Stephen Neel


Stephen is a Founding Partner of Hanover Fox and heads the Consumer Practice, where he works across all functional areas.  His executive search experience dates back to the early 1980s with Korn/Ferry International in London.  His business background includes eight years with NASDAQ listed INMAC Corporation, where he  established and was General Manager of the French subsidiary and latterly Director of Business Development for the EMEA region.  He then joined a leading European search firm based in their London office, working for French clients in the industrial and consumer sectors.  Stephen has also worked extensively with private equity partnerships, recruiting CEOs for their investee companies and also Partners for the PE firms themselves.  He is active in the industrial field and has considerable experience in the security print sector.

Identifying a truly outstanding candidate for a client is a real thrill, like catching a wise and insightful salmon. Finding and  Introducing quite simply the best candidate in the market is a delight and a thrill I will never tire of

Educated in England, France and Switzerland, Stephen is a fluent French speaker and he has worked overseas and travelled broadly.  He has lived in France, Switzerland and the Middle East.  He is a passionate skier with a sophisticated interest in food and wine and in country pursuits, including fly fishing.


  • Food and drink/consumer
  • Industrial
  • Private equity
  • Non executive appointments
  • International
Stephen Neel

work Hanover Fox London Office

Stephen Neel

work 180 Piccadilly London W1J 9HF

work +44 (0)20 7917 9456

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work Hanover Fox Bristol Office

Stephen Neel

work 11 Fountain Court Woodlands Lane Bristol BS32 4LA

work +44 (0)1454 617555

Coordinates: 51.546452:-2.560705

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