John Spurling is a member of the Financial Services Practice and co-leader of the firm’s global Real Estate Practice. His search work focuses primarily on senior-level assignments for real estate and related clients in the U.K. and across Europe, Asia and North America. John brings more than 22 years of executive search experience to his role.

Professional experience

  • Before joining Spencer Stuart, John was a senior partner at another leading international search firm. In that capacity, he conducted a wide variety of searches for CEOs, CFOs, general managers and functional heads, serving real estate clients as well as clients in the asset and wealth management, financial services, private equity and industrial sectors.
  • John started his search career in 1988 at a quoted U.K. company, where his focus and experience in the property, construction and related services markets culminated in a position on the international board.
  • Prior to his MBA, he worked in retail management and, for a short period, was a professional golfer.

John earned his MBA from Edinburgh University.