Michael Barrington-Hibbert

Michael Barrington-Hibbert

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Michael Barrington-Hibbert is the Founder and Global Managing Partner of Barrington Hibbert Associates, the executive search, leadership development and diversity advisory firm. He is responsible for key client relationships for Barrington Hibbert Associates, operating at Board and Global Management Committee level. He is also the Co-founder of the 10,000 Black Interns initiative, a nonprofit organization that transforms the prospects of young Black people in the UK. Michael has over 20 years of executive research industry experience, with an extensive global track record in primary and secondary banking and market appointments, both on the sell and buy side. He is a leader in the field of diversity awareness and equality, and is an active contributor to press and television media on executive recruitment practices and inclusivity. He works closely with FTSE 100 companies and leading investment banks to advise them on how to increase the number of BAME professionals within senior management positions.

Academic History


  • The firm provides a result-driven, flexible and transparent service to professional services and financial institutions across the globe.

  • A key component of their strategy is the acquisition of complementary businesses, chosen to provide a complete human capital platform.

  • It is the longest established Black owned C-suite executive firm in Europe, with a client base that spans developed markets of EMEA and North America.


  • It is an initiative that helps transform the prospects of young Black people in the UK by offering paid work experiences across a wide range of sectors.

  • It provides training and development opportunities, and creates a sustainable cycle of mentorship and sponsorship for the Black community.



  • In 2022, he was awarded the Freedom of the City of London for his services to promote executive search and diversity within Financial & Professional Services.

  • His work has been widely acclaimed, having been recognized in the Financial Times EMPower Leaders List 2017.