consulting. The wave of de-regulation in the mid-1980s led to exciting opportunities for the financial services industry, although these were accompanied by control failures and. In response, the compliance, risk and audit disciplines began their journey to becoming the dynamic and empowered functions they are today. Already a successful headhunter, and a founding Director of Michael Page City, Nigel established his company to focus on these areas.