Aidan Thompson

Head of Client Partnerships

With over two decades of experience in executive search, Aidan’s career spans various senior roles, both within global search firms as a multi-site P&L responsible Director, and as a business owner running his own executive search practice.  

As Head of Client Partnerships, Aidan leverages his extensive cross-sector knowledge and global search experience to foster strong and enduring relationships with our clients. He has become a trusted partner to our clients for global C-Suite and N-1 executive placements. 

Aidan’s role is to ensure that our customers meet their strategic objectives on each assignment and receive the highest standards of service and insight. He has a track record of building diverse and inclusive teams and takes great pride in helping businesses deliver ambitious growth plans.   

Aidan cultivates a deep understanding of client needs and delivers tailored executive search solutions that drive organisational success. His expertise encompasses the full spectrum of executive search and talent advisory services, ensuring that clients benefit from his comprehensive knowledge and strategic insights. 

In the 13 years running his own successful executive search business, Aidan honed his skills in process management and talent acquisition, before joining the Holmes Noble team in 2022. This entrepreneurial experience provided him with a unique perspective on the intricacies of running a business, further enriching his ability to serve clients with agility, precision and understanding. 

Beyond his professional achievements, Aidan is a former Scotland Students and Scotland A international rugby player, a testament to his dedication, teamwork, and competitive spirit. He continues to channel this drive as a competitive league cricketer, maintaining his passion for sports and excellence in all endeavours.