Our talent acquisition and executive search business specialises in finding the most suitable candidates for your human resource needs, as well as structuring your team to deliver at a consistently high level.
Our clients recognise that in a diverse and evolving market, finding the right talent is only the first step, which is why we offer a full advisory service.
BHA works to promote diversity and equal opportunity awareness in businesses.
Michael Barrington-Hibbert is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of BHA. His current focus is on client relationships, and he oversees a portfolio of FTSE 100 firms.
After graduating from the University of New York with a dual degree in Business and Strategic Leadership, Michael joined Morgan Stanley in New York. In 2005, he moved to London where he began his headhunting career. He founded Barrington Hibbert Associates in 2010. The company has continued to expand, and now also has operations in the US and Middle East.
Michael is a leader in the field of diversity awareness and equality, and is an active cross-sector advisor on executive recruitment practices and inclusivity. His work has been widely acclaimed, most recently in the Financial Times EMPower Leaders List 2017.
Outside of work, Michael focuses on philanthropic and mentoring projects, predominantly working with young, promising school and university students from inner-city areas. His charitable organisation, The Barrington Hibbert Foundation, provides scholarships to outstanding young people from Inner City schools in London, and his Inspire Through Sports initiative offers underprivileged children in Africa the chance to reach their potential using sport as a vehicle to education.
Michael lives in Suffolk with his wife and their three children.
Solomon is Managing Director of BHA, responsible for the company’s financial markets practice globally. He works with both bank and buy-side clients.
Solomon holds a number of non-executive directorships and advisory board memberships across Africa, and has extensive experience working with government and corporate clients across the region.
Prior to joining BHA, Solomon worked delivering turn-key solutions in Oil & Gas, Shipping, Agriculture, Real Estate and Engineering industries. He has led several strategic ventures in Africa providing investors with both commercial and social returns. He brings a high level of understanding to his cross-sector portfolio of clients at BHA.
Solomon joined BHA in 2015. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of Nottingham.
Outside of work, Solomon is closely involved with an orphanage in Nigeria that is devoted to the care of homeless babies and children, whose parents are deceased or otherwise unable to care for them.
There are a number of complex factors at play resulting in the meagre representation of diverse candidates in executive roles, and there are even fewer operating at the top levels in the City and in FTSE100 companies.
BHA works extensively through a number of partnerships, many of which have let to recruitment to our own team, and supported students through university and into the job market.
We partner with inner-city schools, notably with Christ the King College in Lewisham – which has a significant BAME attendance – running workshops on employment in the City, and offering internships her at BHA. We believe that the pipeline for future executives should be nurtured, and that the 14-18 age bracket is in need of this kind of encouragement and directional support. We also partner with The Brokerage, a charity that facilitates getting young BAME candidates into city roles. We have hired graduates directly from this programme.
We established the Barrington Hibbert Foundation in 2012, offering scholarships to BAME candidates from low-income families.
The scholarships are awarded to students between 18-21 years old in full-time education. The bursaries help to alleviate some of the costs of university. We have awarded five such bursaries since the programme’s inception.
In March 2014, the BHA Foundation commissioned the pilot programme Inspire through Sport.
The objective of this initiative is to work with young children aged from 5 to 16 years old in deprived townships in South Africa, using sport as a vehicle to raise aspirations.
Michael Barrington-Hibbert is an AMOS Bursary mentor and a designated Role Model with the Reach Society.
The Amos Bursary is dedicated to empowering state-educated British young men of African and Caribbean heritage to realise their career ambitions. The REACH Society is a social enterprise that encourages, motivates and inspires black boys and young black men to realise their potential and achieve success in adult life.