Hayley Findlay


Hayley comes to Watson with a background working in strategic communications and public relations at international communications consultancies. She partners with clients across sectors to help clients find their next Board Directors and CEOs, acting as a true collaborator and extension of their team. She believes in the value of understanding what is truly needed for the next phase of leadership for an organization at the beginning of a search.

Reason for doing this work

"The impact the work can have on an organization and more broadly on society and in the areas the organization works"

What I've learned

"The consultation phase where we engage stakeholders, from senior management, to the board to partners, is critical!"

Favourite place to look for answers

"My team! I work with such smart, collaborative, and interesting colleagues that all bring different perspectives and backgrounds."

Experience and Credentials

  • Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Queen’s University
  • Joined Watson in March 2022
  • Level II Award in Wines from Wine & Spirit Education Trust

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