Our Canada Executive Team

Jim Mitchell

President, Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge

Jim Mitchell is the President of Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge, where he is responsible for all Canada operations across all lines of business: Career Solutions, Talent & Leadership Development and Executive Search & Recruitment.  Jim is a member of the Executive Committee for both Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge and Lee Hecht Harrison globally.  Prior to this role, Jim held the position of Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Lee Hecht Harrison's U.S. Midwest region, responsible for providing highly effective talent management solutions in one of North America's most globally dynamic labour markets.

Over the course of his career Jim has managed successful and diverse teams in North America, Latin America and Europe, resulting in the development and implementation of innovative global business solutions in the automotive, steel, utilities and consumer products sectors.  In addition to line management responsibilities, Jim's business expertise includes: market strategy, process transformation, operational planning, cost & economic analysis and mergers & acquisitions. 

As a member of the European Institute in London, Jim researched the impact of globalization on labour markets, systems of capitalism and EU law.  His book "Recapitalization of Banks in Transition Economies: Poland and Hungary in the New Market Economy" provides a unique insight into the interrelationship between managerial practices and economic theory.  He has consulted with international leaders in business, government and academia on the unique challenges facing transition economies and industrial sectors.

Jim holds Masters degrees from the London School of Economics and Northwestern University, and a Bachelor's degree from John Carroll University.

Margo Hoyt

Managing Director, Senior Vice President Talent & Leadership Development

Kim Spurgeon

Senior Vice President, Sales

Robert Hosking

Senior Vice President, Managing Director – Search Practices

A highly experienced, strategic recruitment leader and sales executive, Robert Hosking is Senior Vice President, Managing Director - Search Practices at LHH Knightsbridge. A member of the senior leadership team, Robert leads the growth of the three search practices: Executive Search, Executive Interim Management and Leadership Search, with focus on setting the strategy direction, optimally organizing and aligning resources and developing approaches that will enable the teams to fully leverage the entire LHH Knightsbridge suite of solutions.
With an impressive record of success in developing winning growth strategies and building effective teams, Robert joined LHH Knightsbridge from Randstad USA where, as SVP Randstad General Staffing, he led the development and delivery of the Non Clinical Healthcare strategy for the US through the creation of three distinct delivery models.

No stranger to change management and business disruption, Robert was selected one of fifteen leaders globally to participate in the first offering of Randstad’s “Transformational Leadership Program” at the London Business School. Prior to Randstad US, Robert spent 21 years at Robert Half assuming increasingly senior leadership roles including the global executive director of the Office Team brand with focus on growth strategies, operational processes, change management and brand positioning in North America, Europe and Australia.

Robert holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce from University of Guelph. He has served as the Toronto Regional Immigrant Employment Council Committee Chair and the Chair for the University of Guelph Alumni.

Ann Burdette

Senior Vice President, CT Delivery & Operations

Ingrid Palmer

Vice President - Human Resources

Ingrid Palmer is a Registered Corporate Coach™ (RCC™), Human Resources Executive, and a leader with the proven ability to drive transformational change, improve organizational effectiveness and increase employee engagement. Throughout her career, Ingrid has held several progressive positions and has worked across several industries including Retail, Telecommunications, Manufacturing and Entertainment.

Ingrid believes positive focus and the ability to develop lasting relationships are the true key to success.

Anuja Jumani

Vice President, Finance and Operations

Maureen Quinn

Practice Leader, Canada

Maureen Quinn is the Practice Leader for the International Center for Executive Options (ICEO) in Canada, where she leads the country providing bespoke leadership transition support to senior executives and organizations. Previously, she was a Senior Advisor in the New York City ICEO Practice, where she partnered with senior executives leveraging her business and leadership acumen, serving as a thought partner, sounding board and trusted advisor. Her background with global human capital and professional services firms, including start-ups, mature businesses and turnarounds, makes her a valued asset within the global practice.
Prior to ICEO, Maureen was the Head of Administration and Operations for the US partnership of Egon Zehnder International, a leading global executive recruiting firm where she implemented a series of initiatives that enhanced client satisfaction, improved productivity and increased profitability.
Earlier she held senior positions at Drake Beam Morin, Inc. (purchased by Lee Hecht Harrison) and at Executive Interim Management (EIM) where she was a Senior Partner. Maureen’s business career began at Manpower Inc. (now ManpowerGroup) as General Manager of Canadian Operations and held several progressive positions up to SVP, Eastern US Operations, responsible for 478 branches and full P&L accountability for $1.4 billion in revenue. She interfaced regularly with the Board and was a member of the global leadership team.
Maureen earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Windsor (Canada) and completed the Executive Leadership Program at INSEAD. She is a member of the CEO Trust and volunteers with Larchmont Friends of the Family.