We recruit, develop and advise leaders who combine risk and regulatory discipline with a creative and broad commercial mindset.

Extensive legal, risk or compliance expertise, for now, is merely a starting point for CROs, CCOs and CLOs working both in-house and at major law firms. Internal legal, risk or compliance teams face a host of new risks thanks to changing business models, a global marketplace, more aggressive shareholder activism, and rising concern over cybersecurity and data privacy. A business’s Chief Risk Officer, Chief Compliance Officer or Chief Legal Officer must now be as nimble and innovative as the rest of its executive committee, moving the business forward while mitigating any threats.

Professional Services firms face a different set of pressures, as firm economics are challenged by new service providers. They are also regularly confronted by client expectations, forcing them to redefine the value they add, their structures, and fee arrangements. Partners in professional services firms must be able to evolve and executive committees must have a higher level of strategic capability than ever before. This is why legal, risk or compliance consultancy for executive positions has never been more important to businesses.


We recruit, develop and advise leaders who can engage with both regulators and the broad organization at all levels.

Principal Connections executive search consultants work closely with both in-house legal, risk or compliance functions and professional services firms to help them navigate these challenges. Our global network of over 250 executive search consultants, working in 35 offices worldwide, collaborate with boards and CEOs. Together, they recruit legal, risk or compliance executives with the necessary range of experiences and competencies to be impactful members of corporate leadership teams.

We also help build out legal, risk or compliance functions and design succession and development plans, so the entire service can operate as a sustainable, cohesive unit. Our legal, risk or compliance executive search consultants know how much is on the line and can partner with our clients to find the right solution to their legal, risk or compliance executive recruitment needs.

For professional services firms, our consultants work with partner committees, practice group leaders, and others to navigate the new requirements of leadership. We provide in-depth analysis of competence frameworks, team dynamics, assessment, and individualised coaching to maximise the efficacy of your legal, risk or compliance executive search consultants. At Principal Connections, we understand that in this fast-moving environment, change is the only constant. Our legal, risk or compliance executive recruitment services can help you navigate this with ease.


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Principal Connections is the leading executive search and board advisory firm serving Ireland and the United Kingdom, and is part of Agilium Worldwide LLC.



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